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

 -  Action | Drama | Fantasy  -  6 March 1999 (Japan)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shinobu Nakayama ...
Mayumi Nagamine
Ai Maeda ...
Ayana Hirasaka
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Inspector Tsutomu Osako
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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 ...
Sakurai
Hirotarô Honda ...
Mr. Saito
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Young Ayana
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Regimental Commander
Yukie Nakama ...
Female Camper
Kunihiko Mitamura ...
Ayana's Father
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Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

Towards the end of the film when the swarm of Gyaos approaches Gamera they can be heard emitting the classic screech that Gyaos uses in the earlier Gamera films of the original series. See more »

Goofs

When Gamera first fights the Gyaos,Gyaos splits the K109 building in half with its laser beam(seen in a reflection). Later when Gamera hurls his fire at it,it is intact. See more »

Quotes

Mayumi Nagamine: Every creature, however unappealing, fights to the last to survive. Humanity as well.
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Followed by Gamera the Brave (2006) See more »

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When kaijus fighting kaijus just do as much damage as the ones they protect the city from
8 November 2001 | by (japan) – See all my reviews

Gamera, the biggest spin-flying saber-toothed turtle, by accidentally knocking over a building, orphans a young girl who obviously grows up to hold a grudge against him. If you can accept this premise, the movie has detailed visual effects beautiful enough to make the rest of the film an enjoyable ride. The flying sequences are done with dynamic Anime like camera movement following the action--nothing like the sad job that was done for the pterodactyls in Jurassic Park III. The movie begins with a montage of Gamera's appearances in the two previous movies, and also uses many media perspectives on Gamera--like footage from a home video camera with amateuristic recording of Gamera taking off shown during the news on TV--done much more realistically than the footage of Godzilla shown in the news reel in the Tristar movie. And there is no petty side-stories such as news casters stealing stories from reporters. The ending really leaves you wishing for more, but once the point is made, the movie is smart enough to end. The last of the new Gamera trilogy actually takes the consequences of Gamera's presence much more seriously, and leaves out unnecessary gratuitious destruction. This movie was so satisfying to me, that it made me rent the two previous movies--a mistake you should avoid. Long live Kaneko Shusuke.


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