Gamera, the Giant Monster

Gamera, the Giant Monster


大怪獣ガメラ
Daikaijū Gamera
Giant Monster Gamera

Also known as Gamera,
Gammera the Invincible
Director Noriaki Yuasa
Screenplay Nisan Takahashi
Photography Nobuo Munekawa
Sound Toshikazu Watanabe
Lighting Yukio Ito
Art Akira Inoue
Music Tadashi Yamanouchi
Editor Tatsuji Nakashizuka
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date November 27, 1965
Runtime 78 minutes
Followed by Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
Poster

大怪獣ガメラ
Daikaijū Gamera
Giant Monster Gamera

Staff
Director Noriaki Yuasa
Screenplay Nisan Takahashi
Photography Nobuo Munekawa
Sound Toshikazu Watanabe
Lighting Yukio Ito
Art Akira Inoue
Music Tadashi Yamanouchi
Editor Tatsuji Nakashizuka
Info
Also known as Gamera,
Gammera the Invincible
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date November 27, 1965
Runtime 78 minutes
Followed by Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)

In the midst of the Cold War, a skirmish between the superpowers in the Arctic results in a nuclear explosion, which awakens a giant monster under the ice. The monster, named Gamera by the local eskimos, quickly disappears, and is presumed to have died from radiation exposure. However, Gamera soon reappears off the coast of Japan. Military attacks are fruitless, as the monster is impervious to conventional weaponry. Since Gamera appears to feed on fire and other sources of energy, the military attempts to freeze Gamera, but the monster escapes by sprouting rocket jets and flying away.

Gamera descends on Tokyo. The military keeps the monster occupied while a countermeasure is developed. Eventually it is decided to employ a joint operation with the superpowers, called Plan Z, hosted at Oshima Island. The military uses a fire trail to lead Gamera to Oshima.

Finally Gamera is lured into the heart of Plan Z: a space capsule hidden underground, which closes around Gamera and traps him. Since scientists can’t destroy the monster, they launch the capsule into space, away from the earth.

企画
Planning
斉藤米二郎
Yonejiro Saito
脚本
Screenplay
高橋二三
Nisan Takahashi
撮影
Photography
宗川信夫
Nobuo Munekawa
録音
Sound
渡辺利一
Toshikazu Watanabe
照明
Lighting
伊藤幸夫
Yukio Ito
美術
Art
井上章
Akira Inoue
音楽
Music
山内正
Tadashi Yamanouchi
編集
Editor
中静達治
Tatsuji Nakashizuka
助監督
Assistant Director
阿部志馬
Shiba Abe
製作主任
Production Manager
上嶋博明
Hiroaki Ueshima
特殊撮影
Special Photography
築地米三郎
Yonesaburo Tsukiji
特撮美術
Special Effects Art
井上章
Akira Inoue
合成
Synthesis
藤井和文
Kazufumi Fujii
照明
Lighting
石坂守
Mamoru Ishizaka
助監督
Assistant Director
石田潔
Kiyoshi Ishida
製作主任
Production Manager
川村清
Kiyoshi Kawamura
出演者
Performers


船越英二
Eiji Funakoshi

山下洵一郎
Junichiro Yamashita

姿美千子
Michiko Sugata

霧立はるみ
Harumi Kiritachi

北原義郎
Yoshiro Kitahara

左卜全
Bokuzen Hidari

浜村純
Jun Hamamura

北城寿太郎
Jutaro Hojo

吉田義夫
Yoshio Yoshida

大山健二
Kenji Oyama

小山内淳
Jun Koyamauchi

藤山浩二
Koji Fujiyama

大橋一元
Kazumoto Ohashi

高田宗彦
Munehiko Takada

谷謙一
Kenichi Tani

中田勉
Tsutomu Nakata

森矢雄二
Yuji Moriya

丸山修
Osamu Maruyama

内田喜郎(ひまわり)
Yoshiro Uchida (Himawari)

槙俊夫
Toshio Maki

隅田一男
Kazuo Sumida

杉森麟
Rin Sugimori

村田扶美子
Emiko Murata

竹内哲郎
Tetsuro Takeuchi

志保京助
Kyosuke Shiho

中原健
Ken Hakahara

森一夫
Kazuo Mori

佐山真次
Shinji Sayama

喜多大八
Daihachi Kita

大庭健二
Kenji Oba

荒木康夫
Yasuo Araki

井上大吾
Daigo Inoue

三夏伸
Shin Minatsu

清水昭
Akira Shimizu

松山新一
Shinichi Matsuyama

岡郁二
Ikuji Oka

藤井竜史
Ryuji Fujii

山根圭一郎
Keiichiro Yamane

村松若代
Wakashiro Muramatsu

甲千鶴
Chizuro Kinoe

沖良子
Ryoko Oki

後藤武彦
Takehiko Goto

加川東一郎
Toichiro Kagawa

伊勢一郎
Ichiro Ise

佐原新治
Shinji Sahara

宗近一
Chikaichi Mune

劇団ひまわり
Himawari Theater Company

M・アパナイ
M. Apanai

リッチャードソン
Richardson

ストレイハン
Streihan

ランソン
Ranson

ブラウン
Brown

ハートマン
Hartman
監督
Director
湯浅憲明
Noriaki Yuasa