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Gamera vs. Zigra (1971)

Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 17 July 1971 (Japan)
Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera.


Noriaki Yuasa


Niisan Takahashi (as Fumi Takahashi)




Credited cast:
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... Dr. Tom Wallace
Daigo Inoue Daigo Inoue
Reiko Kasahara Reiko Kasahara ... Kiyoko Ishikawa
Daihachi Kita Daihachi Kita
Goro Kumon Goro Kumon
Shin Minatsu Shin Minatsu
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Doctor
Kei'ichi Noda Kei'ichi Noda ... Jigura (Japanese version) (voice)
Isamu Saeki Isamu Saeki ... Dr. Yosuke Ishikawa
Yasushi Sakagami Yasushi Sakagami ... Kenichi Ishikawa
Mikiko Tsubouchi ... Mrs. Ishikawa
Eiko Yanami Eiko Yanami ... Woman X / Chikako Sugawara
Yoshio Yoshida
Arlene Zoellner Arlene Zoellner ... Margie Wallace
Gloria Zoellner Gloria Zoellner ... Helen Wallace


A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship with a cluster of gumballs on its head. Later, at Sea World, dolphins are dying mysteriously. Zigra kidnaps two men and two children (one of whom is a Coke addict - Coca-Cola that is) and starts causing earthquakes. The two six year olds somehow outwit Zigra and help their incapacitated fathers escape. The Zigra Woman, who can use her eyes to put people into comas, then chases them all over Sea World like an extended Benny Hill skit. Somewhere in this movie Gamera finally shows up, fights Zigra, who turns into a giant swordfish. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Not Rated

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Did You Know?


Zigra in full shark mode resembles a Goblin shark, a rare species of deep sea shark found most commonly near Japan. See more »


Kenny: Ah, Gamera!
Helen: I don't like monsters.
Kenny: Gamera is the friend of all children!
Helen: Is he really?
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Edited into Gamera: Super Monster (1980) See more »

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Very Lame Gamera Flick.
13 June 2007 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

I saw this film in a Gamera weekend special on TV back in the early 1990s, after Gamera vs. Barugon. This film pretty much hits rock bottom, with a lame storyline, unremarkable special effects and horrendous acting.

A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship and an alien named Zigra comes to Earth and kidnaps two men and two children. After the humans escape, they were chased by an alien-possessed woman all around this Seaworld-like theme park - a scene that takes up too much of the movie.. To cap things all up, Gamera shows up and battles the alien, which ultimately becomes a giant swordfish, in one of the most sloppiest and most boring monster battles ever filmed. Probably the most annoying scene in this movie is when the boy, seeing Gamera for the first time in the film, shouts out "Ah, Gamera!" Then, he and his sister end up riding the turtle on his back, singing the infamous Gamera song.

Overall, a very cheesy film. I recommend Gamera vs. Barugon or the Gamera films from the 90s over this!

Grade D--

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Release Date:

17 July 1971 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan

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Daiei Studios See more »
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Color (Daieicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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