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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
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 ...
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Shôichi Hirose ...
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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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Trivia

Even though both Sanda and Gaira died at the end of the film, there was talk of one or both of them returning to "star" in a film with Godzilla. Unfortunately, those plans never made it past the talking stages. 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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Excellent Japanese monster fare!
18 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was in theaters in Queens, New York around 1968 and the promotional ad stated that the first 100 movie goers will receive a free pet monster. Well, my monster loving friends & myself were all over that. Turned out that the pet monster was a silly little rubbery goofy animal. Everyone loved them nonetheless! We all enjoyed the movie & it was billed as a second feature along with D.A.M. Destroy All Monsters! What a blast! War of the Gargantuas was definitely the better of the two flicks and every time I went to the beach after that kept hearing that eerie music and waited for the green gargantuan to rear his big ugly head out of the ocean. The ultimate battle between good (brown gargantuan) and evil (green gargantuan) as can best be done in Japanese monster fashion. Russ Tamblyn was popular at the time after appearing in West Side Story and Tom Thumb. I would say this was his best movie. I recommend it to any monster movie buff. MikeW


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