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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 ... 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)
Bengal Bengal ... Midori's Father . Drug Store Owner (as Bengaru)
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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Summer '96 Japan Falls!

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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

During the attack at the Tonegawa river, one of Legions limbs can be briefly seen catching fire. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Watarase: [in the second English soundtrack version on the DVD] Well, if we're trapped in an ass sandwich, I'll break out the Miracle Whip.
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Connections

Follows Gamera: Super Monster (1980) See more »

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Big Monsters, Big Explosions, Big Action!
6 October 1999 | by Hal SoloSee all my reviews

Miles better than any Godzilla films (I saw this the same summer of the American Godzilla, and it more than compensated for that tragedy!) Perhaps the best of the series of 90's Gamera films, it is self contained (Gamera 3 requires viewing both 1 & 2) while fixing all of the problems that plagued the original- overly long battles, slow pace, cheesey dialogue, and somewhat fake effects. What we get is a better looking, more exciting film- to "Gamera" what "Aliens" was to "Alien"! This movie triumphs most in quality over everything against it- a low budget is compensated for (much like the original) by excellent camera angles and incredible monster design, which create the feeling of being a part of the interstellar grudge match between the giant flying turtle and the evil insect invaders "Legion"! In the end, you can't help but feel like a little kid again! This movie does what the new Godzilla never did- win you over with its charm, so that by the end you can't help but root for Gamera, despite dated effects! If you like monster movies, by all means hunt this down, then see Gamera 3!


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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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1.85 : 1
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