Gamera Trilogy Screentime

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Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:32 pm

So I just did the tedious 'work' of putting together every shot of Gamera. Well I mean I didn't edit anything just noted his screen time.

I'll put all the notes in a spoiler tag if you want to dig through it.
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Gamera Guardian of the Universe
Okay so I kept out the clips of the atoll seemed only logical to me. Or Gamera being underground or in the water and we can't see him.
23:11-23:16: Gamera's head in the water as he swims off. Five seconds
Spooky set up tease: 5 seconds

Debut clip
31:01-31:04: Gamera out of the water pilot POV. Four seconds
31:05-31:10 Gamera swatting Gyaos out of the air. 4 seconds (minus a second for Gyaos going 'oh crap!')
31:12 brief shot of Gamera standing there as pipes explode. 1 second.
31:13-31:24 Gamera in the bay some shots of him. 11 seconds
31:26-28: First roar in Heisei saga. Two seconds
31:30-31:42: Ends roar. 12 seconds
Debut bit: 34 seconds
Total so far: 39 seconds.

Gamera on land
32:01-32:05 Gamera probably killing lots of people as he trudges on for the Gyaos. 4 seconds
32:09-32:13 Gamera roars and it makes a man drop his ramen in next cut :( 4 seconds
32:29-32:34 Gamera in binoculars. 5 seconds
32:55-33:05 Neat side shot of Gamera 10 seconds
34:00-34:06 Gamera in the distance. 6 seconds.
34:10-34:24 Smashes up a construction sight. 14 seconds
34:27-34:46 Coming out of the smoke and close up of roaring. 19 seconds
34:50-34:55 Gamera bearing down on the stadium. 5 seconds
35:05-35:09 Peering through hole in the stadium. 4 seconds
35:17-35:24 Close up then kicking stadium. 7 seconds
35:35-35:46 Gamera is on camera! He's a star now! 11 seconds.
36:02-36:06 Quick shot of him outside the dome. 4 seconds
36:11-36:15 Pawing at the dome roof. 4 seconds
36:27 Quick shot of him smashing more roof. 1 second
36:46-36:51 Gamera does not want to be on camera and a Gyoas flies by. 5 seconds
36: 55-36:58 Watches first Gyaos leave. 3 seconds
36:59-37:01 Gamera comes into frame as second Gyaos leaves. 2 seconds
37:06-37:18 Gamera is depressed the Gyaos left him behind. He starts activating his thrusters. 12 seconds.
37:27-37:36 Comes out of the smoke and starts spinning.9 seconds
37:38-37:40 Flies off 2 seconds
37:45-37:49 Finishes flying off. 4 seconds.
On land: 135 seconds.
So for the whole debut section he's got 135+34=169 seconds which is 2 minutes 49 seconds
Total for film so far: 174 seconds or 2 minutes 54 seconds

Gamera on the move.
45:51-45:58 Bursts out of the water in jet mode followed by close up. 7 seconds
Total so far: 181 seconds/3 minutes 1 second

Gamera to the rescue
49:51-49:59: Strolling in like a bad ass and spitting a plasma ball. 8 seconds
50:13-50:15 Watches the remaining Gyaos fly around. 2 seconds
50:26-50:32 Walking out of the woods. 6 seconds
50:52-51:00 Takes a hit for the humans. Not fun. 8 seconds
51:05-51:14 Watches humans get off the bridge, turns as Gyaos flies by and watches. 9 seconds
51:21-51:28 Gamera is wounded but just a flesh wound. Starts jets up. 7 seconds
51:34-51:36 Seen taking off. 2 seconds
51:40-51:44 Disappearing into the distance. 4 seconds
Total of scene: 46 seconds
Total for film: 3 minutes 47 seconds.

Gamera chasing Gyaos or trying to.
53:42-53:57 Gamera closing in on Gyaos, distance shot of missiles closing in on him, close up of Gamera's head getting hit, shot of him falling. 13 seconds.
Total of the film: 4 minutes

Gamera besieged.
55:47-55:51 Gamera standing there in a daze I guess. 4 seconds.
56:26-56:31 Roaring at the flares, close up of his head. Complaining about the time they shot rifles at him in Jiger. 5 seconds
56:34-56:37 Holding still as the flares drop. Maybe they won't see him? 3 seconds
56:46-57:01 Getting shot at by tanks, explosions around him. 15 seconds.
57:36-37 About one second of Gamera getting shot. 1 second
57:42-57:45 Staggering back as explosions rock him. 3 seconds
58:05-58:17 Walking out after the tank rounds. Is that all ya got? 12 seconds
58:24-58:38 POV shot of bombs dropping, Gamera getting hit, falling over. 14 seconds.
58:40-58:44 Gamera realizing he's stuck on his back. 4 seconds.
58:56-58:58 Rolling on his back like a turtle. 2 seconds
59:00-59:02 Overhead shot of Gyaos zooming towards Gamera. 2 seconds
59:04-59:07 Jets activate, starts to turn, arm gets sliced. 3 seconds
59:09-59:13 Arm bleeding, Gamera tries not to fall unconcious. 4 seconds
59:17-59:27 Various shots. Gamera watching Gyaos, jets continuing, starts flying off. 10 seconds
59:33-59:38 Flying away as the tanks shoot at him. 5 seconds
Total for sequence: 87 seconds or 1 minute 27 seconds
Total for film: 5 minutes 27 seconds or 327 seconds

