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

G  |   |  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
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Dr. Yuzo Majida
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Dr. Kita
Jun Tazaki ...
General
Hisaya Itô ...
Police Chief
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Police Officer
Ren Yamamoto ...
Sailor
Kipp Hamilton ...
Singer
Kôzô Nomura ...
General's Aide
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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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In one draft of the script, the film was to end with the volcano not only destroying Sanda and Gaira, but the lava was to destroy Tokyo and the remaining cells of the two monsters as well. See more »

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Can you say Guilty Pleasure?
13 December 2004 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

Yep, another monster is menacing Japan. This time it's a large ape-like monster called "Gargantua" After it causes some havoc, the military chases it down in a forest and believes they have killed it. Just then, a larger gargantua comes in, tears the place apart, and rescues it's monster brother.

A visiting American scientist (Russ Tamblyn, who is likable here) deals with the conflict of keeping the military from making hash of the monsters.

The film is fast paced, has the energy of a children's story. From the first moment, there's excitement. Try and catch the original Japanese language version, with the better music score. Another fun building-smashing fest by Inoshira Honda.


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