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Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Gamera tai daiakuju Giron (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 21 March 1969 (Japan)
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 ... 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
Umenosuke Izumi Umenosuke Izumi ... Gamera
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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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Trivia

The first Gamera film in which a creature (besides Gamera) makes a return appearance through new footage. See more »

Goofs

We would know if there was a 'counter-Earth' (a planet orbiting directly opposite us and hidden from view by the sun) due to its gravitational effects on the motion of the other planets. See more »

Quotes

[inside an astronomical observatory, scientists hold a press conference]
Reporter #1: Dr. Shiga! The same galactic waves were caught in England. Uh, last year, accordingly. Are they the same one?
Dr. Shiga: No. That was different. The one before, was from beyond the solar system we think. But this one is very much nearer. According to our calculations.
Reporter #2: Does that mean... people on Solar... are the same system planet?
Dr. Shiga: No. That's hard to say. You have that ready?
[Dr. Shiga points to some slides]
Dr. Shiga: There's no! Air or water on ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Gamera: Super Monster (1980) See more »

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Very cute!!!
24 August 2000 | by Rabbit DreamerSee all my reviews

I think I first saw this film when I was about 10 or so - and I took it quite seriously the first time I saw it. That was the dubbed version I saw then. I remember being quite worried about poor Gamera being chopped to pieces by Guiron - boy, Guiron was a nasty piece of work!!! I just recently saw it again - this time subtitled (subtitles provided by the Australian multicultural channel, SBS TV) - and I think the subtitled version probably is better. It was so much fun to see it again after so long! And only now do I realise just how cute all the beasties in the flick are! Especially the Children's Friend himself!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 March 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera vs. Guillon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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