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Gamera vs. Viras (1968)

Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu (original title)
Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras.

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa (as Kenji Yuasa)

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Fumi Takahashi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô ... Scout Master Mr. Shimida
Tôru Takatsuka Tôru Takatsuka ... Masao Nakaya
Carl Craig Carl Craig ... Jim Crane (as Carl Craig Junior)
Michiko Yaegaki Michiko Yaegaki ... Mariko
Mari Atsumi Mari Atsumi ... Junko Aoki
Junko Yashiro Junko Yashiro ... Masako Shibata
Peter Williams Peter Williams ... Dr. Dobie
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... Commander of Self Defense Force
Yoshirô Kitahara Yoshirô Kitahara ... Masao's Father
Munehiko Takada Munehiko Takada ... Jim's Father
Mary Morris Mary Morris ... Mrs. Crane (as Mary Murrows)
Chikara Hashimoto Chikara Hashimoto ... Doctor A
Kenji Gô Kenji Gô ... Doctor B
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Doctor C
Ken Nakahara Ken Nakahara ... Doctor D
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Storyline

A group of aliens from another planet head for Earth with the intentions of conquering it. Their first ship is destroyed in transit by the giant flying turtle Gamera. A second ship makes it to Earth and captures two Boy Scouts and holds them captive so that Gamera will not attack them. The aliens then implant a remote control device into the monster's neck and use the great turtle to attack Tokyo. The boys then come up with a plan to foul up the remote control device to the point where Gamera does the opposite of what he is ordered to. As a result Gamera destroys the aliens ship, but then has to contend with their giant squid like leader Viras. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Action | Family | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 March 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamela vs. Bairus See more »

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Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Runtime:

(TV) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Kôjirô Hongô's final appearance in the series. See more »

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For the U.S. version releaed by American International under the title "Destroy All Planets," director Noriaki Yuasa's name is listed on screen as "Kenji Yuasa." See more »

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Ping Pong ball ship.
6 February 1999 | by Horror FanSee all my reviews

Viras, a giant alien squid, takes his ping pong ball spaceship to conquer Earth. Who could come but Gamera, the big turtle and friend to all children, to save Earth. In order to defeat Gamera, the aliens scan into his past (about a half hour of stock footage that we have to sit though) and find out that he is friend to children. So they hold two boy scouts for ransom and put a transmitter in his brain. Now Gamera does what they want now and destroys Tokyo, but the boys have tricks up their sleeves. This is silly but a lot of fun to watch.


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