Gamera recovering.
1:05:11-1:05:33 Tribute to the old films where it's just Gamera sleeping and recovering. 22 seconds.
Total for film: 5 minutes 49 seconds. Or 349 seconds.

Awakens again
1:16:55-1:17:08 Waking up underwater. 13 seconds
Total for film: 6 minutes 2 seconds. 362 seconds.

Final battle. So yeah...didn't count him tunneling since he's not on screen. That's the right move right?
1:19:27 Head bursts out of the ground. 1 second
1:19:29 Spits plasma ball (but Gyaos nopes out of there.) 1 second.
1:19:40-1:19:42 Flying up chasing Gyaos. 2 seconds
1:20:08-1:20:10 From street view Gamera chasing Gyaos. 2 seconds
1:20:14-1:20:19 Gamera attempts his Triple Fireball Instant Final Boss Kill Attack...which goes on to have ZERO effectiveness FTR! 5 seconds.
1:20:35-1:20:39 Gamera turning slightly in the air. 4 seconds
1:20:41-42: One second shot of Gamera passing overhead upclose. 1 second.
1:20:44-1:20:46 Gamera rotates so Gyaos' blast hits his shell. 2 seconds
1:20:49-1:20:51 Gamera gets hit and cut. three seconds.
1:20:57-1:21:02 Falling turtle. 5 seconds
1:21:07-1:21:14 Pulling himself out of the rubble. 7 seconds.
1:21:16-1:21:18 Getting up as Gyaos approaches.
1:21:18-1:21:29 Getting shoved back and falling from a melee attack. 11 seconds.
1:21:41-1:21:45 Turning and roaring. 4 seconds
1:21:47-1:21:48 Brief close up. 1 second.
1:21:53-1:21:58 Smashes up a building to get to Gyaos faster. It's okay I'm sure no one was in there! 5 seconds.
1:22:00-1:22:12 Gamera gets back to Gyaos and collides. 12 seconds.
1:22:14-1:22:26 Gyaos hits Gamera with her wing and he falls back. 12 seconds.
1:22:29-1:22:37 Gamera butts Gyaos once. 8 seconds.
1:22:38-1:22:40 Brief shot of him roaring. (90 seconds so far)
1:22:42-1:23:14 First Gyaos swings at Gamera, Gamera swings at Gyaos, both miss. So he starts butting her a bunch. She gets pissed and starts scratcing him with her talons. Gamera is off screen for one second when she roars. 32 seconds
1:23:17-1:23:19 Quick shot of Gamera getting clawed again. 2 seconds.
1:23:21-1:23:29 Falls back, extends his elbow blade and cuts her. 8 seconds.
1:23:30-1:23:32 She flies back we see Gamera standing there. 2 seconds.
1:23:45-1:23:50 Activates his leg jets. Covered in smoke. 5 seconds.
1:23:52-1:23:54 Jetting up. 2 seconds.
1:24:04. Gyaos seeing Gamera. 1 second.
1:24:15-1:24:18 Both flying up at the camera. 3 seconds.
1:24:26-1:24:29 Gamera passes up through clouds.3 seconds
1:24:33-1:24:50 Now the movie gets totally unrealistic! They fly into space! 17 seconds.
1:24:51 Gamera bites Gyaos leg. One second about.
1:24:53-1:25:07 Gamera cuts off the jets. They fall, start falling through atmosphere. 14 seconds.
1:25:13-17 Really quick shakey cam. Both tumble down through clouds. 4 seconds.
1:25:18-1:25:20 Gyaos spits beam. Several grazes by Gamera's head. 2 seconds.
1:25:29 A quick shot of another close graze. 1 second.
1:26:05-1:26:08 Both falling still. 3 seconds.
1:26:14-1:26:23 STILL FALLING! Gyaos cuts off her leg. 9 seconds.
1:26:26-1:26:30 Gamera goes 'oh crap' and falls to the refinery. 4 seconds.
1:28:03-1:28:05 Gamera reforms from fire. 2 seconds.
1:28:07-1:28:11 Close up shot of Gamera roaring. 5 seconds.
1:28:15-1:28:25 Western staredown with reverse angels. 10 seconds.
1:28:33-1:28:36 Gamera standing, needing a little more boost of mana? 3 seconds.
1:28:40-1:28:42 Eye close up and fires! 2 seconds.
1:28:44-1:28:46 Gyaos' shot grazes his shell. 2 seconds.
1:28:53-1:29:09 Shots of Gyaos burning corpse falling over. Pans up as light shines into sky until Gamera off screen. 16 seconds.
1:29:34-1:29:40 Victory sigh? Turns. 6 seconds.
1:29:47-1:29:54 Walking forward seemingly smiling. 7 seconds.
1:29:59-1:30:05 Nods and growls. 6 seconds.
1:30:14-1:30:21 Victory roars. 7 seconds.
130:24-1:30:45 Turning and walking away, entering water. Brief bit without him so it's 19 seconds. This is the last time we see him on screen. While everyone is talking about Gyaos possibly coming back and Gamera will be ready to fight there's some little girl called Ayame crying and screaming elsewhere, whatever.
Total for final battle: 4 minutes 35 second or 275 seconds
Total for film: 10 minutes 24 seconds. Or just 624 seconds.
Total film length 1:36:21 Without credits it's 1:31:19


