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GAMERA VS. GAOS (1967) ** ½

In the third movie of the Gamera series, the friendly giant turtle does battle with Gaos, a goofy looking pterodactyl that was awakened when Mt. Fuji erupts. Gaos has an awkward triangular head and shoots lasers out of it's mouth that can cut things in half. After Gaos defeats Gamera in round one, Japan tries to figure out a way to get rid of him. Their plan? Lure him with vaporized human blood (his favorite snack) onto a giant rotating disc to make him DIZZY!

It's amazing that Japan can make a tiny radio that fits in my pocket, but are clueless when it comes to getting rid of a mutant pteradactyl.

Luckily, Gamera finally comes out of his shell (no pun intended) to kick his butt.

The scenes of monster carnage are cool, but the requisite annoying kid and the negligible human drama is pretty grating on the nerves. Gaos, who was probably Daiei's idea of a Rodan knockoff, is a pretty cheesy villain, even for Gamera's marginal standards. Gamera returned in Gamera vs. Guiron.

AKA: Return of the Giant Monsters.
Tags: g, gamera series, horror, mst3k, sci-fi
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