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Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Gamera 3: Jashin kakusei (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | 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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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 March 1999 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mayumi Nagamine: Every creature, however unappealing, fights to the last to survive. Humanity as well.
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Powerful, exciting, and haunting
29 June 2000 | by drngorSee all my reviews

This movie goes down as the most powerful, haunting, well-scripted, and compelling kaiju film since the original Gojira. This film has well-defined, three-dimensional characters that actually develop over the course of the film. The special FX are truly awesome and even surpass the best of the Godzilla series (Godzilla vs. Biollante and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II). Iris is a cool looking design for a villainous monster. The monster scenes are sparse, but realistic and memorable. The fights are among the most brutal kaiju battles ever filmed. The plot of the movie revolves around a young girl who hates Gamera and wishes to seek vengeance against him for the death of her parents. She finds Iris, raises it, and even begins to fuse with it. There are many classic sequences in this film: the fight in the air between Gamera and Iris, the battle in the train station, and the destruction of the city during a battle with the Gyaos. There are only two aspects of this film that prevent it from being the perfect kaiju film: the kaiju fights are not that long and the roles of Asakura and Kurata in the film are confusing and out of place. However, this movie is still one of the greatest, most well-made kaiju films ever.


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