Destroy All Planets

Overview

Gamera the fire-belching turtle has replaced his human-hating ways with a friendly attitude towards children and once more saves the world in Destroy All Planets. The villains are invading extraterrestrials whose spaceships can "morph" into giant squids. Gamera proceeds to wreck Tokyo with typical monster destructive behavior, returning to the sea after the spell is broken. It would have been amusing had the hero of the day been a Red Lobster restaurant manager; instead, we are offered the redoubtable Gamera. The...
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Overview

Gamera the fire-belching turtle has replaced his human-hating ways with a friendly attitude towards children and once more saves the world in Destroy All Planets. The villains are invading extraterrestrials whose spaceships can "morph" into giant squids. Gamera proceeds to wreck Tokyo with typical monster destructive behavior, returning to the sea after the spell is broken. It would have been amusing had the hero of the day been a Red Lobster restaurant manager; instead, we are offered the redoubtable Gamera. The special effects are on a par with other films of this nature, meaning that they'll either evoke thrills or derisive laughter, depending on the audience. Destroy All Planets must have been a particular favorite of TV station managers of the mid-1980s, given the number of times it popped up on the small screen during that period.
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Special Features

Gamera gallery of posters; Toy packaging and photos
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
For those who can never get enough Technicolor Japanese man-in-a-monster-suit movies, there is Destroy All Planets. While offering up everything one expects from a massive zero-budget monster battle film, Destroy All Planets also delivers unintentionally brilliant quirky moments like the hypnotized army, Japanese men with glowing eyeballs, and a fiendishly fake-looking squid alien who wishes to attack Earth for its supply of nitrogen. Obviously made for children, this 1969 classic centers on star monster Gamera's love for small children. This love is so important that Destroy All Planets spends 20 minutes showing clips from past Gamera films where he defends his little buddies. Director Noriyaki Yuasa and his special-effects crew seem to share this love, as the special effects appear to be made with models resembling items from a child's toy box. For those out there ready to watch a chubby Japanese boy in short shorts ride into space on the back of a flying lizard creature, Destroy All Planets is the film for you.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • UPC: 089218420893
  • Original Release: 1968
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Unrated
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,589

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mari Atsumi
Carl Crane
Kojiro Hongo
Toru Takatsuka
Peter Williams
Michiko Yaegaki
Junko Yashiro
Technical Credits
Noriyaki Yuasa Director
Kazafumi Fujii Cinematographer, Special Effects
Kenjiro Hirose Score Composer
Yuzo Kaneko Cinematographer, Special Effects
Akira Kitazaki Cinematographer
Hidemasa Nagata Producer
Fumi Takahashi Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [15:07]
2. Chapter 2 [14:54]
3. Chapter 3 [15:03]
4. Chapter 4 [15:13]
5. Chapter 5 [14:40]
6. Chapter 6 [14:55]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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