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Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon
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Reuben Bercovitch (story)
Takeshi Kimura (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 July 1966 (USA) See more »
He rolled the Seven Wonders of the World into one!
During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tadao Takashima ... Dr. Yuzo Kawaji
Nick Adams ... Dr. James Bowen
Kumi Mizuno ... Dr. Sueko Togami
Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Mr. Kawai
Kôji Furuhata ... Frankenstein
Jun Tazaki ... Military Advisor
Susumu Fujita ... Osaka Police Chief

Takashi Shimura ... 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
Keiko Sawai ... Kazuko, the dying girl
Noriko Takahashi ... Girl in Lodge
Peter Mann ... Dr. Liesendorf
Ren Yamamoto ... Bystander
Yutaka Sada ... Hospital Administrator
Hisaya Itô ... Osaka Police Sergeant
Kenzô Tabu ... Scornful News Editor
Shigeki Ishida ... Chuckling Scientist
Nadao Kirino ... Police Sergeant
Yutaka Nakayama ... News Cameraman A
Senkichi Ômura ... News Cameraman B
Tadashi Okabe ... Sarcastic Reporter
Toshihiko Furuta ... Bystander
Kenichiro Kawaji ... Young Frankenstein
Hideaki Nitani ... Hospital Official
Shin Ôtomo ... Policeman
Shôichi Hirose ... Tunnel Worker
Hideo Shibuya ... Reporter
Saburô Iketani ... Reporter

Haruo Nakajima ... Baragon

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reuben Bercovitch  story
Takeshi Kimura  screenplay (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
Mary Shelley  novel "Frankenstein": uncredited
Jerry Sohl  synopsis

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer (US version)
Reuben Bercovitch .... executive producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer (US version)
Henry G. Saperstein .... executive producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
Film Editing by
Ryôhei Fujii 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
Art Direction by
Takeo Kita 
Makeup Department
Riki Konna .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Koji Hashimoto .... assistant director
Kôji Kajita .... chief assistant director
Sound Department
Salvatore Billitteri .... dialogue re-recording supervisor: English
Wataru Konuma .... sound recordist
Sadamasa Nishimoto .... sound effects editor
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound effects
Special Effects by
Fumio Nakadai .... special effects scene manipulation
Teruyoshi Nakano .... assistant director of special effects
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... art director of special effects
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects photography
Sadao Iizuda .... optical photography
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Yukio Manoda .... optical photographer
Sokei Tomioka .... director of special effects photography
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
Casting Department
Ai Maeda .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Kiyashi Tsurusaki .... color consultant
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Gorô Naya .... voice dubbing: Dr. James Bowen
James H. Nicholson .... presenter

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon" - Japan (original title)
"Frankenstein vs. Baragon" - International (English title)
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90 min | Japan:93 min (original version) | USA:87 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The film's story came from an unused 1962 screenplay titled "King Kong vs. Frankenstein", written by King Kong (1933) special effects technician Willis H. O'Brien. In the story, Dr. Frankenstein's grandson created a 20 ft. monster from the remains of animals, and that monster ended up fighting Kong. The story never got past the screenplay, thought concept art depicting Kong and the Frankenstein monster exist. The screenplay was given to John Beck, who sold it to Toho, who made King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) and Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965). O'Brien was never paid for his contribution.See more »
Continuity: When the 3 scientists drive to the mountains to search for the monster,they are in a gray sedan. When they stop to continue on foot,they are in a red convertible.See more »
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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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
About the weirdest Frankenstein movie ever made, 7 February 1999
Author: Guilala from Bridgewater, MA, USA

A weird film with Nazis storming Dr. Frankenstein's lab and taking the heart of Frankenstein's monster to Hiroshima in 1945. What could happen but the Hiroshima blast. 20 years later eats the radioactive heart and literally becomes Frankenstein's monster. He eats a dog, a classroom bunny, and lots of garbage. He then starts growing and growing intill he is a 100 foot tall caveman Frankenstein and deuls with this bunny-eared dinosaur named Baragon in a fight to the death. Weird and very Japanese.

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