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Super Monster (1980)

Uchu kaijû Gamera (original title)
Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope.

Director:

Noriaki Yuasa

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Nisan Takahashi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mach Fumiake Mach Fumiake ... Kilara
Yaeko Kojima Yaeko Kojima ... Marsha
Yoko Komatsu Yoko Komatsu ... Mitan
Keiko Kudo Keiko Kudo ... Giruge
Koichi Maeda Koichi Maeda ... Keiichi
Toshie Takada Toshie Takada ... Keiichi's Mother
Hiroji Hayshi Hiroji Hayshi
Makoto Ikeda Makoto Ikeda
Kisao Tobita Kisao Tobita ... Driver
Osamu Kobayashi Osamu Kobayashi ... 'Zanon' Captain (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûzô Hayakawa Yûzô Hayakawa ... Policeman
Toru Kawai Toru Kawai ... Gamera
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Storyline

Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope.

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Plot Keywords:

gamera | alien | evil | lizard | turtle | See All (14) »

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Clash of monster vs. huge spaceship! Special effects blockbuster thrills and excitement! See more »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera Super Monster See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Made with the intention of pulling production company Daiei out of debt. The film failed at the box office, and Daiei filed for bankruptcy about six months later. The low budget of the film is evidenced by the extensive use of stock footage; all scenes of Gamera battling other monsters are taken from previous films in the series. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: There are 200 billion stars present in the Milky Way Galaxy. Our sun and its nine planets consist of just one solar system within the galaxy. There are billions of other such systems many greater than our own solar system. But, compared to the enormous size of the universe itself even a galaxy is but a tiny pinpoint of life. In our vast universe, there are billions of other such galaxies that are just as big. The universe is limitless in size, and mankind is not the only creature ...
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Spoofs Godzilla (1954) See more »

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Not just any trip to Stock Footage Island
4 September 2004 | by Newski_the_HippieSee all my reviews

Gamera Super Monster is a strangely enjoyabe film, especially since it is just a bunch of old footage re edited into the story of a kid and his pet turtle, and good female aliens vs. bad female aliens. Die hard fans of the genre have something against the campy and cheesy, when the fact is not every giant monster movie is supposed to portray a grim message about nuclear weapons, or interfering with nature.

This movie is joyful through and through, never taking a break from action and (mis)adventure, with characters that are very fun to watch. The little boy, who most would find annoying, has a certain goofiness to his character. Remember people, this is a film for the children. This movie shows how cheap it is, but you aren't able to realize it because it gets you so caught up in the fantasy. This is one of the greatest escapist fantasies out there.

From the first battle with Barugan all the way to the destruction of Zigra, all Gamera's greatest fights are highlighted in this nonstop action packed adventure for the whole family. Also, watch for the anime characters! And if that is not enough, the enemy space ship may seem a little familiar to you....


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