Final results!
Total for the film: 10 minutes and 24 seconds.
Film is 1 hour 36 minutes and 21 seconds. If you exclude ending credits it's 1 hour 31 minutes and 19 seconds.

Ugh I think I'll do these one a day. First time doing this for the record so I'm sure I slipped up here and there.

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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby Orichalcum » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:16 pm

That doesn't sound right because you should be taking all Gamera scenes into consideration. That atoll's like a big egg as far as I'm concerned and I know there's people who count Battra's burrowing as screentime.

I call for a recount.
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Postby szmigiel » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:17 pm

I do most of the recording on paper, then try to mark the scene runtime and the screentime for each kaiju from those notes. But yeah it is a lot of work, even harder with multiple kaiju appearing.

At least with Gamera GUTO it is easy to figure out the percent of film since it is official 100 minutes it is 10%

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Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:24 pm

Orichalcum wrote:That doesn't sound right because you should be taking all Gamera scenes into consideration. That atoll's like a big egg as far as I'm concerned and I know there's people who count Battra's burrowing as screentime.

I call for a recount.


Wait seriously you want me to count the parts where people are walking on the atoll? Seems a little silly. I mean when I do Legion I'll count the shots of him being carbonized since he's on screen.

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Postby szmigiel » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:28 pm

I only counted the parts in KOTM with King Ghidorah in ice when you can actually make out that is was King Ghidorah, not just some darken shadow in the ice as the characters stare at it up close.

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Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:34 pm

szmigiel wrote:I only counted the parts in KOTM with King Ghidorah in ice when you can actually make out that is was King Ghidorah, not just some darken shadow in the ice as the characters stare at it up close.


Yeah that sounds fair to me.

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Postby Orichalcum » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:46 pm

I concur, I call for a recount
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Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:56 pm

Orichalcum wrote:I concur, I call for a recount


What do you mean you concur? You're the only one asking for a re-count. I ain't doing it. Same with wanting the atoll added to Gamera's screentime. But I admit my computer's DVD working is a little wonky and sometimes I notice timing seems way off by the seconds so I won't say it is 100 percent accurate either.
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Postby Orichalcum » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:07 pm

daveblackeye15 wrote:
Orichalcum wrote:I concur, I call for a recount


What do you mean you concur? You're the only one asking for a re-count.

I speak for the hundreds of Gamera fans across the globe who feel alienated by this- a recount is in order!
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:15 pm

Gareth really did a number on this fanbase :lol:
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Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:17 pm

I put all the numbers in my notes. You can recount those yourself. If you feel there is too much faulty data then please do your own version.
So far Legion is being a little less of a headache. I think there were more cuts in the Gyaos battle due to all the flying but we'll see with Legion's final battle.

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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:20 pm

What I've realized is that actual screen time numbers are super misleading, as opposed to how many scenes the character is in. Like there's going to be shots of Legion, that don't include Gamera, or the destruction either monster causes, when Gamera is not in a frame.
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Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:32 pm

LSD Jellyfish wrote:What I've realized is that actual screen time numbers are super misleading, as opposed to how many scenes the character is in. Like there's going to be shots of Legion, that don't include Gamera, or the destruction either monster causes, when Gamera is not in a frame.


Oh yeah I'm learning that. I guess I put it in my head is that Gamera has three big scenes in the first two movies and has two in Gamera 3. Of course there are matters like quality of effects, emotions you feel, so quality over quantity, how it is spread around, pacing and how long the film is.

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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:43 pm

daveblackeye15 wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:What I've realized is that actual screen time numbers are super misleading, as opposed to how many scenes the character is in. Like there's going to be shots of Legion, that don't include Gamera, or the destruction either monster causes, when Gamera is not in a frame.


