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Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
"Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen" (original title)

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A hibernating species of giant carnivorous bird is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the Japanese military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yoshinari Yonemori
Akira Onodera ...
Naoya Kusangi
Shinobu Nakayama ...
Mayumi Nagamine
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Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Insp. Osako
Hatsunori Hasegawa ...
Col. Satake
Hirotarô Honda ...
Mr. Saito
Akira Kubo ...
Captain of the Kairyumaru
Kôjirô Hongô ...
Captain of the Nojima
Takashi Matsuo ...
Taxi driver
Yoshihiko Hakamada ...
Michiya
Tomiko Ishii ...
Female Grocery store Owner
Jun Fubuki ...
Housewife with her son in Grocery store
Yuka Sakano ...
Yukino - Asagi's Friend in Aquarium
Sarina Kô ...
Female Newsrepoter on Himegami Island
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Storyline

The giant flying turtle is back for this 1995 Japanese feature where once again Gamera's intentions are misinterpreted by the military. All Gamera wants to do is take on his old enemy, Gyaos, the giant prehistoric bird who has nested atop Tokyo Tower. Written by Humberto Amador

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16 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Gamera: Guardian of the Universe  »

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JPY 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film's Japanese poster is a nearly identical recreation of the Japanese poster of the first film in which Gamera fought Gyaos, Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967). See more »

Quotes

Insp. Osako: Doctor, let's come back tomorrow.
Mayumi Nagamine: This creature might be nocturnal.
Insp. Osako: That's an even better reason! Suppose it were to attack us?
Mayumi Nagamine: [Gyaos flies overhead and she starts to follow] It's getting away!
Insp. Osako: We're not equipped for this, and it's out of our jurisdiction!
Mayumi Nagamine: It's looking for food!
Insp. Osako: For food? That'll be us if we're not careful!
Mayumi Nagamine: If it can't find prey here, it'll attack Japan!
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Followed by Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) See more »

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Watch it in Japanese with sub titles.
15 August 2001 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Why is it that when ever an American studio gets hold of a kaiju movie they feel compelled to dub it? From my perspective this usually completely destroys what otherwise is a good movie. And so it is with Gamera.

The movie itself is a great revival of Gamera. A good story line, well acted, decent SPFX. Who would have ever thought that a giant flying turtle could challenge Godzilla for the tittle of King of the Monsters?

If you can get hold of a sub-titled version, do so. It is the only way to watch it. And don't forget to continue with the other two recent Gamera movies. Same director and quality. Together they make quite a trilogy.


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