Rody wrote:Thanks to Goohead.com, I have been able to watch Giant Monster Gamera through Gamera vs. Jiger in original Japanese/subtitled.
Unfortunately, I haven't been impressed.
The Showa Gamera films are, in all honesty, boring. The pacing is poor, the actors lack any emotion, and the battles are very slow. It's a problem when even during the monster fights, you're thinking, "come on, get on with it."
It's so satisfying to watch MST3K pound these movies into submission though.
I must say, Gamera vs Barugon is probably the best one, without question. Dark, good character development, good acting, and some nice action. Gyaos is second best, and then it's a free-for-all from there.