MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,941 this week

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

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,467 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 39 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the... See full summary »

Director: Jôji Iida
Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Miwako Ichikawa, Takashi Kashiwabara
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.

Director: Okihiro Yoneda
Stars: Megumi Kobayashi, Sayaka Yamaguchi, Aki Hano
Saimin (1999)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai
Stars: Gorô Inagaki, Miho Kanno, Takeshi Masu
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

To save the world, Mothra goes back in time in an attempt to defeat a younger King Ghidora.

Director: Okihiro Yoneda
Stars: Megumi Kobayashi, Misato Tate, Aki Hano
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.

Director: Takao Okawara
Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Ryoko Sano, Megumi Odaka
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Third installment of the "Gakko No Kaidan" series follows the trek of several elementary school students as they wander into an alternate world that exists on the opposite side of a school ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Naomi Nishida, Takuma Yoshizawa, Aki Maeda
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka
Stars: Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mitsuki Koga
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked TÃ'kyÃ' in 1954 to stop the beast.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka
Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Kana Onodera
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

Director: Takao Okawara
Stars: Takurô Tatsumi, Yôko Ishino, Yasufumi Hayashi
Ultraman (2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kazuya Konaka
Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Kyôko Tôyama, Ken'ya Ôsumi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Yoshinari Yonemori
Akira Onodera ...
Naoya Kusangi
Shinobu Nakayama ...
Mayumi Nagamine
...
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The gayos creature was performed by a female actress so that it would convey more 'feminine' like behavior. Apparently this was the first time a kaiju was ever performed by a woman. 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!
See more »

Connections

Follows Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
big daffy fun
17 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was never a fan of the original Gamera series - most of it was slow, cheap, and made for kids. In fact, it took me quite a while to get around to the new trilogy because I thought, 'heck, why would anyone want to resurrect that turkey?' well, I guess they wanted to because they saw the full potential of the big turtle that the original Gamera team somehow missed. The big turtle is interesting at all because he is not anywhere near as fearsome as his older rival Godzilla, yet he can never be anthropomorphized the way Godzilla was in the sillier early Toho films. He is always a little strange and unexpected. His very existence is an absurdity, yet in the right situation, he's exactly the kind of turtle you want fighting on your side.

If that makes sense at all, then the Gamera revival trilogy is for you. This first film is big daffy fun, filled with big explosions, moments of horror, and annoying human beings who need the Tokyo Tower to be twisted into a huge vulture's nest before they get the sense of the real danger they face. And of course there's our much misunderstood turtle hero, bravely fending off a flock of giant vampire bats with over-developed tonsils. Add to this just a bit of late-20th century pop mysticism, and you have the perfect party treat.

Of course they wouldn't have gotten away with it if they hadn't decided to use state-of-the-art special effects - the film looks good, and moves along quite well. As professional as the worst entries of the original series were amateurish.

So if you like big daffy sci-fi monster fun, forget whatever you thought of the old Gamera, take a good look at the new, and have a good time.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Now on Region One Blu-Ray double_c
Best Gamera Kaiju? Bob_Tanaka
Gamera Vs. Godzilla Bob_Tanaka
Gamera Trilogy on DVD in the states JL_VA_2000
Shusuke Kaneko is a marvelous director TheUnknown837-1
Where to get soundtrack ? MegalonFan
Discuss Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?