Oh yeah I'm learning that. I guess I put it in my head is that Gamera has three big scenes in the first two movies and has two in Gamera 3. Of course there are matters like quality of effects, emotions you feel, so quality over quantity, how it is spread around, pacing and how long the film is.

Yeah, Gamera takes a major backseat to Ayana and Iris in Gamera 3, but it's alright.
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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby daveblackeye15 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:40 pm

Okay did the second movie. Again hopefully I didn't screw up too bad.
Gamera 2
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Gamera 2

First appearance.
29:38-29:40 Outline of saucer appears in water. Two seconds.
29:41-29:44 Starts to come out. 3 seconds
29:44 29:53 Spinning in the sky. 9 seonds.
Total for scene: 15 seconds.

Is that the sound of a giant turtle monster flying in the sky? Approaching Gamera.
31:42-31:50 Transforming mid-flight. 8 seconds.
Total scene: 8 seconds.
Total for movie: 23 seconds.

Entrance
32:15-32:17 Foot smashing into mall. Two seconds.
32:24-32:33 Stands upright, reverts arm from flipper to proper arm. Roars. 9 seconds.
32:48-32:59 Walks across streets, turns to Legion pod, snorts at it. 11 seconds.
33:00-33:04 Starts to suck in air. 4 seconds.
33:12-33:14 Sucks in air, plasma starts to glow in his throat. 2 seconds.
33:16-33:17 Spits plasma ball. 1 second.
33:18-33:19 Plasma ball flying at pod. 1 second.
33:21-33:22 Poised against background of exploding pod. 1 second.
33:28-33:50 Stomps towards pod, smashes away building around it. 22 seconds.
34:01-34:06 Pulling on pod remains to uproot it. 5 seconds.
34:25-34:31 Spits second plasma ball at roots. 6 seconds.
34:33-34:38 Gamera watching explosion like a pyromaniac. 5 seconds.
34:45-34:53 Roars in victory after beating up a defenseless flower. 8 seconds.
35:18-35:32 A poorly aged, even back in 2003 when I saw this, CGI Gamera is covered in Legion Soliders! 14 seconds.
35:31-36:03 A much better looking Gamera stumbles around as Legions bite and sting him. 33 seconds.
36:11-36:16 Someone recording Gamera as he stumbles around and causes an explosion. 5 seconds.
36:19-36:35 Gamera commands you not to drink Coca-Cola and knocks it over. While we get close ups of the Legions stinging him. 16 seconds.
36:51-37:08 Yep still stinging him. He falls over. 17 seconds.
37:12-37:16 Brief panning shot, either his arm or head in frame but not moving. COUNTS! 4 seconds.
37:28-37:42 Legion crawl off, we see the ridge of the top of his head. Camera pans down to his eye, thrusts start up. 14 seconds.
37:47-37:52 Starts to lift off in saucer mode. 5 seconds.
37:56-37:05 Rising up and starts to wobble away in saucer mode. 9 seconds.
38:10-38:12 Seen in the reflection of building glass. Two seconds.
Total for scene: Three minutes 16 seconds or 196 seconds.
Total for film: Three minutes 39 seconds.

Gamera comes to Sendai
53:51-53:57 Gamera zipping by in rocket mode, curving around towards the airport. 6 seconds.
54:07-54:08 Gamera struck by Legion's legs. One second
54:08-54:12 Turtles says 'ow' and crashes to the ground. 4 seconds.
54:31-54:36 Gets up off the ground. 5 seconds.
54:38-54:41 Growls, knows there is a bad monster around. 3 seconds.
55:05-55:19 Gamera walks, cuts to Asagi BUT Gamera is reflecting in the glass! So still counting! Legion bursts out of the ground next. 14 seconds.
55:29-55:34 Gamera and Legion collide to keep each other pinned. 5 seconds.
55:37-55:44 Gamera gets pushed back by Legion towards the helicopter. 7 seconds
55:50-55:54 Legions horn is seized by Gamera, his foot stomps closer to the helicopter. 4 seconds.
55:56-55:59 Struggling together. 3 seconds.
56:04-56:06 Looks back at the helicopter/Asagi as his neck bleeds. 2 seconds.
56:07-56:10 Legion strikes Gamera with her horn and makes him bleed. "OW DICK!" 3 seconds.
56:32-56:43 Gamera is STILL doing his Gandalf impression! 11 seconds.
56:46-56:48 Legion is sick of Gamera's Gandalf impression so she ups the ante and brings two claws out of the ground.
56:49-56:59 Gamera insists on holding her back while he bleeds and bleeds. 10 seconds.
57:02-57:06 STILL HOLDING HER BACK! 4 seconds.
57:24-57:30 Gamera shoves Legion's head up but she is also unyielding. 6 seconds.
57:33-57:36 His foot moves away and the helicopter has room now to lift. 3 seconds.
57:43-57:46 Gamera and Legion break their stalemate. 3 seconds.
57:48-57:50 Overhead shot of the two monsters, Gamera out of frame. 2 seconds.
57:53-57:57 Legion turns into a Heisei Godzilla monster and fires her first beam and hits Gamera's shoulder. 4 seconds.
57:58-58:12 While still down Legion fires again. He gets up. 14 seconds.
58:21-58:24 Legion blows up fuel storage around Gamera. 3 seconds.
58:34-58:35 I see his claw as more fuel explodes. 1 second.
58:36: For a second I can see his head in an explosion. 1 second.
58:45-58:42 Fire doesn't seem to reviving Gamera this time like at the end of the first movie. 7 seconds.
59:28-59:32 Gamera is back up but he's hurting. 4 seconds.
59:44-59:48 You're driving to work and you see Gamera walking past you. Best day ever! 4 seconds.
59:53-59:59 Neat shot of watching through a window as Gamera walks by and you're driving. 6 seconds.
1:00:10- 1:00:35 Gamera walking towards the flower, yanks it aside. 25 seconds.
1:00:42-1:00:46 Looks down into flower prepares to do who knows what. 4 seconds.
1:00:48 Brief second we can see him as explosion starts. 1 second.
1:00:51-1:00:54 Gamera being a baby as a nuke goes off in his face. 3 seconds.
Time for scene: 2 minutes 55 seconds 175 seconds
Total so far: 6 minutes 34 seconds.

