Daikaijû Gamera (1965, JAP) B&W-80m. SCOPE ** D: Noriaki Yuasa. Starring Eiji Funakoshi, Harumi Kiritachi, Junichirô Yamashiko, Yoshiro Uchida, Michiko Sugata, Yoshiro Kitahara. Barely convincing monster movie from Japan about a giant, fire-spitting turtle, which is awakened during a plane crash in the Arctic ice and goes on a rampage in Tokyo. Basically a GOJIRA / GODZILLA rip-off with okay special effects. The concept of an angry turtle isn't very believable, however. Also known as GAMERA, and THE GIANT MONSTER GAMERA. Edited into GAMMERA THE INVINCINBLE (1966) for the American market. Followed by nine or ten sequels until 1999.

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