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17 April 1966 (Japan) See more »
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A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kôjirô Hongô ... Keisuke Hirata
Kyôko Enami ... Karen
Yûzô Hayakawa ... Kawajiri
Takuya Fujioka ... Dr. Sato
Kôji Fujiyama ... Onodera
Akira Natsuki ... Ichiro Hirata
Yoshirô Kitahara ... Professor Amano
Ichirô Sugai ... Dr. Matsushita
Bontarô Miake ... Self-Defense Force General
Jutarô Hojo ... Self-Defense Force Commander
Kazuko Wakamatsu ... Sadae Hirata
Yuka Konno ... Onodera's Lover
Eiichi Takamura ... Governor of Osaka
Kenichi Tani ... Lee
Kôichi Itô ... Metropolitan Police Superintendent-General
Hikaru Hoshi ... Awaji Maru Captain
Osamu Abe ... Awaji Maru Crewman
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi ... Awaji Maru Crewman
Jun Osanai
Joe Ohara ... Karen's Father
Tsutomu Nakata ... Hayashi
Yûji Moriya ... News Announcer (voice)
Shinji Kawashima
Gai Harada ... Kishimoto
Kazuo Mori ... Awaji Maru Crewman
Yasuo Araki ... Awaji Maru Crewman
Shin Minatsu ... Awaji Maru Crewman
Takehiko Goto
Toichiro Kagawa ... Man at Observatory
Kenichiro Yamane ... Man at Observatory
Nobuko Shingu
Hiroko Nishi
Michiyo Hikari
Takashi Masuda ... Butodan
Genzô Wakayama ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukie Kagawa ... Girl in Village - Karen's Friend (as Hiroko Nishi)
Teruo Aragaki ... Gamera (uncredited)
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Directed by
Shigeo Tanaka 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nisan Takahashi 

Produced by
Sandy Frank .... producer (US version)
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chûji Kinoshita 
 
Cinematography by
Michio Takahashi 
 
Film Editing by
Tatsuji Nakashizu 
 
Special Effects by
Noriaki Yuasa .... director of special effects
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gamera Strikes Again" - USA (DVD box title)
"Gamera vs. Barugon" - USA (reissue title)
"The Great Monster Duel: Gamera vs. Barugon" - Japan (English title)
"War of the Monsters" - USA (dubbed version)
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106 min | Germany:92 min | USA:88 min (TV version) | 100 min (DVD)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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This is the only film in the series to not feature a child as the main human character.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When the jets come to attack Barugon, the wires holding the jets are visible.See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Best of the original Gamera movies, 9 December 2002
Author: Michael A. Martinez (aylmer666@juno.com) from Los Angeles, CA

I have to agree with the first comment and say that this is the best of pre-1995 the Gamera's. I've seen five of them, Guiron and Zigra both being indescribably bad (even when I watched them as a 13 year old I thought so). This one is honestly pretty good, a step-up from the stone age-looking Gamera, which was made in 1965 but looked like it was made in 1954! First off, there isn't too much flashback footage and when it is used, it's actually well-edited and has some pretty cool narration and atmospheric music. There's a random dam attack scene which I still cant figure out why it's there, and then the real story starts with the protagonists finding a jewel that eventually turns into the secondary monster.

Gamera plays a pretty minor second-fiddle this time around, with Barugon, an admittedly more interesting monster, hogging most of the screentime destroying things. I really liked the plotting with the greedy guy accidentally waking the monster with his heat-lamp, and then getting eaten when he ruins the army's plan by trying to steal a giant diamond.

This has the best music and best scenes of destruction of any of the Gamera movies and most of Jun Fukuda's Godzilla films. While it's still Daiei, which most of the time is sub-Toho in every respect, this film shows that around 1966 Daiei actually managed to surpass Toho every now and then effects-wise. Good directing too: the tone is surprisingly mature this time around and it's got a really dark and humorless undercurrent to the whole thing.

My favorite Gamera movie, followed by the... so unintentionally hilarious, it makes me crack up thinking about it... Gamera vs. Gaos.

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