1:03:08-1:03:21 Shot of Gamera carbonized in Sendai 13 seconds.
Total so far: 6 minutes and 47 seconds.

Pilgrimage to Gamera
1:13:02-1:13:05 Gamera being all dead. 3 seconds.
1:13:19-1:13:21 Close up of dead Gamera. 2 seconds
1:14:24-1:14:30 Dead Gamera but this time camera focusing and embers in front! 6 seconds.
1:17:08-1:17:11 Yep stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill dead-oh wait the sparks are doing something weird. 3 seconds.
1:17:21-1:17:25 More light shows. Still dead. 4 seconds.
1:17:30-1:17:34 Seems to still be dead oh wait shaking a little. 4 seconds
1:17:36-1:17:38 Close up of his dead but shaking head. 2 seconds.
1:17:42-1:17:46 Shaking head stops and he's dead again. 4 seconds.
1:17:48-1:17:52 Shaking a bit and shatters. 4 seconds.
1:17:52-1:17:59 The Christ has risen again! 7 seconds.
1:18:09-1:18:17 Gamera stands up and starts his thrusters for round two. 8 seconds.
1:18:24-1:18:27 A light of Gamera flying off in rocket mode. 3 seconds.
Total time for section: 49 seconds.
Total so far: 7 minutes 36 seconds.

Final Battle
1:18:40-1:18:46 Gamera flying to battle. 6 seconds.
1:19:29-1:19:37 Gamera approaching, curving around Legion Queen. 8 seconds.
1:19:39-1:19:41 Jet Gamera flies behind a building. 2 seconds.
1:19:43-1:19:53 Starts skidding across the ground. Spits two plasma balls. 10 seconds.
1:19:59-1:20:00 Spits a third one. 1 second.
1:20:08-1:20:16 Skids to a halt. Our second showing of the 'triple fireball spam' doesn't work to end the final battle so quickly. 8 seconds.
1:20:54-1:20:56 Both monsters locked in upclose battle. 2 seconds.
1:20:57-1:21:01 Gamera attempts to shank Legion with his elbow blade but she retreats back. 4 seconds.
1:21:03-1:21:05 Distant shot of the two keeping away from each other. 2 seconds.
1:21:17-1:21:19 Long distant shot of the two fighting. 2 seconds.
1:22:08-1:22:14 Another distant shot of the two teh swam turns away. 6 seconds.
1:23:02-1:23:09 Legion rises up and prepares to slam into Gamera. 7 seconds.
1:23:10-1:23:20 Legion slams into Gamera, pins him down. 10 seconds.
1:23:23-1:23:25 Gamera reacting to Legion charging up. 2 seconds.
1:23:27-1:23:29 Head shot then blasting thrusters. 2 seconds.
1:23:30-1:23:37 Gamera zipping back away. 7 seconds.
1:24:01-1:24:17 Gamera comes into frame just as Legion hits the second line. Pushes against her. 16 seconds.
1:24:57-1:15:13 Legion pushes Gamera back into lines and onto his shell. 15 seconds.
1:25:24-1:25:29 Gamera gets up on his own. 5 seconds.
1:25:38-1:25:45 Tracking shot of missiles as Gamera backs up and then looks over. 7 seconds.
1:25:51-1:25:57 Watches Legion take damange and spits another plasma ball. 6 seconds.
1:26:13-1:26:29 Gamera can't gloat too much about Legion taking damage. He takes explosions from her beam blast. Cutting out about one second due to him being covered by smoke. 5 seconds.
1:27:40-1:27:51 Gamera closes in and seizes Legions horns and pulls. 11 seconds.
1:27:53-1:27:56 Still wrenching them apart. 3 seconds.
1:27:57 Shot of him holding the horns. 1 second.
1:28:01 Brief back shot of him pulling horn as they snap. 1 second.
1:28:02-1:28:25 Hurrah! He won! Standing in victory! 23 seconds.
1:28:32-1:28:37 Oh crap she's still alive and got whips now! 5 seconds.
1:28:41-1:28:52 Great shots of Legion throwing whips and cutting Gamera. 11 seconds.
1:28:55-1:29:00 Getting speared through by all the whips. 5 seconds.
1:29:10-1:29:24 Whips come out and gets cut some more 14 seconds.
1:29:30-1:29:40 Gamera getting backed up by Legion and knocked over. 10 seconds.
1:30:41-1:30:57 Gamera rises back up and roars a bunch. 16 seconds.
1:31:26-1:31:54 Gamera taking in all the mana opens his chest and fires, feet skid through the ground and so on. 28 seconds.
1:32:00-1:32:00 Brief shot of hole through Legion where we see Gamera. 2 seconds.
1:32:24-1:32:34 Okay victory roar for real this time! 10 seconds.
1:32:38-1:32:42 Looking at soldiers. 4 seconds.
132:45-1:32:47 Sun starts to rise. 2 seconds.
1:32:50-1:32:57 Turns away and starts jets. 7 seconds.
1:33:08-1:33:12 Takes off in jet mode. 4 seconds.
1:33:50-1:33:56 Gamera flying away more. 6 seconds.
Total time for section: 4 minutes 58 seconds. 298
Total for film: 12 minutes 34 seconds


