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Daikaijû Gamera (1965)

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From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo.

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (screenplay) (as Fumi Takahashi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eiji Funakoshi ... Dr. Hidaka
Harumi Kiritachi Harumi Kiritachi ... Kyoko Yamamoto
Junichirô Yamashiko Junichirô Yamashiko ... Aoyagi
Yoshiro Uchida Yoshiro Uchida ... Toshio Sakurai
Michiko Sugata Michiko Sugata ... Nobuyo Sakurai
Yoshirô Kitahara Yoshirô Kitahara ... Mr. Sakurai
Jun Hamamura Jun Hamamura ... Professor Murase
Kenji Ôyama Kenji Ôyama ... Minister of Defense
Munehiko Takada Munehiko Takada ... Soviet Representative
Yoshio Yoshida Yoshio Yoshida ... Eskimo Chief
Jun Osanai Jun Osanai ... Chidori Maru Captain
Daihachi Kita Daihachi Kita ... Chidori Maru Navigator
Kazuo Mori Kazuo Mori ... Chidori Maru Radioman
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... U.S. Arctic Base Commander
Osamu Ôkawa Osamu Ôkawa ... U.S. Air Base Radar Technician
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Storyline

A nuclear explosion in the far north unleashes Gamera, the legendary flying turtle, from his sleep under the ice. In his search for energy, Gamera wreaks havoc over the entire world, and it's up to the scientists, assisted by a young boy with a strange sympathic link to the monster, to put a stop to Gamera's rampage. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

27 November 1965 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A sequence with Gamera attacking two strippers in a nightclub was shot, but cut from the final finished version of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the English language version, special effects director Yonesaburo Tsukiji is mistakenly credited as Yonesaburg Tsukiji. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[English version]
Alex: Here we are. It looks wild, huh?
Catherine: You can say that again.
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Connections

Followed by Gamera vs. Viras (1968) See more »

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This Gamera movie is great!
11 January 2005 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

I am a huge Gamera fan, I grew up with Gmaera, I just love seeing this awesome monster just destroy cities and fighting other monsters. I like his enemies as well. Like Godzilla, Gamera is an icon!

This Gamera film is a great one. This is the one that started it all! Titled in the U.S. as "Gammera The Invincible stars Brian Donlevy. The story is very good and I really love the way Gamera looks in this film. I love it when he roars and walks around. The acting by the film's human stars are also very good. The beginning of the film is incredible and it is just awesome seeing Gamera for the first time in the film. The special effects in My opinion are great. I really love this Gamera film for many reasons and its arguably the best of the series! Its truly a wonderful film! If you love Gamera and Godzilla films I strongly recommend that you do what I did and buy Gammera The Invincible today!


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