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

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  16 April 1997 (USA)
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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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JPY 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Gamera was being filmed by someone when he was attacking the stadium. Some of the resulting film can be seen and it is in black in white. The original Gamera movie was in black and white in 1965. 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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Follows Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971) See more »

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A modern day classic kaijyu movie
10 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie the best out of all the '90s Gamera movies. I think this one had the best actors and acting which kept the story alive, and believable. Daiei always had better casting compared to Toho in their movies, and trend continues with this series.

Cinematography is few notches above other Japanese kaijyu films shot in color, and integration between special effects and other scenes are tight too.

What really makes this movie so good is that it actually has plots, and it's not just about mindless monsters destroying cities.

Actor Steven Segal's daughter Ayako Fujitani makes her debut as an actress as Asagi Kusanagi who has ties with Gamera in this movie.

This movie stands to repeat viewing and doesn't get old. Destined to become a classic kaijyu movie.


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