If you want to cut out some of dead Gamera...subtract 19 seconds I guess? 12 minutes 15 minutes.
Total for film: 12 minutes 34 seconds
Film ends 1:35:22 with credits 1:40:46

Gamera 1: 10 minutes and 24 seconds
Gamera 2: 12 minutes 34 seconds...or 12 minutes 15 seconds if you want to cut out some dead Gamera. Even on the low ball that's still an increase of screen time either way.
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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby Living Corpse » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:32 pm

Gamera's in the Legion movie more than I remembered.
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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby daveblackeye15 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:36 pm

Okay finished! Well a little surprised actually...
Spoiler:
Gamera 3

Okay not counting stock footage or Gamera skeletons.

Nightmare/Flashback
6:05-6:07 New footage. Gamera turning around in window. The claws look like Gamera 2 design. 2 seconds.
6:10-6:13 Gamera stepping towards the building. 3 seconds.
6:18 Brief outline of head as building comes down. 1 second.
6:25-6:29 Nightmare Gamera revealed. 4 seconds.
Total for sequence: 10 seconds.

Random bit
11:32-11:34 Brief shot of Nightmare Gamera. At first I was sure this was just reused footage from the prologue but I watched the smoke and...I'm really sure it is different. Just like two seconds later so I'm gonna count it after all. 2 seconds.
Total for film: 12 seconds.

3 fireballs in sky. 1 to wounded Gyaos. 3 shots at second Gyaos. 3 more shooting at Gyaos in the air. 1 hits building. 3 more to kill Gyaos. 3 blasts at Irys in Kyoto. 1 more to his hand.

Gamera the Crusader
23:42-23:47 Saucer mode starts coming down. 5 seconds.
23:53-23:57 Saucer mode stops shooting fire down. 4 seconds
24:01-24:07 Head comes out, plates start to spring out. 6 seconds
24:10-24:14 Feet out and lands, smashing ground. 4 seconds.
24:33-24:39 First really good look at new Gamera costume from side. 6 seconds.
25:44-25:48 Raises head and roars. 4 seconds.
24:51-25:59 Quick shot of him from window. Longer shot of him walking. 8 seconds.
25:03-25:05 Quick shot of his shell after crushing building. 2 seconds.
25:09-25:12 Shot of his head as he walks. 3 seconds.
25:15-25:21 Close up of his foot after crushing people and rubble. His foot slides aside out of frame while focusing on wounded Gyaos. 6 seconds.
25:23-25:27 Gamera starts to lean back. 4 seconds.
25:29-25:34 Raises back and pauses a moment. 5 seconds.
25:40-25:51 Pans up, then distant shot of his mouth lighting up. 11 seconds.
25:52-25:55 Spits plasma ball. Obscured by exploson. 3 seconds.
26:12-26:29 Pushes through burning wreckage and roars. 17 seconds.
26:53-27:02 Walking down street. 9 seconds.
27:09-27:13 Watches approaching Gyaos. 6 seconds.
27:21-27:22 Foot stops just before child. 1 second.
27:24-27:33 Camera pans up to Gamera. 9 seconds.
27:46-27:47 Gamera starts reacting to Gyaos beam. 1 second.
27:48-27:50 Gamera's wrist hit by beam. 2 seconds.
27:51-27:55 Still taking hit from beam, close up of head. 4 seconds.
27:56-27:58 Mouth starts to glow. 2 seconds.
28:36-28:38 Head appears in resturant window. 2 seconds.
28:42-28:44 Exhales outside window watching Gyaos. 2 seconds.
28:46-28:48 Spits plasma ball. 2 seconds.
30:08-30:11 Footage of Gamera flying away in jet mode. 3 seconds.
Total for sequence: 2 minutes 11 seconds 131 seconds.
Total for film: 2 minutes 23 seconds.

