Gammera The Invincible (1966)

Gammera The Invincible





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The first in a series of Gamera films, this black and white Japanese film features the giant fire-breathing turtle destroying city after city until Japanese and American forces discover a way to stop the monster. Dubbed in English, this film is also known under the title Gamera.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Fumi Takahashi, Richard Kraft, Yonejiro Saito
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On DVD: Mar 15, 2005
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as Dr. Hidaka

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as Senator Billings

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Gammera, one of the most famous Japanese monsters to hit the big screen in the 1960s makes his debut in this zero-budget, politically charged monster thriller. It is interesting to consider the tensions that were taking place between certain nations at the time that the movie was made, especially between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. There is no effort made to disguise the animosity that existed between the two, more than likely since that bitterness was needed as a catalyst to bring Gammera back from 200 million years of hibernation. The U.S. shoots down a suspicious bomber, which turned out to be Russian, over the arctic region. As is to be expected from those sneaky Russians, the bomber was loaded with hydrogen bombs which, upon impact, explode with sufficient force to not only thaw but also infuriate the sleeping Gammera. Lots of havoc is wreaked upon poorly constructed models of cities and airplanes and landscapes and such, and there is some strange subplot about a little boy obsessed with turtles who wants to expose Gammera for the gentle creature that he really is. Inspiration for the Iron Giant, maybe? The special effects are astonishingly bad, but there was no budget and in the movie's defense, I have to say that the people involved in making it knew that they had no budget but they took very seriously their task of doing as much as they could with as little as they had. 3 stars 8-21-08

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