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Release Date:
16 April 1997 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(9 articles)
User Reviews:
Cooky but Good ... See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Yoshinari Yonemori
Akira Onodera ... Naoya Kusangi
Shinobu Nakayama ... Mayumi Nagamine

Ayako Fujitani ... Asagi Kusanagi
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
Minako Nagai ... Herself - News Casrer for Alta
Akemi Nakamura ... Female Correspondent at Dome
Nanako Shindo ... Zoo Employee
Miyako Wada ... Mother at Bridge
Tetsu Watanabe ... Captain at Mt. Fuji
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carol Amerson ... Various (voice: English version)

Tiffany Grant ... Dr. Mayumi Nagamine (voice: English version)
Yuhmi Kaneyama ... Gyaos
Gene Kato ... Helicopter Pilot (voice: English version)
Yûko Kimura ... Herself - News caster for Plus One
Jason Lee ... Miltary Helicopter Pilot (voice: English Version)
Tristan MacAvery ... Mr. Kusanagi (voice: English version)
Naoaki Manabe ... Gamera
Yûichi Mayama ... Himself - News caster for Plus One
Paul Sidello ... Inspector Ohsako (voice: English version)
Jun Suzuki ... Gamera
Sue Ulu ... Reporter (voice: English version)
Brett Weaver ... News Anchor, Scientist (voice: English version)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Asagi Kusanagi (voice: English version)

Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matt Greenfield  dialogue
Kazunori Itô 
James Shanks  UK version

Produced by
Matt Greenfield .... producer (US dubbed version)
Hiroyuki Kato .... executive producer
John Ledford .... executive producer (english version)
Shigeru Ohno .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer
Seiji Urushido .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kô Ohtani 
 
Cinematography by
Kenji Takama 
Junichi Tozawa 
 
Film Editing by
Shizuo Arakawa 
 
Production Design by
Hajime Oikawa 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shôzô Katashima .... assistant director (as Shozo Katashima)
 
Sound Department
Yasuo Hashimoto .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Shinichi Fushima .... editor: special effects sequences
Tomo'o Haraguchi .... creature creator
Hokoka Hayashi .... special effects lighting
Shinji Higuchi .... special effects director
Makoto Kamiya .... special effects assistant director
Hiroshi Kidokoro .... special effects photographer
Toshio Miike .... special effects art director
Kenji Sugata .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Takashi Kawabata .... digital effects artist
Hajime Matsumoto .... visual effects
 
Other crew
Junko Kawashima .... script girl
Mahiro Maeda .... creature designer
Atsunori Sato .... computer graphic artist
James Shanks .... adr director (UK version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Cooky but Good ..., 7 October 2006
Author: vram22 from United States

A surprisingly good movie for fans of the genre! I had low expectations of this film and expected to quit watching it after 5 minutes. However, I'm glad to say I continued watching to the end. Yes, it's hokey - the monsters look like men in monster suits and Tokyo is again at risk. Yet - there's something fresh about this movie. First - it takes place in a more modern setting than the 60s and 70s - large flat screen panels and the like are present. Second, this film didn't have the look of a low-budget movie. It looks like the producers had a decent budget and used it well.

Like the earlier movies, though much more appealingly executed, are the breadth of the settings - the ocean, islands, boats, power stations, downtown Tokyo, space, and more. All the classic scenes you'd expect in a movie modeled after those of the 60s and 70s are present and nicely updated.

If a good old-fashioned style Japanese monster movie piques your interest, this movie won't disappoint. I enjoyed it.

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