Gamera vs. Viras
Directed by Noriaki Yuasa
Produced by Hidemasa Nagata
Written by Niisan Takahashi
Music by Kenjiro Hirose
Cinematography Akira Kitazaki
Editing by Shoji Sekiguchi
Distributed by Daiei
Released March 20, 1968
June 1968
Running time 90 minutes
Budget ¥24,000,000
Gross revenue ¥???,???,???
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Preceded by Gamera vs. Gyaos
Followed by Gamera vs. Guiron

Gamera vs. Viras (ガメラ対宇宙怪獣バイラス,   Gamera tai Uchū Kaijū Bairasu?, lit. Gamera vs. Space Monster Viras), also released in the U.S. as Destroy All Planets, is the 4th entry in the Gamera film series. It features the debut of Viras.



A deadly alien force approaches earth. Gamera intervenes and destroys the alien vessel; but before the ship is destroyed, the aliens broadcast a warning to their world - stating Gamera as their enemy. Later on Earth, a "Boy Scout" troop is visiting an aquarium to visit the scientists working on a small two-man submarine. Masao and Jim, two of the scouts managed to talk their way aboard the sub. While in the water they spot Gamera - who engages in a little race with the boys. However, their hijinks come to an end when the second alien vessel envelops both of them in a "super-catchy" ray. Releasing the boys, Gamera remains trapped in the force field while the aliens scan his memory-waves. They learn of Gamera one weakness, his love for children. Soon after, the field weakens and Gamera is free. The aliens capture Jim and Masao, threatening to kill the boys. Powerless, Gamera lands. Attaching a brain-wave control device to Gamera's head, the aliens force Gamera to do their bidding.

While aboard the spaceship, the boys continually try to escape. Gamera, however (under the influence of the Virians) is destroying dams and cities by the handful. Tim and Masao meet a strange squid-like creature, thinking it is actually another captive of the aliens. In fact, it is Viras, the leader of the aliens. The boys help Gamera break from the brain-wave device, and he begins to attack the spaceship. Grounded by Gamera, the aliens reveal that their humanoid forms were just hosts for more squid-like aliens. The aliens form together making a Gamera-sized creature, Viras! The two duke it out in a big beachside battle. Gamera manages to pull Viras into the stratosphere, killing him.


Gamera vs. Viras Trailer (HD)-2
Gamera vs. Viras Trailer (HD)-2
Japanese Gamera vs. Viras trailer

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