Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris


ガメラ3 邪神〈イリス〉覚醒
Gamera 3 Jashin (Irisu) Kakusei
Gamera 3: Evi Spirit (Iris) Awakens

Also known as Gamera 3: The Demon Awakes,
Gamera 3: Incomplete Struggle,
Gamera 3: The Absolute Guardian of the Universe
Director Shusuke Kaneko
Special Effects Director Shinji Higuchi
Executive Producer Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Screenplay Kazunori Ito
Shusuke Kaneko
Music Ko Otani
Photography Junichi Tozawa
Art Ichi Oikawa
Sound Yasuo Hashimoto
Lighting Shosuke Yoshisumi
Editor Isao Tomita
Monster Modeling Tomo Haraguchi
Special Effects Assistant Director Makoto Kamiya
Yuichi Kikuchi
Physical Effects Katsuhiro Onoe
Monster Design Shinji Higuchi
Production Companies Daiei, Tokuma Shoten, Nippon TV Network, Hakuhodo, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai
Release Date March 6, 1999
Runtime 108 minutes
Preceded by Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996)
Followed by Gamera the Brave (2006)
Poster

ガメラ3 邪神〈イリス〉覚醒
Gamera 3 Jashin (Irisu) Kakusei
Gamera 3: Evi Spirit (Iris) Awakens

Staff
Director Shusuke Kaneko
Special Effects Director Shinji Higuchi
Executive Producer Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Screenplay Kazunori Ito
Shusuke Kaneko
Music Ko Otani
Photography Junichi Tozawa
Art Ichi Oikawa
Sound Yasuo Hashimoto
Lighting Shosuke Yoshisumi
Editor Isao Tomita
Monster Modeling Tomo Haraguchi
Special Effects Assistant Director Makoto Kamiya
Yuichi Kikuchi
Physical Effects Katsuhiro Onoe
Monster Design Shinji Higuchi
Info
Also known as Gamera 3: The Demon Awakes,
Gamera 3: Incomplete Struggle,
Gamera 3: The Absolute Guardian of the Universe
Production Companies Daiei, Tokuma Shoten, Nippon TV Network, Hakuhodo, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai
Release Date March 6, 1999
Runtime 108 minutes
Preceded by Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996)
Followed by Gamera the Brave (2006)

Gyaos begin appearing around the world with increasing frequency. Gamera encounters several Gyaos in Shibuya district and fights them. The district is destroyed in the aftermath, turning public opinion against Gamera. In the remote Nara prefecture, an orphaned girl named Ayana, who lost her parents in Gamera’s first appearance four years earlier, discovers a newly hatched monster in a shrine in the woods. She names the monster Iris and plans to use it to take revenge on Gamera. Moribe, a boy from Ayana’s school, knows about Iris, and watches it grow with apprehension.

Iris attempts to fuse with Ayana. When Ayana is reported missing by her family, Moribe rescues her from Iris and she is taken to the hospital in the city. Iris breaks out and attacks Ayana’s village, but Moribe escapes harm. Iris grows larger until it rivals Gamera in size. Ayana is taken to a facility in Kyoto, and Iris follows. Gamera tries to intercept Iris, but is diverted by the Japanese military. As a result, the military is helpless to intervene as Iris descends on Kyoto in the midst of a raging typhoon.

Gamera and Iris battle in Kyoto while Ayana watches dispassionately. When Iris knocks Gamera unconscious, it approaches Ayana so it can complete the merge. Moribe is able to snap Ayana out of her stupor, but it is too late. Iris absorbs Ayana into its chest. Ayana hallucinates about the damage her decisions have caused and calls out for help. Gamera thrusts its hand into Iris and pulls Ayana out of the creature’s body. Iris attempts to kill Gamera with fireballs, but Gamera diverts the energy back into Iris, destroying it. Ayana is resuscitated and apologizes for her actions. Gamera leaves Kyoto to fight a swarm of Gyaos approaching Japan.