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Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 8 July 1966 (USA)
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
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Dr. James Bowen (as Nikku Adamusu)
Kumi Mizuno ...
Dr. Sueko Togami
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Mr. Kawai
Kôji Furuhata ...
Frankenstein
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

Publicity materials issued by American International credited actress Sueko Togami with a major part in this film. Sueko Togami is actually the name of Kumi Mizuno's character. See more »

Goofs

The horse Baragon kills is an obvious stiff puppet. Special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya recognized how fake the shot looked but chose not to redo it. 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 version being distributed by U.P.A., the opening credits lists producer Tomoyuki Tanaka as "Tomoyuka Tanaka." See more »

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The King of the Underground World
6 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frankenstein vs Baragon is one of the most under rated of the Toho Series. It is a highly entertaining film and one of only two Toho Films to star actor Nick Adams. Adams adds something special to the Toho Films he is in. Maybe because he is an American Actor who does not need his lines to be voiced over when the Japanese movies he is in are transferred over to English.

Basically the story goes that part of the Frankenstein Monster is taken over seas during a war and spawns into a giant monster. Basically this monster does not do anything wrong, he is just out of place. But he is blamed for many different incidents that are not his doing but actually the doing of the burrowing dinosaur Baragon.

For the most part I like this movie because Baragon is my favorite monster/kaiju. Baragon is what makes this film, not Frankenstein. Baragon looks awesome, has great abilities,(breathing fire, burrowing, jumps far) and has a great roar. THe Frankenstein monster just looks like a guy who has big teeth, bad hair, and walks around in a caveman outfit.

Baragon gets to have his only starring role in a movie, and I know I am being biased but I think that it is one of the best villain roles for a Toho Monster ever. THis is mainly because he is so secretive by burrowing underground and is undetected. Baragon gets in a lot of solid action towards the final half an hour. The fact that Baragon is responsible for the destruction that Frankenstein is blamed for is very similar to some parts of the original Frankenstein book by Mary Shelley. Strangely enough Baragon is not referred to by his name in this film.

The final battle between Frankenstein and Baragon is pretty good. Having to wait until the end to witness it definitely is worth it.

SO for the most part, the Frankenstein Monster is not what makes this film. Baragon makes the film. Watch it for my favorite monster Baragon.


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