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During the height of the Cold War, East-West tensions lead to a nuclear disaster when a Soviet bomber is shot down over U.S. airspace in the Arctic! Massive radiation from the atomic explosion awakens an ancient, gargantuan creature, a long-forgotten legend of the lost continent of Atlantis: Gamera! Unleashed from its glacial tomb and proving impervious to all man-made weapons, the colossal chelonian smashes a cataclysmic swath across the globe! Can the scientists of the world, led by Dr. Hidaka (Eiji Funakoshi), find a way to stop this invincible supermonster . . . or is mankind doomed?
Directed by Noriaki Yuasa (who would oversee all eight of the original Gamera entries of the 1960s and 1970s) and created by the same studio that brought Zatoichi to the screen, Daieis titanic terrapin became the only true rival to Tohos King Of The Monsters. Gamera was able to hold its own at the box office and secured a place in the hearts of kaiju eiga (Japanese Monster Movie) fans around the world.
Now, for the first time on DVD, Shout! Factory presents the original Japanese version of Gamera with new English subtitles and anamorphic widescreen from an all-new HD master created from vault elements!
* A Retrospective Look at the Gamera Franchise
* Audio Commentary
* Publicity Gallery
Gamera, The Giant Monster is a lot of fun and its 16:9 widescreen transfer provides American viewers the first real opportunity to see the film on big, widescreen TVs in all its city-smashing glory. --DVD Talk
You either like Gamera or not. I love these movies. Great fun all the way!Published 4 months ago by R. Fletcher
While I generally dislike this movie, the DVD release by Shout! Factory is awesome on its own. First off, the actual Japanese audio with English subtitles are on here, so I don't... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eric Moss
I did the voice of Gamera's little friend - a little boy.
...where some hoedads are going ape over the boss surf sounds of this real gas combo! *Heavy Beatboxing* toss out DVD, keep linear notesPublished 16 months ago by Sharon Block
If you love giant monsters and aren't too stuck up, then Gamera is for you. If you prefer artsy-fartsy stuff then you probably aren't reading this, except by accident. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hose Nose (aka Jinzo Ningen)