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Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 15 March 1967 (Japan)
A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it...Gamera!

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Nisan Takahashi)
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Credited cast:
Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô ... Foreman Shiro Tsutsumi
Kichijirô Ueda Kichijirô Ueda ... Tatsuemon Kanamura
Reiko Kasahara Reiko Kasahara ... Sumiko Kanamura
Naoyuki Abe Naoyuki Abe ... Eiichi Kanamura
Tarô Marui Tarô Marui ... Mite-no-Tetsu
Yukitarô Hotaru Yukitarô Hotaru ... Hachiko
Yoshirô Kitahara Yoshirô Kitahara ... Dr. Aoki
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Self-Defense Force General
Kenji Ôyama Kenji Ôyama ... District Police Commissioner
Fujio Murakami Fujio Murakami ... Dr. Murakami
Kôichi Itô Kôichi Itô ... Road Company Chairman
Teppei Endô Teppei Endô ... Road Company Local Affairs Director
Shin Minatsu Shin Minatsu ... Okabe the Photographer
Teruo Aragaki Teruo Aragaki ... Gamera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukie Kagawa Yukie Kagawa ... Road Company Chairman's Secretary (as Hiroko Nishi)
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Storyline

Gamera's back, and just in time to save Japan from Gaos, a mysterious bat-like creature awakened by a volcanic eruption. As in the first Gamera movie, a young boy establishes an emotional link with Gamera, and the two work together, with the help of the world's scientists, to put and end to Gaos' violent rampage. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 March 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera vs. Gaos See more »

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Japan

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Army officer: Dr. Aoki, as a zoologist what would you say the beast is? Would you say it's a bird, or is it a reptile?
Dr. Aoki: I would like to say there isn't any recorded history of it...let's just call it a monster.
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Gamera vs Gyaos
17 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Gyaos, a huge bat, flies out of an erupting volcano to wreak havoc on Japan but thankfully that turtle Gamera is available for battle. Yes the special effects are bad, the dubbing worse and the storyline appears to have been written by a three-year-old but the movie still kept me entertained. One reason for this is that there's very little time in the movie where one of the monsters aren't on screen. Yes, both monsters look incredibly fake but that just add some charm to the movie. This Gyaos character is clearly just a wannabe Rodan and you can tell that by his design. The biggest difference in this character is that he can't stay in the sunlight, like a vampire bat, and he can't turn his head. He's also able to shoot lasers from his mouth, which leads to some interesting scenes including one sequence where he cuts a few planes in half. He's also able to cut up Gamera pretty good during their several fights. The big showdown at the end is well worth waiting for and contains plenty of action and laughs. The version I watched was the AIP one, which was released on DVD by Retromedia. The American dubbing is pretty bad and at times gathers many laughs but that's to be expected.


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