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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Hidaka
Harumi Kiritachi ... Kyoko Yamamoto
Junichirô Yamashiko ... Aoyagi
Yoshiro Uchida ... Toshio Sakurai
Michiko Sugata ... Nobuyo Sakurai
Yoshirô Kitahara ... Mr. Sakurai
Jun Hamamura ... Professor Murase
Kenji Ôyama ... Minister of Defense
Munehiko Takada ... Soviet Representative
Yoshio Yoshida ... Eskimo Chief
Jun Osanai ... Chidori Maru Captain
Daihachi Kita ... Chidori Maru Navigator
Kazuo Mori ... Chidori Maru Radioman
Kôji Fujiyama ... U.S. Arctic Base Commander
Osamu Ôkawa ... U.S. Air Base Radar Technician
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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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27 November 1965 (Japan)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the final kaiju movie to be filmed in black & white. See more »

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

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[first lines]
[English version]
Alex: Here we are. It looks wild, huh?
Catherine: You can say that again.
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Entertainining in general, with one "standout" scene
30 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

In spite of being a fan of these Japanese monster movies, I saw it for the first time (that I know of) less than a year ago. (I'm referring to the "American" version.) It was pretty entertaining in general, but there was one thing that stood out for me, and that was a comedy scene (and I don't mean an "unintentionally funny" one). Early on in the movie, the monster was mistaken for a UFO, and there was a televised debate between an astronomer and a ufologist (a traditional set of antagonists, in and out of fiction). I'm not sure about the astronomer, but the ufologist was played by Alan Oppenheimer (he wasn't in the credits, but there's no mistaking him if you've seen a lot of sitcoms). Anyway, the debate got out of hand in a comical way, with both men getting really frantic to win it (maybe whoever wrote the scene was neutral about the UFO subject), and to me, it was funnier than 90 per cent of those comedy scenes about UFO's that you see now (with their overworked jokes about "probes" and abducted hillbillies and so on). Anyway, that's what the original "Gamera" means to me.


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