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Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
"Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  8 July 1966 (USA)
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadao Takashima ...
Dr. Yuzo Kawaji
Nick Adams ...
Kumi Mizuno ...
Dr. Sueko Togami
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Mr. Kawai
Kôji Furuhata ...
Jun Tazaki ...
Military Advisor
Susumu Fujita ...
Osaka Police Chief
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Axis Scientist
Nobuo Nakamura ...
Skeptical Museum Chief
Kenji Sahara ...
Soldier
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Submarine Commander
Kôzô Nomura ...
Overzealous Reporter (as Terunobu Nomura)
Haruya Katô ...
TV Director
Ikio Sawamura ...
Man Walking Dog
Yoshio Kosugi ...
Mountain Soldier
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and sprouts appendages, and eventually grows into a complete body and escapes. Later, a feral boy with a certain physical deformity (a large head with a flat top) is captured by scientists who refer to the boy as Frankenstein. The creature grows to the height of 20 feet, escapes again, fights police and army, and is practically indestructible. Later, a reptilian monster goes on a rampage. Eventually the Frankenstein creature and the reptile face off in a terrible battle. Written by QQQ-2

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Trivia

In the original plot, Frankenstein fought Godzilla. That was scrapped because Toho felt that the proposed fight scenes were too implausible. See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein tries to capture the wild boar, in the last shot of the boar running off, the tracks that the model is running on are visible. See more »

Quotes

Axis Scientist: Frankenstein's heart.
Mr. Kawai: Frankenstein? It's alive?
Axis Scientist: It is immortal.
Mr. Kawai: Immortal?
Axis Scientist: You never heard what was said of Frankenstein's experiments?
Mr. Kawai: Yes, but I heard he was destroyed.
Axis Scientist: Well, a long time ago, a German scientist sewed together the parts of a man in hopes to bring it back to life. He used an electric shock to bring it to life.
Mr. Kawai: But what can we gain from the research?
Axis Scientist: We might learn how to process or grow any part of the human body.
Mr. Kawai: Please don't joke with me.
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Crazy Credits

In the original U.S. version distributed by American International, the noted Japanese actor Tadao Takashima is listed in the onscreen credits as "Takao Takashima." See more »

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Features The Last War (1961) See more »

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Strange, but strangely compelling
25 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

There's no denying that this movie is one of the oddest of Toho's creations, but it's surprisingly moving in some ways. The all-consuming, rock'n'roll-loving "Frankenstein" is a truly pathetic figure (as is Nick Adams, though in a different way), and his fight with Baragon, cheap as it is, is still impressive, something of a low-budget gladiator match. I actually felt sorry for the big lug. I'm not saying this movie is "Citizen Kane," but neither is it as terrible as, say, "The Starfighters" or "Night Train to Mundo Fine".


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