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Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971)

Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera.

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Fumi Takahashi)
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Cast

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 Yoshio Yoshida
Arlene Zoellner Arlene Zoellner ... Margie Wallace
Gloria Zoellner Gloria Zoellner ... Helen Wallace
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 July 1971 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera vs. Zigra See more »

Filming Locations:

Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Daieicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At Sea World, the space women threatens to feed the children to the dolphins but the pool contains orca. See more »

Quotes

Jigura (Japanese version): Once again Zigra will prove to the other planets of the world that Zigra is all powerful.
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Connections

Edited into Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980) See more »

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Always good for a laugh
28 March 1999 | by Ace-85See all my reviews

Campy and low-budget, all the things that make the old Gamera movies great. This movie follows a creature named Zigra, who first destroys a moon base then threatens Tokyo. Gamera arrives late and generally just mucks things up. He does somehow save the day, in one of the cheesiest fight sequences ever made. If you like stupid old movies, this one's for you.

"Gamera is really neat, Gamera is full of meat, We believe in Gamera!"


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