Gamera vs. Jiger is a cool monster fight movie. But, that’s all it is. The new villain monster has a unique design with the quills and everything. The question remains while watching the film. What am I supposed to make of a movie that plays like a sanitized episode of Inhumanoids?
Jiger is the kind of Kaiju that inspires future artists, but not future filmmakers. The creature protects its young, fights and then dies. Past that, it has nothing going forward it other than looking cool. That doesn’t inspire anyone to make a better movie, but I can see its influence on the Kaiju in Pacific Rim.
Arrow brings Gamera vs. Jiger to the Gamera Collection. The special features follow the same formula as the past releases. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp, but looks like the same kind of cleanup for these older releases. Ultimately, monster movie fans should buy this stellar release.