Gamera and Irys Air Battle
1:12:36-1:12:42 Gamera rams into Irys from side, roars, face reflected in canopy. 6 seconds.
1:12:56-1:13:07 Batters Irys again, turns around charges and bites/rams Irys yet again? 13 seconds.
1:13:33-1:13:42 Rams Irys again then starts spinning against him. 9 seconds.
1:13:44-1:13:45 Quick shot of him still spinning against Irys as he prepares his beams. 1 second.
1:13:45-1:13:47 Gamera shot by Irys starts bleeding. 2 seconds.
1:15:01-1:15:09 Chasing Irys in saucer mode but hit by rockets. 8 seconds.
1:15:12-1:15:15 Tumbling but regains control in jet mode. 3 seconds.
1:15:16-1:15:26 Flying off before disapping into the clouds. 10 seconds.
Total for sequence: 52 seconds.
Total for film. 3 minutes 15 seconds.

Battle in Kyoto
1:19:37-1:19:45 Flying down, side view of head. 8 seconds.
1:19:51-1:19:53 Mouth glows. 2 seconds.
1:20:17-1:20:24 Shot of him from the ground looking up as he passes. 7 seconds.
1:20:25-1:20:34 Gamera flying over the streets and starts to change modes. Gets obscured by smoke. 9 seconds.
1:20:38-1:21:05 Finshes changing mode. Roars in wide shot. Close up of head. 27 seconds.
1:21:16-1:21:25 Wide shot of the two as Gamera roars and Irys hums. 11 seconds.
1:21:57-1:22:03 Reflection in puddle of Gamera, the two collide. 5 seconds.
1:22:29-1:22:34 From street view Gamera is pushed back in Irys appears and collides into him. 5 seconds.
1:22:36-1:22:45 Hard to see at first but Gamera is pushed back into platform then falls over. Subtracting a second since it briefly cuts away. 8 seconds.
1:22:51-1:22:54 Gamera rising back up as Irys approaches. 3 seconds.
1:22:58-1:23:03 Irys stabs Gamera through his torso and shell. 5 seconds.
1:23:05-1:23:09 Gamera struggles against blade in stomach. 4 seconds.
1:23:16-1:23:24: Gamera getting pushed back as Asagi talks to Ayana. 8 seconds.
1:23:27-1:23:30 Still getting shoved back. Might want to run people. 3 seconds.
1:23:42-1:23:44 Distant shot of Gamera getting pushed back. 2 seconds.
1:23:49-1:23:51 Gamera STILL getting pushed back with blade sticking out of back. 2 seconds.
1:24:05-1:24:09 Close up of Irys face but we see some of Gamera. 4 seconds.
1:24:11-1:24:12 Another close up of Irys face with Gamera barely there. 1 second.
1:24:15-1:24:18 Irys turning Gamera to the side. 3 seconds.
1:24:22-1:24:35 Irys pulls out his blade. Gamera roars and struggles with Irys as they smash into station. 13 seconds.
1:24:51- 1:25:18 Brief shot of Gamera's head as Irys falls into station. Irys pushes Gamera off and shoves him away. He smashes through another wall and collapes on his back. 27 seconds.
1:27:25-1:27:52 Long shot of Gamera seemingly unconcious or dead. Close up of wound. 27 seconds.
Total for scene: 3 minutes 4 seconds or 184 seconds.
Total for film: 6 minutes 19 seconds.


Nightmare Gamera Again
1:31:04-1:31:10 Okay so remember that brief glimpse when Ayana is in the cave? I think that comes from this. Kind of interesting since it's like she's remembering the anger but forgetting that there was another monster there. Just interesting in that anger from the scene is what seems to start awakening Irys or at least revealing the spot. It makes the sorta blocked/so angry she forgets there was a Gyaos there a little more dramatic. 6 seconds.
Total for film: 6 minutes 25 seconds.

