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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

Gamera 2: Region shurai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 13 July 1996 (Japan)
A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Miki Mizuno ...
Midori Honami
Tamotsu Ishibashi ...
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Obitsu - NTT Hokkaido Engineer
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Asagi Kusanagi
Hiroyuki Okita ...
Sasai
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Nojiri
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Osako
Hatsunori Hasegawa ...
Satake
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Subway Driver
La Salle Ishii ...
NTT Staff with Obitsu / Watarase in Nazaki
Hiroshi Ohkôchi ...
(as Hiroshi Ookôchi)
Bengaru ...
Midori's Father . Drug Store Owner
Kazue Tsunogae ...
Midori's Mother
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Soldier
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A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary. Written by Alex Smits

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Summer '96 Japan Falls!


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13 July 1996 (Japan)  »

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Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion  »

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Trivia

The Mother Legion was played by veteran suit actor Mizuho Yoshida, who also portrayed Godzilla in "Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" and later Zedus in "Gamera the brave". See more »

Goofs

During the attack at the Tonegawa river, one of Legions limbs can be briefly seen catching fire. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Watarase: [in the second English soundtrack version on the DVD] Well, if we're trapped in an ass sandwich, I'll break out the Miracle Whip.
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Connections

Follows Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980) See more »

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Very impressive ! One of the best Kaiju Eiga ever !!
28 May 2000 | by (Los Wages, Nv.) – See all my reviews

For years now, all I've had was the original Japanese language version, without subtitles, thinking this is the best giant monster film to ever come along. Now, after seeing it subtitled, I believe it's easily the best of the 3 new Gamera films. The situations involving people, are well integrated with the story, and kept in proximity to the action. Legion, the giant insect-like crustacean, is the best monster ever to come out of Japan. It's also one of the most articulated creatures ever designed. The icing on the eiga, is the great CGI effects, like the animated lasers Legion emits, and Gamera's fire-balls. Suspension of disbelief is not a problem. The most amazing thing is, that they were able to take what was ludicrous camp in the extreme, and succeeded in making it respectable art. You'll believe a giant prehistoric saber-toothed fire-breathing turtle, CAN fly !


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