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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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One of Toho's Better Non-Godzilla Kaijus
13 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is certainly one of the better non-Godzilla kaijus. It has plenty of action and in some ways it has a love story within it. The character Akemi has a deep motherly affection for Sanda (the Brown Gargantua) and is willing to do anything to protect it from the wrath of the army who see him as nothing but a menace. In the meantime, Gaira (the Green Gargantua) is the true evil. He sees man as nothing but food and this brings him into conflict with his brother who is gentle in nature but results to violence as a last resort.


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