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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 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Pacific Rim (2013) See more »

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Gamera vs Jiger
17 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)

** (out of 4)

An American behind an expo in Japan takes a large statue away from a mountain side and this unleashes Jiger, a large lizard like creature who can spit toothpicks from his mouth. Gamera comes to the rescue but gets beat up pretty badly and also gets pregnant to where he must carry Jiger's egg (I'm not kidding). A couple kids eventually help Gamera overcome his new pregnancy and he heads out to destroy the monster. This is certainly a kid's movie but it's mildly entertaining throughout all of its major goofiness. As is to be expected, the special effects are downright laughable, the performances even worse and the American dubbing will leave you scratching your head. The one big bonus is that the monsters are constantly doing battle with various forms of cardboard towns being blown up and ripped apart. The fight sequences are pretty good even though it appears Jiger can come up with new things out of nowhere. If you want a quality movie then you're going to be disappointed because every aspect of this movie is cheap. If you want a childish good time than this film might be your cup of tea as long as you don't expect too much.


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