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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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Trivia

This is the only film in the Gamera series that was filmed in black and white. 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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Horribly good... but still horrible.
23 September 2011 | by FairlyAnonymousSee all my reviews

Ah classic Gamera. Well this is the first Gamera movie in a relatively large series. Generally the first movie is the best movie in the series, but not so with Gamera. Actually the latest ones are the best, while this one is one of the worst.

The plot revolves around a turtle that can shoot flames from its shell to fly around like a flying saucer... seriously. It's that bad. I really could get into a very large post about all the things wrong with this movie, the first of them being the annoying main character/kid who is entirely stupid and is trying to protect Gamera from the military, while Gamera kills innocent people. The kid says "Gamera saved my life" but Gamera never did! The kid was standing on a tower, Gamera smashed the top of the tower where the kid was standing, and as the kid was about to fall, Gamera catches him, and then drops him. Doesn't sound like a friendly turtle.

Either way this movie is pretty awful and the ending is the funniest thing in movie history. I honestly saw it coming, but it was still funny.


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