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 sympathetic link to the monster, to put a stop to Gamera's rampage.
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
There are conflicting reports as to the origin of Gamera. Masaichi Nagata
, the producer of Rashomon
(1950), claims he came up with the idea after seeing a turtle shaped cloud outside an airplane window. Others dispute this claim, Tomio Sagisu
claimed that Daiei took one of the monster ideas he had for a half-hour kaiju TV show. There are even claims of a so-called "prevented turtle" who appear to woman at shrines near Daiei as well as of a turtle who harassed female bathers. See more
In the English language version, special effects director Yonesaburo Tsukiji is mistakenly credited as Yonesaburg Tsukiji. See more
Here we are. It looks wild, huh?
You can say that again.
Not released in the USA until 1985, to home video and television, by Sandy Frank
under the title GAMERA. To that day, the only way to (partially) see it was the movie Gammera the Invincible
, which used the special effects footage from the original Japanese film but most scenes involving human actors were replaced by new ones featuring an American cast. The Sandy Frank version, one of his usual dubbing jobs, was the whole original Japanese footage except for the opening credits sequence, replaced by English translated credits superimposed over an image of moving ocean water. Another difference is that in the Frank dub the names of some characters are Americanized (i.e. Toshio is renamed Kenny). See more
27 November 1965 (Japan)
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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