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40 Days of Halloween Pt 13: Gamera (1965)

Posted by invizweb on October 5, 2012

courtesy of WikiPedia

Director:  Noriaki Yuasa

Starring:  Eiji Funakoshi, Harumi Kiritachi, and Junichirô Yamashita

Writers:  Nisan Takahashi and Yonejiro Saito

Producers:  Hidemasa Nagata, Yonejiro Saito, and Masaichi Nagata

Distributors:  Daiei Film Co., Ltd.

Run Time:  1 hour 20 minutes (80 minutes)

Gamera, despite its weaker script and average editing was a classic viewing experience. Although there were horrific scenes and a perfectly tense setting, the campiness was high. When navalmen announce “Giant Turtle Spotted” like it’s an everyday occurrence in the opening minutes, you know it’s going to be filled with much hilarity. The endng may as well have been written by Garfield the Cat. The monster itself although very goofy looking was quite swanky; early on it was presented as having a personality in the grey area, and not just a perpetually angry creature. Gamera lives by its own set of rules, and so does this movie.

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