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Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980)

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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Gojira (1954) and this film. The Heisei era of giant monster films would begin with Godzilla 1985 (1984) but the Gamera series would not be revived for the Heisei era until Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen (1995) which ignored the previous films. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Movie Macabre: Gamera, Super Monster (1983) See more »

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Not as bad as I expected
12 October 2003 | by HankCoolVSee all my reviews

Okay, before I saw this film my mind was filled with awful comments about how bad this film is. When I finally obtained my copy (a true kaiju collector would buy all monster films, whether they are good or bad), I expected a cheap, 90-minute stock-footage crap-fest. Instead, I found a rather enjoyable film, it was just great to see all of Gamera's foes in one movie. Sure the "superhero effects" are all crappy, but the stock footage was blended in with the movie quite well. Yes, there were some embarassing parts though, for example, when the stock footage is night and the new footage takes place day time, the film simply mixes both parts of the day and night into one scene!!!!!!! I kinda liked the superhero story, and honestly, with a very low budget, this film was fairly well made!! come on people! What more could we want besides giant monsters kicking eachother's tails and some hot superhero chicks mixed in with terrible kid acting? I have no idea!


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