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Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)

Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 21 March 1970 (Japan)
When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.


Noriaki Yuasa, Shigeo Tanaka (uncredited)


Niisan Takahashi (as Nisan Takahashi)




Credited cast:
Tsutomu Takakuwa Tsutomu Takakuwa ... Hiroshi
Kelly Varis Kelly Varis ... Tommy Williams
Katherine Murphy Katherine Murphy ... Susan Williams
Kon Ohmura Kon Ohmura ... Dad (as Kon Ômura)
Junko Yashiro Junko Yashiro ... Miwako
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franz Gruber Franz Gruber ... Dr. Williams
Ryô Hayami Ryô Hayami ... Keisuke Sawada
Umenosuke Izumi Umenosuke Izumi ... Gamera
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Dr. Suzuki
Corinne Orr Corinne Orr ... (voice)


A giant creature attacks Japan during the World Fair and its up to Gamera to stop it. But the monster injects Gamera with its offspring and a research team must take a craft into Gamera's body to eliminate the parasite. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Did You Know?


Interestingly, during Expo 70 there was a stage show featuring Gamera fighting his "rival" Godzilla. This turned out to be the closest the two ever got to having the long awaited fight between each other. See more »


When Jiger uses his heat ray and burns the second circle, the image freezes as the ray hits (watch the cars on the highway) See more »


Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Gamera vs. Monster X (1970) (1981) See more »

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A Gamera Film With a Twist
9 January 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This film is pretty much a formula Gamera film that follows the same plot as every other film. A giant monster threatens to destroy a Japanese city and just when things look bleak, in comes Gamera to save the day. However, Gamera usually loses at least one or two battles with his adversary before he finally defeats him. However, the one thing that makes this film different is the fact that usually in a Gamera film, Gamera is the one who saves any children that are in trouble, but in this film it is up to two young boys (one Japanese and one Caucasian) to save him from a parasite that was injected into his body. Even with this plot twist, this is still the typical Gamera film. But as I have said in my other commentaries about films in the Gamera series, these films are pretty much a way to introduce children to the world of kaiju eiga.

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Release Date:

21 March 1970 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera vs. Monster X See more »

Filming Locations:

Suita, Osaka, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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