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Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
"Gamera 3: Iris kakusei" (original title)

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In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.


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Shinobu Nakayama ...
Mayumi Nagamine
Ai Maeda ...
Ayana Hirasaka
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Inspector Tsutomu Osako
Senri Yamazaki ...
Mito Asakura
Toru Tezuka ...
Shin'ya Kurata
Yuu Koyama ...
Tatsunari Moribe
Nozomi Andô ...
Miyuki Moribe - Tatsunari's Younger Siser
Kei Horie ...
Shigeki Hinohara - Ayana's Cousin
Norito Yashima ...
Hirotarô Honda ...
Mr. Saito
Young Ayana
Regimental Commander
Yukie Nakama ...
Female Camper
Kunihiko Mitamura ...
Ayana's Father


This final installment of the recent Gamera trilogy begins with schoolgirl Ayana discovering a large egg in a cave that, according to legend, houses demons. The egg hatches into a small monster, which Ayana decides to raise and quickly develops as psychic bond with. As Ayana's monster, named Iris, grows to adulthood, the flying turtle Gamera begins to take an interest in this new potential threat. Who will be the victor in the final battle, and how much of Japan will be left standing at the end? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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2nd greatest kaiju movie ever
24 April 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The only kaiju movie which surpasses this is the original Gojira. This movie has the best Fx of any kaiju movie, rivaling even the big budget hollywood films of that time. Gamera looks better than ever, giving the viewer a sense of fear, but at the same time, you can tell that Gamera is still the good guy. While Guardian of the Universe and G2 were both spectacular, G3 surpasses both of them. This is the definitive kaiju movie. There is one thing I would like to see, though. If at all possible, I would like ADV to advertise this film. Even the mostly anti-kaiju population of North America would enjoy watching this movie. If how well the Tristar film did in theaters is any indication, then a good and well advertised kaiju film can be a blockbuster. The Tristar film did well, and it sucked.

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