Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966)

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A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjirô Hongô ...
Keisuke Hirata
Kyoko Enami ...
Yûzô Hayakawa ...
Takuya Fujioka ...
Dr. Sato
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Akira Natsuki ...
Ichiro Hirata
Yoshirô Kitahara ...
Professor Amano
Ichirô Sugai ...
Dr. Matsushita
Bontarô Miake ...
Jutarô Hojo ...
Kazuko Wakamatsu ...
Sadae Hirata
Yuka Konno ...
Onodera's Lover
Eiichi Takamura ...
Governor of Osaka
Kenichi Tani ...
Kôichi Itô ...
Metropolitan Police Superintendent-General


After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to save the day. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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17 April 1966 (Japan)  »

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Gamera Strikes Again  »

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The first Gamera movie in color. See more »


When the jets come to attack Barugon, the wires holding the jets are visible. See more »


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That's More Like It A+
5 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now this one is one of the awesome kaiju classics from the 60s. Though I enjoyed the original 1965 Gamera, this film surpasses it in many ways and is probably the best of the series. First thing, a much improved performance on part of the writing. Believe it or not, the characters are very interesting and there are many dark moments. Odonera obviously portrays man's greed and the acting is quite well done. This is probably the only showa Gamera film not to involve children in the plot, thank Godzilla!

Secondly, obviously for a 1966 monster movie the production value is quite awesome. In the same year, Toho released "Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster", and I'm not a fan of that movie at all. Yeah, Gamera actually beat Godzilla in terms of quality that year. There are many awesome sets and the city destruction scenes are quite awesome. There's a lot in this movie that would inspire later Gamera films, most obviously Barugon himself. The lizard-look, the elongated tongue, all of these traits are passed onto Zedus in the newest Gamera film "Gamera the Brave". Gamera and Barugon have some awesome fight scenes in the movie, bloody and fierce. Adding to all this is a great score. I highly recommend "Gamera vs. Barugon".

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