During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.
The giant flying turtle is back for this 1995 Japanese feature where once again Gamera's intentions are misinterpreted by the military. All Gamera wants to do is take on his old enemy, Gyaos, the giant prehistoric bird who has nested atop Tokyo Tower.Written by
The comma-shaped amulet related to Gamera throughout the Hesei series is called Magatama in Japan. It was initially used as decorative jewelry and later found religious and ceremonial uses. Artifacts have been dated from approximately 1000 BCE to 500 CE. See more »
The runes on the stone are not from the Pyrenees or Etruria, but are just normal unchanged runes from the Elder Futhark which were used in Scandinavia before and during the Viking age. See more »
The US video version (the print used also on the Region 1 DVD) superimposes black boxes with green English text within them over any Japanese text. ADV Films, the American distributor, did not use this same technique in the two sequels. See more »
I liked this movie the best out of all the '90s Gamera movies. I think this one had the best actors and acting which kept the story alive, and believable. Daiei always had better casting compared to Toho in their movies, and trend continues with this series.
Cinematography is few notches above other Japanese kaijyu films shot in color, and integration between special effects and other scenes are tight too.
What really makes this movie so good is that it actually has plots, and it's not just about mindless monsters destroying cities.
Actor Steven Segal's daughter Ayako Fujitani makes her debut as an actress as Asagi Kusanagi who has ties with Gamera in this movie.
This movie stands to repeat viewing and doesn't get old. Destined to become a classic kaijyu movie.
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