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Thursday, August 10, 2017


I have reviewed this once before when it came out on DVD a few years ago.

Now, this Japanese classic is available on Blu-ray and I finally managed to get a copy from Mill Creek which also includes three other Gamera films. This is the original Japanese version without US inserts.

By now everyone knows this tale about a giant prehistoric turtle awakened in the Arctic ocean when a plane carrying a nuclear explosive crashes.

The creature heads for Japan and destroys some major cities before scientists come up with a way to dispose of him. They lure Gamera into the head of a huge rocket and send the capsule to Mars.

The widescreen Black and White film looks better than one could even imagine and it is in Japanese with English subtitles. This was the first of 8 films starring the giant turtle and they are all available on Blu-ray, so I will be taking a look at them all.

Sadly as the series went on the films became very childish and silly, but hey, I like em anyway.

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