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Gamera: Super Monster (1980)

Uchu kaijû Gamera (original title)
Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 7 May 1980 (USA)
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.

Directors:

Noriaki Yuasa, Shigeo Tanaka (uncredited)

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

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

Final Showa era Gamera movie, and final Showa era giant monster film. The Showa era refers to the giant monster films made between Godzilla (1954) and this film. The Heisei era of giant monster films would begin with Godzilla 1985 (1985) but the Gamera series would not be revived for the Heisei era until Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) which ignored the previous films. 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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Connections

Follows Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967) See more »

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Best use of stock footage
18 December 2006 | by RaizzorSee all my reviews

Everyone has their own view of this movie, but unless you take into consideration the reason it was made and the target audience, you may find yourself giving it a lower review then it deserves.

Super Monster Gamera is MEANT to be a cheap, fun, lazy film. It's nothing more then a blending of the entire series sprinkled with a new plot to tie the battles together.

It's not meant to be taken seriously, it's not meant to deliver an important issue, and it's not meant to WOW the audience with late 80's special effects.

It's just a kid's film; no more, no less.

With that in mind, Super Monster Gamera is by far my fave of the original Gamera series. Six monster battles, a catchy opening theme song, great music and very.. very... VERY bad acting! What a perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn treat.

For those who HATE it. Ask yourself why you hate it? If it's because it's not new, not acted well and not up to your standards of special effects, then you're not seeing it for what it was meant to be.

Now, if only I could find the soundtrack of the BGM!! C


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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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