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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

Gamera 2: Region shurai (original title)
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 ...
Colonel Watarase
Miki Mizuno ...
Midori Honami
Tamotsu Ishibashi ...
Hanatani
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Obitsu - NTT Hokkaido Engineer
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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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Referenced in Little Red Riding Hood (2009) See more »

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Great kaiju film
29 June 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

Now this is what I call an excellent giant monster film. There's a plot: which concerns an invasion by alien insects who wish to turn Japan into a nest so they can spread their colonies all over. There are characters that are well-defined and interesting. There is suspense. There are realistic special FX, cool-looking monsters, and brutal kaiju battles. This film expertly shows Japan in panic and the effects of a kaiju on the country. It's also good to show how the military handles the situation. This film far surpasses the first movie in the series. Legion was a far more formidable villain than Gyaos. There are many classic scenes, including Legion's demise, Gamera getting covered with insects, and the destruction of Sendai. This can be either a great introduction to the genre or one of the quintessential giant monster films. Great fun throughout.


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