Thursday, November 17, 2022

“Gamera” on Netflix

“Gamera: Rebirth”, will be a new film starring the classic Japanese ‘kaiju’ monster ‘Gamera’, streaming in 2023 on Netflix:

Debuting in the 1965 film “Gamera, the Giant Monster”, the character and the first film were intended to compete with the success of Toho's “Godzilla” film series. Since then, Gamera has appeared in a total of 12 films produced by Daiei Film and later Kadokawa Daiei Studio.

Gamera is depicted as a giant, fire-breathing, prehistoric turtle monster, mutated by exposure to nuclear weapons. In the first film, Gamera is portrayed as aggressive and destructive, though he also saves a child. As the films progressed, Gamera took on a more benevolent role, becoming a protector of humanity, and especially children, from extraterrestrial races and other giant monsters.

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