|Above, a shot from Gamera, The Guardian of the Universe.|
The Tokyo International Film Festival is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gamera.
According to the Tokyo Reporter:
TOKYO (TR) – A special event held on Saturday in conjunction with the Tokyo International Film Festival paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of one of Japan’s rubber-suit legends: Gamera.
Before a few hundred spectators, the turtle-like creature waddled down a red carpet laid down in front of JR Shinjuku Station. A veteran of 12 films, the star was showing his age, requiring some assistance from TIFF staff at certain points to navigate the rug.The film festival will be screening four Gamera movies, including all three of the Shusuke Kaneko-directed Gamera movies of the 1990s.
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