Theatrical poster for Revive! Ultraman (1996)
|Directed by||Masahiro Tsuburaya|
|Produced by||Kiyoshi Suzuki|
|Written by||Muneharu Ichimaru
|Music by||Yoshinobu Hiraiwa|
|Distributed by||Tsuburaya Productions|
|March 9, 1996|
Revive! Ultraman (甦れ！ウルトラマン Yomigaere! Urutoraman?) is a 1996 Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film directed by Masahiro Tsuburaya and produced by Tsuburaya Productions to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ultra-Series.
The film is composed of footage from the original Ultraman television series with additional newly filmed content, and it served as an "epilogue" as Ultraman returns to Earth for one final battle.
The plot unfolds when Ultraman was defeated by Zetton but not killed. Zetton is destroyed by the Patrol. Zoffy rescues Ultraman and then recombines forces with Hayata. Ultraman and Hayata, as a result of the loss, suffer from the lack of confidence since Ultraman needs the help of others to overcome various combatants. The Patrol realizes they cannot count on Ultraman at this time and Hayata feels weaker. Arashi suggests Hayata use a stamina drink and Ide gets an idea and heads to his lab to build a new device.
Hayata's ultra-senses divine the approach of a second Zetton attack fleet but before he can warn the Captain, Ide warns them of the fleet as he somehow knows it is coming. The patrol attacks the new fleet to minimal effect and another Zetton is defeated at their headquarters, but this triggers the revival of a previously defeated monster along with Pigmon.
Pigmon warns them of what is coming and Ide can understand Pigmon perfectly somehow. Pigmon is again mortally wounded and this angers Hayata who triggers the beta capsule and becomes Ultraman. Ultraman wins, but now there is a simultaneous attack by several revived monsters. Ultraman then reveals a new power call Ultra Separation. He absorbs extra energies and creates replicas of himself who scatter to defeat the monsters. After this he reverts to Hayata.
Hayata is then alerted that Zetton 2 is attacking headquarters and transforms again. The fight goes bad for Ultraman due to his weakened condition and he hesitates to fire his specium beam. Ide reveals a new device which Arashi shoots into Ultraman's color timer. The device is a solar energy booster which fully recharges Ultraman. Ultraman then demolishes Zetton 2 with his rainbow spectrum colored specium blast completed his mission for good.
- Susumu Kurobe: Hayata
- Masanari Nihei: Ide
- Akiji Kobayashi: Muramatsu
- Sandayū Dokumamushi: Arashi
- Hiroko Sakurai: Fuji
- Akihiko Hirata: Iwamoto
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- 甦れ！ウルトラマン (in Japanese). www.walkerplus.com. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- 甦れ！ウルトラマン(1996) (in Japanese). www.allcinema.net. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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