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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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Family | Sci-Fi

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Unrated

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USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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Yet another kaiju movie with unnecessary American scenes inserted...
15 January 2005 | by mage360See all my reviews

This movie was in a sci-fi 50-pack a friend of mine got me for Christmas. It is very similar to the first Gozilla movie, and like that movie, has scenes with American actors inserted for no real reason. One interesting thing about the inserted scenes is that there's a Cold War tension portrayed between America and Russia. Like in Godzilla, Gamera is awakened by an atomic explosion and rampages across the world, paying close attention to Tokyo because no big monster movie is complete unless Tokyo bites it. All in all, this is an okay movie. Some of the scenes involving Gamera, particularly the scenes in Toly, are quite spectacular and have special effects that were pretty decent at the time. If you like Japanese giant monster movies, you'll really get a kick out of this one. I give it a 4 out of 10. Had this been the unedited Japanese version that I watched, it probably would've gotten a 5.


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