Gamera, Super Monster (宇宙怪獣ガメラ Uchū Kaijū Gamera, lit. Space Monster Gamera) is a 1980 Japanese kaiju film directed by Noriaki Yuasa. It is the eighth film in the Gamera film series.
Gamera: Super Monster contains extensive stock footage of the entire Gamera film series, as well as Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999. Almost all of the footage of Gamera is stock footage.
Gamera: Super Monster was released theatrically in Japan on March 20, 1980 where it was distributed by New Daiei.
Elvira's Movie Macabre
The movie was featured on a 1983 episode of Elvira's Movie Macabre, which Shout! Factory released on a DVD in 2007 featuring together with the 1967 British film They Came from Beyond Space. The two films can each be watched with or without the Elvira host segments.
In 2007, Gamera, Super Monster was shown on the horror hosted television series Cinema Insomnia. Apprehensive Films later released the Cinema Insomnia episode onto DVD in both regular and special "Slime Line" editions.
Shout! Factory acquired the rights from Kadokawa Pictures for all eight of the Showa-era Gamera films and have issued the uncut Japanese versions on DVD for the first time in North America. These "Special Edition" DVDs were released in sequential order, starting with Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965) on May 18, 2010.