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Gammera the Invincible (1966)

Unrated | | Family, Sci-Fi | 15 December 1966 (USA)
An atomic explosion awakens Gammera--a giant, fire-breathing turtle monster--from his millions of years of hibernation. Enraged at being roused from such a sound sleep, he takes it out on Tokyo.

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Richard Kraft, Niisan Takahashi (screenplay) (as Nizo Takahashi)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Dekker ... Secretary of Defense
Brian Donlevy ... Gen. Terry Arnold
Diane Findlay Diane Findlay ... Sgt. Susan Embers
John Baragrey ... J.T. Standish
Dick O'Neill ... Gen. O'Neill
Eiji Funakoshi ... Dr. Hidaka (archive footage)
Michiko Sugata Michiko Sugata ... Nobuyo (archive footage)
Harumi Kiritachi Harumi Kiritachi ... Kyoke (archive footage)
Mort Marshall Mort Marshall ... Jules Manning
Bob Carraway Bob Carraway ... Lt. Simpson
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Contrare
John McCurry John McCurry ... A1C Hopkins
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Sen. Billings (as Stephen Zacharias)
Walter Arnold Walter Arnold ... American Ambassador
Thomas Stubblefield Thomas Stubblefield ... Capt. Lovell
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An atomic explosion awakens Gammera--a giant, fire-breathing turtle monster--from his millions of years of hibernation. Enraged at being roused from such a sound sleep, he takes it out on Tokyo.

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Don't come if you scare easy!!! [double bill with "Knives of the Avenger"] See more »

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Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated

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USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono
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This is the only film in the series that was filmed entirely in black and white. See more »

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Completely unoriginal but not completely bad.
8 May 2017 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

It is very easy to sum up this movie, Godzilla turns into a turtle.The end.I was slightly familiar with Gammera but was a little surprised his origin is almost a shot for shot re-make of the first Godzilla movie.There is basically no plot.Some kid doesn't want Gammera to get hurt.Is that the plot?Weak.There are a couple good things about this movie.The best is that they totally rip-offed the Batman TV show theme song and just changed the one word to "Gammera".It's lame that they stole it but you will be singing it before you get to the end.The other good thing is that there is a Japanese Colonel Sanders(I think he was in a few Godzilla movies but I've seen so many bad movies that they all just run together).I almost forgot, Dick O'Neill is in this movie.Who is he?Go to his IMDb page and you will know who he is.He's that guy that was in everything and you never knew his name.Not bad for a monster movie, give it a shot.


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