Gamera 4: The Truth

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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby StevenScrivello » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:19 pm

So did anyone else manage to see Gamera 4 at this year's G-Fest? Here's my review!

Details of the G-Fest screening.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby klen7 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:12 pm

i wish. i didn't even know it happened.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:36 am

Never heard of it, but uh...

When all is said and done, Gamera 4: Truth is an excellent film, and feels much longer than its 40 minute running time.


That is not really a good thing.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby StevenScrivello » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:27 am

Dr Kain wrote:Never heard of it, but uh...

When all is said and done, Gamera 4: Truth is an excellent film, and feels much longer than its 40 minute running time.


That is not really a good thing.


You conveniently left out the following sentences where I explain that:

The film never slows down and is perfectly paced, and never at all feels like it needs to be any shorter or any longer than its already brisk length. This is a very good thing, as Hayashiya packs so much characterisation into both his human and kaiju stars, and naturally progresses the story trails left from Kaneko’s trilogy, that his film feel very much like a full-fledged feature, and one that is truly worthy of the title: Gamera 4.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:40 am

Dr Kain wrote:Never heard of it, but uh...

This thread has existed since 2012...you've never heard of it?
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby Russzilla » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:46 am

I still find it very hard to believe that a copy of this is still not readily available for fans even after all these years. Incredible.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:31 pm

Russzilla wrote:I still find it very hard to believe that a copy of this is still not readily available for fans even after all these years. Incredible.

I've never heard anything terribly good about it, aside from it having above-average effects.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby klen7 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:47 pm

I have never heard anything bad... except MouthForWar dropping into any thread that mentions the director just to comment on how much he sucks... but after seeing Reigo (which i liked considerably more than Raiga) i am curious to see this.
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:49 pm

klen7 wrote:I have never heard anything bad... except MouthForWar dropping into any thread that mentions the director just to comment on how much he sucks... but after seeing Reigo (which i liked considerably more than Raiga) i am curious to see this.

This director did like Monster X Strikes Back or Death Kappa didn't he? Those were awful. Based on those, I never sought out Reigo or Raiga...but maybe that was wrong of me to do...
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby klen7 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:02 pm

No and no.

Monster X Strikes back is Minoru Kawasaki (who does have some good films)
Death Kappa was Tomo Haraguchi...

Raiga was better than Death Kappa, maybe on par with Monster X Strikes back. Reigo was a better film but some rough CGI effects
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:33 pm

I HATE Monster X Strikes Back...
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Re: Gamera 4: The Truth

Postby klen7 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:40 pm

You should check out a film called 'Calamari Wrestler' before you write of Minoru Kawasaki altogether. or if you are looking for something a little more existential 'Executive Koala'

Shinpei Hayashiya (director of Gamera 4) is famous in Japan for being incredibly good at a traditional style of comedic monologue.. Reigo also has an epilogue sequence that is overlayed with a traditional Kabuki dance performed by a well known kabuki performer... very cool.
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