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Destroy all Planets
Gamera vs Viras

Japan 1968
produced by
Hidemasa Nagata for Daiei
directed by Noriaki Yuasa
starring Kojiro Hongo, Toru Takatsuka, Carl Craig, Peter Williams, Carl Clay, Michiko Yaegaki, Mari Atsumi, Junko Yashiro, Koji Fujiyama, Genzo Wakayama, Chikara Hashimoto, Kenichiro Yanmane, Kenji Go
written by Nisan Takahashi, special effects by Kazufumi Fujii, Yusu Kaneko, monster design by Ryosaku Takayama, music by Kenjiro Hirose

Gamera

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Aliens from the planet Viras think it a good idea to conquer earth, but they haven't taken into account earth's guardian monster, the giant sabretooth turtle Gamera, who promptly takes on & destroys their first spaceship. So the aliens send a second space ship, this time equipped with a super catch ray, that will be able to hold down Gamera for 15 minutes, enough time to probe his mind & find his weaknesses, & put him under remote control.

& Gamera's weakness is (you might have guessed it): little boys (no, not what you think, you dirty mind).

So our aliens take it upon themselves to capture 2 little boy scouts, Masao (Toru Takatsuka) & Jim (Carl Craig), teleport them onto their spaceship & hold them as hostages so Gamera won't attack the spaceship. & furthermore he is soon mindcontrolled by the aliens into destroying Japanese cities & dams (in footage mostly taken from Gamera the Invincible - in glorious black and white - & Gamera vs Barugon). But since this is a Gamera movie, we mustn't forget these nosey boascouts who of course come up with plan after plan to sabotage the aliens' efforts, & even if they are temporarily chained to a wall, they can get out of that one too & in the end reverse the polarity of the spaceship's controls to free Gamera from the mindcontrol then have themselves teleported down to earth before Gamera can bring down the spaceship.

Amidst the wreckage of the spaceship, the aliens squidlike commander takes the lives of his humanoid underlings, which gives him the energy to grow to giant size, to be a worthy opponent for Gamera, & soon the 2 fight it out, with the laien having the advantage that he can turn his head into a spearhead, which he at the climax rams into Gamera's chest repeatedly.

But Gamera's not stupid, & with the alien sticking in his chest he flies to the stratosphere, where the alien starts to freeze, then drops him to the ground ... ouch.

Well I think this is the end of the Viran invasion. & our little boyscouts ? They are celebrated as heroes of course.

Gamera regular Kojiro Hongo plays a scout leader this time around.

 

The Gamera movies of course were never something to be considered intellectual achievements, nor was it supposed to be, but with this episode it really got hokey, with a psychedelic spaceship consisting of whirling balls, 2 nosey boyscouts with all kinds of gadgets (from a mini-submarine to wristwatch radios) who save the earthwhen the military doesn't even start trying and a spearheaded, tentacled alien all rolled into one, framed by a very cheesy plotline.It has it's trashy qualities no doubt, but as a whole, the simply  bad aspects outweigh the funny ones.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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