Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gamera: Super Monster (宇宙怪獣ガメラ) (1980) - (dir: Noriaki Yuasa) Japanese B2 Poster

Gamera Super Monster (1980) - (dir: Noriaki Yuasa) Japanese B2 poster

This is a 28.5" x 22" Japanese B2 poster for the 1980 Noriaki Yuasa film Gamera: Super Monster written by Nisan Takahashi and starring Koichi Maeda as Keiichi, the boy who talks to turtles. Originally intended as a children's movie, this film makes heavy use of stock footage from previous Gamera films. Plot summary: The planet Earth is in despair because the evil alien Zanon has come to enslave it. The planet has three resident superheroes known as the Spacewomen, but they are powerless to stop Zanon. However they enlist the help of Keiichi because of his special inside channel to Gamera, a giant space turtle. After Japan's Air Force is sent to attack the source of mysterious rays emanating from Mount Fuji and is unable to prevail, Gamera turns the tide by winning all the fights in a succession of attacks from Zanon's monster minions including Gyaos (a huge flying petrosaur), Zigra (a monster shark), Viras (a space squid), Jiger (a giant dinosaur), Guiron (a knife-headed beast) and Barugon (a giant lizard); at the end after all Zanon's monsters lose their fights, Gamera self-destructs in a confrontation with the Space Ship Zanon, which destroys Zanon himself forever. Zanon's accomplice on Earth, Giruge [Keiko Kudo], finally changes her evil ways because she is moved by the fact that Keiiche has taken a liking to her.

Cast and crew: Noriaki Yausa, Mach Fumiake, Nisan Takahashi, Yaeko Kojima, Yoko Komatsu, Keiko Kudo, Koichi Maeda, Toshie Takada, Hiroji Hayshi, Makoto Ikeda, Kisao Tobita, Osamu Kobayashi, Yuzo Hayakawa, Toru Kawi

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