Attack Of The Monsters

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Overview

The giant interstellar turtle Gamera is on the loose in this Japanese monster opus, which has been given a simple presentation on this budget-priced release. Attack of the Monsters has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue has been dubbed into English, with no multiple language options. A gallery of still photos and advertising artwork has been included as a bonus.
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Overview

The giant interstellar turtle Gamera is on the loose in this Japanese monster opus, which has been given a simple presentation on this budget-priced release. Attack of the Monsters has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue has been dubbed into English, with no multiple language options. A gallery of still photos and advertising artwork has been included as a bonus.
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Special Features

Gamera gallery of posters and photos
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Attack Of The Monsters is one of the lesser Gamera entries. It's obvious the filmmakers had a smaller budget with this entry because it recycles scenes from other films in this series and features some atypically shoddy rear-projection effects. The kid-friendly focus of the film is taken a bit too far, making the film sickly-sweet at times, and it doesn't help that young star Christopher Murphy is a terrible actor. That said, completists may still want to check Attack Of The Monsters (known in Japan as Gamera Vs. Guiron) for a few reasons. The first is villain Guiron, who has a unique design - his head and nose are shaped like a giant knife blade. Guiron is probably also the most violent of Gamera foes: a startling scene has him using his razor-sharp noggin to chop up a rival monster he has just killed! The film's plot also has some surprising fairytale-like elements, with the two humanoid aliens that drive the plot kind of acting like the witch from "Hansel And Gretel" towards our kid heroes (right down to wanting to use them as a food source). Ultimately, the mix of saccharine kid-movie elements and often surrealistic monster movie shocks will not be to everyone's taste but monster movies might find Attack Of The Monsters to be an amusingly campy entry in the Gamera series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • UPC: 089218428295
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,096

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Miyuki Akiyama
Eiji Funakoshi
Yuko Hamada
Nobuhiro Kashima
Chris Murphy
Kon Omura
Technical Credits
Noriyaki Yuasa Director
Kazafumi Fujii Special Effects
Akira Kitazaki Cinematographer
Hidemasa Nagata Producer
Fumi Takahashi Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [13:21]
2. Chapter 2 [13:09]
3. Chapter 3 [13:34]
4. Chapter 4 [14:09]
5. Chapter 5 [13:42]
6. Chapter 6 [11:55]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Gallery
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic schtick!

    This movie inspired the purchase of my first telescope! 3 children witness an arriving UFO. When it lifts off on auto pilot with 2 of the kids on-board, Gamera trys to rescue but cannot keep up the speed. Eventually Gamera catches up with them on a planet sharing Earth's orbital ring on the exact opposite side of the sun. A planet who's only inhabitants are 2 survivors of endstage natural disasters. 2 survivors...... with a pet. A 'playmate' for Gamera. Actually, the story gets a little more cerebral and I don't want to ruin it for you.

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