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Release Date:
17 April 1966 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
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

  (in credits order)
Kôjirô Hongô ... Keisuke Hirata
Kyôko Enami ... Karen (as Kyoko Enami)
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 Hôjô ... Self-Defense Force Commander
Kazuko Wakamatsu ... Sadae Hirata
Yuka Konno ... Onodera's Lover
Eiichi Takamura ... Governor of Osaka
Ken'ichi 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 Shingû
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)
Michael Kaye ... Keisuke Hirata (voice) (uncredited)
Warren Rooke ... Ichiro Hirata (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Thomas ... Kawajiri / Police Commissioner / Sailor / Mr. Lee / Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Shigeo Tanaka 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niisan Takahashi  (as 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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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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Runtime:
106 min | Germany:92 min | USA:88 min (TV version) | 100 min (DVD)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Onodero's mistress wasn't in the first draft of the script.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Barugon's following the car, a lamppost gets caught between his teeth and wobbles around, revealing it's a model.See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
My First Gamera Movie., 14 June 2007
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

This is the first Gamera movie I have watched. I remembered when I was a kid I rented a VHS copy of this film. Being a kid, I was pretty weary of certain scenes in this kaiju film, like the main villain's evil tactics. This is the first Gamera movie to feature him doing battle with another monster, named Barugon. While Gamera started out as a villainous monster, Barugon proved to be an even more menacing creature, threatening to destroy everything in its path.

As a kid, I enjoyed the film, and when I wanted to rent it again, the VHS copy wasn't available anymore, so I was pretty bummed out. But, years later, this film was shown on TV and, to my delight, I have decided I have got to watch it again and remembered I was entertained by it. The plot about dueling explorers trying to get their hands on an opal from an island while the natives warn them about dire consequences that follow if they take away the gem is pretty intriguing. The special effects were serviceable but the monster battles were decent and Barugon's tongue and rainbow weapons were a pretty cool effect. The Barugon suit looked like it was made out of cardboard and the monster itself wasn't portrayed as menacing enough - I would have liked to see a little more city destruction scenes. The second half of the movie just consists of the military attempting to destroy Barugon - pretty basic, but a little thrilling nonetheless.

Overall, it's a pretty good Gamera movie that ends up being the best in the first series. It is also the only one in the original series not to feature a kid as the main character. The rest of the Gamera films were very much aimed for youngsters and are too childish and corny for my enjoyment. If you would like to see Gamera in action, check out this movie, skip the rest in the series, and catch the newer ones made in the 1990s.

Grade B-

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