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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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Summer '96 Japan Falls!

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

When Watarase orders Midori to evacuate Sendai, she is wearing a skirt. When Midori arrives at the airport, she is wearing slacks. Later in Tokyo, she is wearing a skirt again. 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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Follows Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980) See more »

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The best kaiju movie ever made...
20 September 2005 | by shugaron316See all my reviews

...at least IMNSHO. It was high time someone thought up an insect kaiju that could be tough,scary,and interesting(Kumonga,Mothra and Kamacuras? Give me a break.Only Megaguirus came close to being interesting.) There was so much to like about this movie-intelligent dialog(even after the dubbing),great fight scenes,and the fact that the emphasis was placed on the monsters,and not the actors. No silly new "ultimate monster fighting weapon that gets trashed in 30 seconds"-just get those idiots from the JSDF out of the way,and let Gamera take care of business.But the big G had his hands full here-the Legion swarm were bad enough,but the mother creature was awesome,and didn't roll over when she got hurt. The mandible blasts were great,but those red "whip" beams that went right thru Gamera were awesome. I even liked the Legion's voice-it sounded like a rusty gate opening! Gamera was incredible,and that fireball slide trick he did was the bomb. With a new Gamera movie coming out next year,and Toho making it plain from the ending of Godzilla:Final Wars that they have no intention of waiting 5-10 years for a new Godzilla movie,I,along with many other kaiju fans,demand that Toho and Deiei quit fooling around,and make the deal-Godzilla vs.Gamera.What else is left?


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