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The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (original title)
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Paul Stewart (as Rasu Tanburin)
Kumi Mizuno ...
Akemi
Kenji Sahara ...
Dr. Yuzo Majida
Nobuo Nakamura ...
Dr. Kita
Jun Tazaki ...
General
Hisaya Itô ...
Police Chief
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Police Officer
Ren Yamamoto ...
Sailor
...
Singer
Kôzô Nomura ...
General's Aide
Nadao Kirino ...
Soldier
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Soldier
Tadashi Okabe ...
Defiant Reporter
Hideo Shibuya ...
Skeptical Reporter
Ikio Sawamura ...
Fisherman #1
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An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the lab appears at the same time as the evil gargantua, the two begin to battle across Japan. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Can a Country Survive When Two Gargantuas Battle to Death?

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

29 July 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The War of the Gargantuas  »

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Technical Specs

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Haru Nakajima,the man who played Many of the toho monsters including Godzilla in the first twelve movies has said gaira the evil gargantua was his favorite to play due to the flexibility of the costume and you can see his eyes through the mask See more »

Goofs

In the scene where a helicopter is used to lure the green gargantuan into the laser attack, the wire used to suspend the model helicopter can clearly be seen. See more »

Connections

Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Another childhood favorite
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was a standard feature in the early 70's on Chicago's Creature Features (WGN). The dubbed American story added a bit of corniness, and some changes to the script which hurt the feel of it. Years later I saw the original subtitled, and was not disappointed at all. One feature that stands out from all other kaiju features is this; the giant monsters ran in this film. In all other giant monster movies I've seen, the monsters are slowly lumbering giants. They gave you a chance to get away. Not these monsters, these monsters friggin' ran! How scary is that? Pretty scary actually. This is another one for the 30-40 somethings to put in the DVD player to release the childhood memories!


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