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Ranking the Gamera films

Spinning flame-jetted turtles, space birds being chopped up like bologna, kids in shorts screaming for help...the original Gamera series was a strange mix of wacky fun!! The 90's Gamera films set a standard that other kaiju films are measured against! Discuss Gamera films here!!

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Postby Giganfan » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:36 am

Gamera 3: Incomplete Struggle
Gamera 2: Advent of Legion
Gamera Guardian of the Universe
War of the Monsters
Attack of the Monsters
Return of the Giant Monsters
Gammera The Invincible
Destroy All Planets
Gamera vs. Zigra
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:28 am

GOOD GOD, THEY ARE SO BORING. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO MAKE YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNND?!

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Generally speaking, I like my tokusatsu films to have, you know, energy. Most of the Showa Gamera films are such f*cking slogs to watch.
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Postby Giganfan » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:37 pm

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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:13 pm

Well I think its "that good." I love that film.
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Re: Ranking the Gamera films

Postby king_ghidorah » Tue May 27, 2014 10:45 am

So I tried to watch Gamera vs. Viras this morning and I was extremely bored. I don't know what I was smoking before but I need it again to enjoy that movie.

Using Jared's watchability scale, here's my updated rankings...

Love
Gamera Guardian of the Universe
Gamera 2 Advent of Legion
Gamera vs. Guiron
Gamera 3 Awakening of Iris
Gamera the Brave

Generally Very, Very Good
Gamera Vs. Gyaos
Gamera Vs. Barugon
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Gamera Vs. Jiger

A Mad Trainwreck of Hilarity
Gamera the Giant Monster

Varying Stages of Unwatchability
Gamera Vs. Zigra
Gamera Vs. Viras

That Which Teaches You The Very Depths of Despair
Gamera the Super Monster
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Re: Ranking the Gamera films

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue May 27, 2014 12:09 pm

I'm FINALLY buying some of the Shout Factory DVDs and planning to do a re-watch of the series before G-Fest.
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Re: Ranking the Gamera films

Postby Rody » Tue May 27, 2014 4:16 pm

I probably need to revisit all of them in the near future, but as it stands:

Gamera the Brave
Gamera 2: Advent of Legion
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys
(The trilogy is pretty interchangeable for me, but GtB is solidly on top.)
.....
Gamera vs. Gyaos

...........

Gamera vs. Barugon
Giant Monster Gamera
Gamera vs. Viras
Gamera vs. Guiron
Gamera vs. Jiger
Gamera vs. Zigra

Sorry, guys; the Showa films rub me the wrong way, and after Gyaos I think they get progressively worse.
I haven't actually seen Super Monster yet, but I don't feel strongly inclined to.
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Re: Ranking the Gamera films

Postby lhb412 » Tue May 27, 2014 8:41 pm

Best to worst

Gamera 2: Advent of Legion
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Gamera vs. Gyaos
Gamera the Brave
Gamera vs. Guiron
Gamera vs. Barugon
Gamera vs. Jiger
Gamera the Giant Monster
Gamera vs. Viras
Gamera vs. Zigra
Gamera the Super Monster

Iris/Guardian and Gyaos/Brave were the hardest to place, as they're basically equal and only edge out one another by slight margins.
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