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Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Gamera tai daiakuju Giron (original title)
Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Fumi Takahashi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nobuhiro Kajima Nobuhiro Kajima ... Akio
Miyuki Akiyama Miyuki Akiyama ... Tomoko
Christopher Murphy Christopher Murphy ... Tom (as Chrystopher Murphy)
Yûko Hamada Yûko Hamada ... Kuniko (as Yuko Hamada)
Eiji Funakoshi ... Dr. Shiga
Kon Ohmura Kon Ohmura ... Officer Kondo (AKA: 'Kon-chan') (as Kon Ômura)
Hiroko Kai Hiroko Kai ... Barbella
Reiko Kasahara Reiko Kasahara ... Florbella
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... News Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Hanson Edith Hanson ... Elza - Tom's Mother
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Storyline

Three children, two boys and a girl, stumble upon a flying saucer. The boys both step in without hesitating, and are whisked away to a planet in Earth's orbit but on the exact opposite side of the Sun. Inhabiting this planet are two women with Midwestern accents, who hypnotize the children to find they fantasize about milk, donuts, and Gamera, our favorite hero turtle. The women simply want to eat their brains. Back home, no one will believe the little girl's story of alien abduction, not even Officer Concha (pronounced "Cornjob"). Finally, Gamera rescues the children while fighting Guiron, a monster with a giant knife for a nose. Gamera kills Guiron while doing gymnastics on a parallel bar and takes the kids home, where the kids hope for peace, understanding, and the end of traffic accidents. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Unrated

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 March 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera vs. Guillon See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The heads of Aiko and Tom were shaved at the beginning of filming and they wear wigs or hats during the rest of the movie. See more »

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The seam on the Guiron suit is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Akio: Grownups have no dreams.
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Alternate Versions

US home video version has new credits and dubbing and features footage deleted from from 1969 television version. See more »

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Tremendous Fun For Anyone Young at Heart.
13 September 2006 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

A trio of children (2 boys and a girl), intrigued by news reports of mysterious sound waves sent to Earth from outer space, star gazing spot a flying saucer! They later find it in a wooded area. The two boys decide to investigate while the girl being more wary decides to wait outside. After entering the spaceship however, the two boys suddenly find themselves being whisked off into space. Along the way they spot and greet Gamera who tries to prevent the ship from leaving our galaxy but even he cannot keep up with its incredible speed. After the ship lands, the two boys find themselves on a strange new planet and suddenly spot another version of Gaos in battle with the planet's guardian, a knife-headed monster with a mean streak named Guiron. Gamera all this time has still been on the trail of the boys' spaceship. Meanwhile aliens are watching all of this with possible evil intentions?

This was tremendous fun. The little kid in me loved every minute of it. Sure the child stars are a bit annoying at times (but more so I suspect to adult ears than to a child's) and the effects aren't always up to par but man do the monster battles ever deliver the goods in this one. They are knock-down drag-out affairs especially those featuring Gamera and Guiron and surprisingly graphic in terms of their brutality yet the film never loses sight of making clear just who is evil and who is good. Like the best pro wrestling of yesteryear, it manages to make the hero Gamera incredibly sympathetic while the villain Guiron comes across as little more than a nasty-tempered brute and a bully who needs to be taught a lesson in manners.


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