Saturday, April 17, 2010

0316: Gamera Vs. Zigra

MST3k, Experiment #0316

Gamera Vs. Zigra.

A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship with a cluster of gumballs on its head. Later, at Sea World, dolphins are dying mysteriously. Zigra kidnaps two men and two children (one of whom is a Coke addict - Coca-Cola that is) and starts causing earthquakes. The two six year olds somehow outwit Zigra and help their incapacitated fathers escape. The Zigra Woman, who can use her eyes to put people into comas, then chases them all over Sea World like an extended Benny Hill skit. Somewhere in this movie Gamera finally shows up, fights Zigra, who turns into a giant swordfish.

At last... the last of the Gamera movies!!!  I really do have a sorta love/hate relationship with the Gamera films.  On one hand, I hate them and consider them horrid pieces of trash... on the other hand, I love torturing myself by watching them.

This one has to be the corniest of them all, perfectly represented by the scene where Gamera plays Zigra's back like an instrument and then dances around a bit as if to say "Look how awesome I am! Go me! Go me! It's my birthday!"

We are treated to some nice songs though.  The Gamera theme song is always enjoyable, and even the final host segment is dedicated to different renditions of the song.

Most of the host segments were a tad bland, but I will point out that Bridget Jones (eventually Nelson) made her first on-screen appearance as one of the kids from the movie, alongside her future husband Mike.  I think they make a cute couple, don't you?


Favourite line:  "Wait I found some more oxygen in a drawer. We're fine."