Irys The False God...
1:31:32-1:31:48 Gamera's claws pierces the nightmare and Irys' torso. He tries to wrench Ayana free but Irys stabs his other hand. 16 seconds.
1:31:49-1:32:05 Gamera learns crucification through one hand is horrible enough but he won' let go and neither will Irys. 16 seconds.
1:32:17-1:32:20 Gamera roars with his hand still impaled. 3 seconds.
1:32:34-1:32:36 Quick shot of Gamera's face. Not giving up. 2 seconds.
1:32:38-1:32:58 Gamera sees Irys draining his blood and mana. Irys raises his tentacles up. 20 seconds.
1:33:06-1:33:15 Gamera looks at his arm weighing what to do. 9 seconds.
1:33:17-1:33:19 Looks at Irys. 2 seconds.
1:33:21-1:33:24 Blows up his hand at the wrist. 3 seconds.
1:33:25-1:33:29 Roars in agony but yanks Ayana free at last. 4 seconds.
1:33:31 Quick shot of him pulling Ayana out further after quick cut to Kushanagi. 1 second.
1:33:35 Gamera starting to wind up stump arm. 1 second.
1:33:42-1:33:54 Gamera turns but raises his stump to the plasma balls. He takes them but the energy forms into a new claw. 12 seconds.
1:33:55-1:34:00 Gamera thrusts his fiery limb forward. 5 seconds.
1:34:01 Quick shot of the plasma fist going into Irys chest. 1 second.
1:34:03-1:34:21 Gamera shoves Irys, turning to maybe shield the humans from the explosion. 18 seconds.
1:34:23-1:34:26 Irys explodes. 3 seconds.
Total for sequence: 1 minute and 56 seconds or 116 seconds.
Total for film: 8 minutes 21 seconds.

...Gamera The Absolute Guardian Of The Universe

1:35:22-1:35:46 A wounded but victories Gamera walks forward. 24 seconds.
1:35:52-1:35:57 Gamera's hand with Ayana. 5 seconds.
1:36:02-1:36:05 His hand as he puts Ayana down. 3 seconds.
1:37:12-1:37:19 Watching over Ayana, Kushanagi and Asagi. 7 seconds.
1:37:39-1:37:43 Gamera still watching and waiting. 4 seconds.
1:37:58-1:38:06 Hisses and then roars. Possibly giving Ayana some mana like to Asagi at the end of the first movie? 8 seconds.
1:38:56-1:39:02 Looking up at Gamera after Ayana regains consciousness. 6 seconds.
1:39:11-1:39:16 Unable to answer Ayana's question. 5 seconds.
1:40:03-1:40:29 Gamera walks a little and roars one more time. 26 seconds.
1:41:15-1:41:53 Long shot of Gamera walking away in the flames and roaring. 38 seconds.
1:42:18-1:42:51 Final shot as Gamera walks throug the burning Kyoto. 33 seconds.
Total for sequence: 2 minutes and 39 seconds or 159 seconds
Total for film: 11 minutes exactly according to my notes.
Film without credits: 1:42:58
With credits: 1:49:01


Total for film: 11 minutes exactly according to my notes.
Film without credits: 1:42:58
With credits: 1:49:01

Wow that surprised me actually! I mean I expected eight minutes or something.
Gamera 1: 10 minutes and 24 seconds
Gamera 2: 12 minutes 34 seconds...or 12 minutes 15 seconds if you want to cut out some dead Gamera. Even on the low ball that's still an increase of screen time either way.
Gamera 3: 11 minutes.

Now remember each film gets longer and I sorta forgot...some of that running time at the end has ADV's credits added in too. I only just realized that. But I'm not doing the math of percentages either. Well this was interesting! Look at the notes and see in the last portion where he has a lot of moments where he's holding still and calmly...or unconscious.
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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby Living Corpse » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:37 pm

That is surprising.
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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby daveblackeye15 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:53 pm

Let's see he re-enters the film at 1:12:36.
That's two minutes and 23 seconds of screen-time before re-appearing in the sky.
517 seconds. Eight minutes 37 seconds for the last twenty minutes and 22 seconds of the film. So I guess what throws us off is that in the previous two films he kinda had three big sequences. This time there is no real middle sequence but the final starts off a bit sooner.
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Re: Gamera Trilogy Screentime

Postby HedorahIsBestGirl » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:27 pm

My screen time calculation:

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
-Gamera: 11m 24s (I'm not counting the atoll until Gamera sheds enough off that his face/arms are visible)
-Super Gyaos: 6m 11s
-Gyaos: 4m 33s

Gamera: Attack of Legion
-Gamera: 13m 28s
-Legion Queen: 8m 13s
-Legion Soldiers: 4m 29s

Gamera: Revenge of Iris
-Gamera: 11m 42s
-Iris: 11m 51s (2m 41s for Baby Iris, 9m 10s for Adult Iris)
-Hyper Gyaos: 1m 29s
-Legion Queen (stock footage): 9s
-Super Gyaos (stock footage): 8s


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