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Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Gamera 3: Jashin kakusei (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 6 March 1999 (Japan)
In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.

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Shûsuke Kaneko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shinobu Nakayama Shinobu Nakayama ... Mayumi Nagamine
Ai Maeda Ai Maeda ... Ayana Hirasaka
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru ... Inspector Tsutomu Osako
Ayako Fujitani ... Asagi Kusanagi
Senri Yamazaki Senri Yamazaki ... Mito Asakura
Tôru Tezuka Tôru Tezuka ... Shin'ya Kurata
Yuu Koyama Yuu Koyama ... Tatsunari Moribe
Nozomi Andô Nozomi Andô ... Miyuki Moribe - Tatsunari's Younger Siser
Kei Horie Kei Horie ... Shigeki Hinohara - Ayana's Cousin
Norito Yashima Norito Yashima ... Sakurai
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... Mr. Saito
Aki Maeda ... Young Ayana
Hiroyuki Watanabe ... Regimental Commander
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama ... Female Camper
Kunihiko Mitamura Kunihiko Mitamura ... Ayana's Father
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Storyline

This final installment of the recent Gamera trilogy begins with schoolgirl Ayana discovering a large egg in a cave that, according to legend, houses demons. The egg hatches into a small monster, which Ayana decides to raise and quickly develops as psychic bond with. As Ayana's monster, named Iris, grows to adulthood, the flying turtle Gamera begins to take an interest in this new potential threat. Who will be the victor in the final battle, and how much of Japan will be left standing at the end? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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gamera | japan | revenge | japanese | kaiju | See All (8) »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 March 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera: Revenge of Iris See more »

Filming Locations:

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the film when the swarm of Gyaos approaches Gamera they can be heard emitting the classic screech that Gyaos uses in the earlier Gamera films of the original series. See more »

Goofs

When Gamera first fights the Gyaos,Gyaos splits the K109 building in half with its laser beam(seen in a reflection). Later when Gamera hurls his fire at it,it is intact. See more »

Quotes

Mayumi Nagamine: Every creature, however unappealing, fights to the last to survive. Humanity as well.
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Connections

Follows Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967) See more »

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Surprisingly good. (For a monster movie!)
23 March 2006 | by zv300See all my reviews

I have been putting off watching because I thought the movie was going to be kinda campy, not worthy of immediate viewing but after reading some rave reviews for this flick I decided to watch it. It was worth it, the movie is very good for a monster movie. There have been the inevitable comparisons to Godzilla, but Gamera stacks up VERY well to the big guy. I've been waiting for the CGI effects to catch up with the ambitious visions of the monster movie makers and it's finally here, although by "normal" Hollywood movie standards the price spent on this movie would not even pay for 1/4 of Tom Cruises salary. I would like to see a big-budget movie made, but then again it might ruin the franchise, maybe the "campiness" and "guy-in-the-rubber-suit" are what defines these flicks. Anyway, Gamera is NO JOKE in this movie. He goes after his enemy, the "Gayous" birds with a single-minded vengeance that is surprising. He hates those things. His powers are so cool also. He has got a fire-breath like Godzilla, except is seems more focused, but his coolest asset is his ability to fly, with 4 jets in his shell sockets. This guy is outrageous, he flies in like a flying saucer, kicked-ass and then jetted out looking like the space-shuttle at full after-burner! You gotta check that scene out! And the night flying scenes with Isis in the cloudy night was amazing! The CGI effects with Gamera at full after-burn is priceless! The story is pretty decent and the special affects are great, albeit a little sparsely used. I kinda like Gamera a little more than Godzilla, he was so tough that in one scene he got impaled by Isis, then to get free he burns his own arm OFF!! This Gamera film is said the be the best of the 3 and that's true, much better special effects. Good film, recommended.


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