Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)

AKA: Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu
A gigantic bat emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan and only one thing can stop it...Gamera!
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  • RT Rating 33%
  • IMDB Rating 4.9

Critic Reviews:

With this being the third Gamera movie in as many years, the signs are here that they were just being pumped out; the aforementioned design of Gyaos is awful, as is his implementation – the suit just looks so cheap and immobile, with way too many straight edges. He often looks more like a plane than a biological creature.

Japanese monster enthusiasts may take issue with this offering, which suffers from goofy special effects, unsympathetic characters, and a lack of human involvement in the Gamera/Gyaos conflict. That being said, Gamera vs. Gyaos deserves recognition for its unique and menacing kaiju antagonist.

Although the model work was predictably meticulous, this was not one of the most auspicious of the series, preferring to sit back on clichés and dropping a potentially interesting environmental angle in favour of rubber-suited mayhem.