Format Used: DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Country Of Origin: Japan
Also Known As:
Gamera tai Viras
Gamera vs. Outer Space Monster Viras
Gamera vs. Viras
While on a camping trip, Masao and Jim are captured by spacemen who capture Gamera in a force feild and reads his minds and
learns children are his weakness. So they hold the Children hostage and use Gamera to attack the Earth, but when the crafty
youngsters turn the tables on the strange aliens the leader transforms into a giant to take Gamera on.
I liked this one I really did, but the American version is the one that stuck all that stock footage in, increasing it to
90 minutes when it started out at 75 in the original format. So I don't blame the Gamera makers for the recycled footage.
I would like to see a subtitled version or redubbing of the 75 minut version, DVD makers if you're reading this?
I GIVE IT (8 STARS)
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS)
+ STORY (The alien invaders story is a classic and will always work)
+ SMART KIDS (Masao is a smart kid to outsmart the aliens)
+ VIRAS (Clever design for the monster this go round)
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES)
- STOCK FOOTAGE (The American version stuck on a bunch of stock footage from the other movies)
- NO ORIGNAL VERSION (I would have liked to seen the orignal 75 minute version as a DVD feature)