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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

Gamera 2: Region shurai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 July 1996 (Japan)
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A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce.

Director:

Shûsuke Kaneko

Writer:

Kazunori Itô
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Colonel Watarase
Miki Mizuno Miki Mizuno ... Midori Honami
Tamotsu Ishibashi Tamotsu Ishibashi ... Hanatani
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Obitsu - NTT Hokkaido Engineer
Ayako Fujitani ... Asagi Kusanagi
Hiroyuki Okita Hiroyuki Okita ... Sasai
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Nojiri
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru ... Osako
Hatsunori Hasegawa ... Satake
Tomorô Taguchi ... Subway Driver
La Salle Ishii La Salle Ishii ... NTT Staff with Obitsu / Watarase in Nazaki
Hiroshi Ohkôchi Hiroshi Ohkôchi ... (as Hiroshi Ookôchi)
Bengaru Bengaru ... Midori's Father . Drug Store Owner
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Midori's Mother
Akiji Kobayashi ... Soldier
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Storyline

A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary. Written by Alex Smits

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Taglines:

Summer '96 Japan Falls!

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 July 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera: Attack of Legion See more »

Filming Locations:

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Mother Legion was played by veteran suit actor Mizuho Yoshida, who also portrayed Godzilla in "Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" and later Zedus in "Gamera the brave". See more »

Goofs

The "My name is Legion" quote is from Mark 5:9, not Mark 9:8 as claimed by one of the soldiers (in the dubbed DVD version). See more »

Quotes

Hanatani: [watching Gamera being attacked by a swarm of the Symbiotic Legion creatures] "And He asked him, 'What is thy name?' And he answered, saying, 'My name is Legion, for we are many."
Colonel Watarase: The Bible?
Hanatani: Mark 5:9.
Colonel Watarase: "Legion".
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Connections

References Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) See more »

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Gamera returns
17 July 2010 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

The second part of the Gamera trilogy is a very enjoyable movie! On one hand, it successfully imports the trademarks of the 70s (focussing more on the monster battle than on the human characters), but stylistically it is up-to-date for the 90s with its fast editing, cutting to photos and different locations all the time - that provides the bizarre action (come on, a turtle with jet engines?) with a realistic CNN report look. The 100 speedy minutes feel like 80. Gamera battles a giant crab (similar to actual giant crabs of the Pacific Ocean) and a swarm of smaller monsters here which may break out of the ground any moment - pretty effective compared to the monsters of old days who used to walk across the country so you could see them coming from miles away. When Gamera is covered by thousand of small creatures, the agony is almost tangible. Also, this time we have not much treachery, wickedness, ignorance or controversy among the humans - they all agree Gamera is the one who deserves support and it's a well organized co-operation this time.


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