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Super Monster -- Awakened from his arctic tomb by an atomic bomb, Gamara is the last survivor of a species of colossal chelonians rumored to have originated 8,000 years ago from the lost continent of Atlantis.


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Release Date:
7 May 1980 (USA) See more »
Clash of monster vs. huge spaceship! Special effects blockbuster thrills and excitement! See more »
Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope. | Add synopsis »
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Gamera vs. Zigra / Gamera Super Monster DVD Review
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  (in credits order)
Mach Fumiake ... Kilara
Yaeko Kojima ... Marsha
Yoko Komatsu ... Mitan
Keiko Kudo ... Giruge
Koichi Maeda ... Keiichi
Toshie Takada ... Keiichi's Mother
Hiroji Hayshi
Makoto Ikeda
Kisao Tobita ... Driver
Osamu Kobayashi ... 'Zanon' Captain (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûzô Hayakawa ... Policeman
Toru Kawai ... Gamera
Reiko Tajima ... M38 alien (uncredited)
Ted Thomas ... Narrator / Policeman (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Noriaki Yuasa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niisan Takahashi  (as Nisan Takahashi)

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
Hirozaki Ohba .... producer
Shigeru Shinohara .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
Masaya Tokuyama .... producer
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
Cinematography by
Akira Kitazaki 
Michio Takahashi 
Akira Uehara 
Art Direction by
Akira Inoue 
Tomohisa Yano 
Set Decoration by
Nobuhisa Iwata 
Makeup Department
Chie Tshuchiya .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiromi Munemoto .... assistant director
Sound Department
Kimio Tobita .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Kazufumi Fujii .... special effects director
Yuzo Kaneko .... special effects director
Noriaki Yuasa .... special effects director
Camera and Electrical Department
Tadaaki Shimada .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Zenko Miyazaki .... editor: stock footage
Tatsuji Nakashizu .... editor: stock footage
Shôji Sekiguchi .... editor: stock footage (as Shoji Sekiguchi)
Other crew
Midori Kobayashi .... script girl
Masaya Tokuyama .... planner

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uchu kaijû Gamera" - Japan (original title)
"Gamera Super Monster" - USA (TV title)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Final Showa era Gamera movie, and final Showa era giant monster film. The Showa era refers to the giant monster films made between Godzilla (1954) and this film. The Heisei era of giant monster films would begin with Godzilla 1985 (1984) but the Gamera series would not be revived for the Heisei era until Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) which ignored the previous films.See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
I've seen the film more than 20 years ago......, 14 June 2004
Author: junmendoza16 from Philippines

Gamera, what a movie........ My mom and my brother took me to watch this film when I was very young and it has never left my psyche since! For me, it was one of the best films I've ever seen. Not just with the mindset of a child from the 80's, but also because I believe that you gauge a good movie by assessing how much it affected you....... In my case, It started a whole new genre for me in being a great fan of Japanese movie making and writing. No matter how cheesy the script was back then, Gamera and the 3 hero chicks in that movie instilled in me a fascination that only a true blue child fan would absorb, a lifetime of fantasy! Thus, all I have to say is, lucky are you few to know of such a movie.......... You are not alone.

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