Gamera vs. Guiron (Popular Title) Gamera tai daikaijū Giron (1969)

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Year of Release: 1969
Japanese Title: Gamera tai daikaiju Giron
Also released as: Attack of the Monsters (1969)
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
Gamera vs. the Devil-Beast Giron (1969) (literal English title)
Credits: Directed by:
Noriaki Yuasa

Writing credits
Nisan Takahashi

Nobuhiro Kajima
Miyuki Akiyama
Christopher Murphy (I)
Yuko Hamada
Eiji Funakoshi
Kon Omura
Edith Hanson

Sandy Frank
Hidemasa Nagata
Masaichi Nagata

Original Music
Kenjiro Hirose (Gamera song only)
Shunsuke Kikuchi

Akira Kitazaki

Special Effects
Kazufumi Fujii
Ryosaku Takayama

Kazumasa Nakano
After a flying saucer is seen landing somewhere in Japan, schoolyard chums Tom and Akio decide to investigate. Fortunately for the both of them, Akio's sister tags along. After a few minutes of traipsing around the woods where they saw the spaceship disappear, lo and behold an open spaceship sits practically beckoning the two boys to come aboard. Apparently pretending to fly a spaceship is just as easy as doing that, because after hitting a button, the boys discover they are taking off. Akio's little sister yells warning of scoldings at the boys, but they can't hear her. Streaking though space the boys are almost flattened by an asteroid, but Gamera comes to their rescue! Soon after, the spaceship (on automatic pilot) ditches Gammy and nearly crash-lands on a distant planet.

When the boys awaken, their exploring is interrupted by a Space Gyaos. Space Gyaos' reign of terror is interrupted by the planet's watchdog, Guiron - the legendary knife-headed kaiju. After a quickly amusing slice-and-dice fight, Guiron heads back underground. The boys continue poking around and make their way into the alien base. They meet two alien women who explain that their planet, Terra, was once a technological wonder and they were the only two of their kind left. They also are plannig to travel back to Earth with the boys. At least that's what they tell Akio and Tom.

They soon drug the boys and do a little pshychic probing - planning to later eat their brains. Somehow, Gamera must have tracked the boys to Terra and is attacked by Guiron. Guiron and Gamera have a small bout and Gamera is cast into the sea, hurt badly (I guess). The boys escape and through a somewhat comical game of hide and seek, outsmart the groovy space girls. For some reason Guiron attacks the girls in their spaceship, slicing it in half. Barbella is still alive and decides to make short work of the boys who have ruined her plans. Gamera surfaces and battles guiron for one last time!

First, let me say that I love this film. It is my favorite of the Showa series. My first viewing was when it was shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 with Joel and the 'bots heckling it into the ground. Many fans are dismayed by the treatent from MST3K, but I enjoy it. If you like to laugh (and who doesn't??) you should check out Stomp Tokyo's review of Gamera vs. Guiron.
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