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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

Gamera 2: Region shurai (original title)
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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!

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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 2: Assault of the 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

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

Follows Gamera vs. Guiron (1969) See more »

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Incredible
22 March 2000 | by Soeren-3See all my reviews

The second part of the new gamera-series offers the same advantages of the first movie only with improved quality. The design of legion is well done offering a mean, foreign but interesting looking villain that threatens earth (especially Japanese cities :) The story is convincing, revealing the nature of legion step by step (meaning the film is very interesting even if there are humans instead of monsters on screen, which is, in my opinion is very important to a film based on special effects).

An amazingly well done film you'll surely want to watch more than only one time.


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