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The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
"Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira" (original title)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  29 July 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Kipp Hamilton ...
Singer
Kôzô Nomura ...
General's Aide
Nadao Kirino ...
Soldier
Shôichi Hirose ...
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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Tab Hunter was originally chosen to play Doctor Paul Stewart. See more »

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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 »

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Great movie from my childhood!
10 June 2005 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the more original Toho productions out there, and it's also one of the more frightening. The Green Gartantua is the bad one, and he is only too happy to eat people whole whenever he gets the chance. The classic seen in this movie is when the Green Gargantua comes ashore near a hotel/apartment complex and tears the walls off exposing people inside. Then he grabs one and pops them into this mouth, chewing with gusto! To top off this great scene he *spits out* the chewed clothes of the person he ate, sort of like a person would spit out a cherry pit.

This movie really needs a re-release on DVD!


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