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Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)

Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga (original title)
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.

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Nisan Takahashi)
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Cast

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
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Dr. Suzuki
Corinne Orr ... (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

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:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at the real Expo '70 World Fair in Osaka, Japan. See more »

Goofs

When the two soldiers are skeletonised by Jiger's heat-ray, the elbow joint on the leading skeleton is anatomically incorrect (the upper and lower arm bones appear to overlap). See more »

Connections

Followed by Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971) See more »

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Fantastic Voyage, KAIJU STYLE!
6 February 2004 | by Angel_MeiruSee all my reviews

Who can advertise an Expo Fair with a Monster movie? Well, the answer is DAIEI with Gamera vs. Jaiger.

So far, in the old Gamera series, Jaiger and Gyaos were the only female monsters, and perhaps the nastiest as well. The only thing that could damage Jaiger is a huge, ancient whistle, stolen by Expo Fair workers. What the workers did not know is that the whistle makes a very, very annoying sound. So annoying, it makes a Yoko Ono CD sound like plesant Korean Trance music.

But the scene that stands out from the old Gamera series was the "Fantastic Voyage" type scene where the two boys take a demo submarine into Gamera's body and finds Jaiger's offspring, which is perhaps the most irritating Kaiju in history.

May not be a classic but G vs. J is quite a hoot to watch!


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