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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

  (in credits order)
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)

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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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 »
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Continuity: During the final battle between the monsters, Gamera is shown ramming Barugon near the head in close ups, but further down the body in long shots.See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A fair review, 17 March 2007
Author: dee.reid from United States

Shigeo Tanaka directed "Gamera vs. Barugon" in 1966, the second film to feature the giant fire-breathing turtle Gamera. I'll be the first to give "Gamera vs. Barugon" a fair review. This second entry into the original seven-film series is probably my favorite, simply because it doesn't feature any annoying Gamera friends; you know what I mean, kids. "Gamera vs. Barugon" is the only movie in the series to not feature annoying adolescents who can communicate with the monster. In this second feature, greedy fortune hunters head to New Guinea where they believe a priceless opal was hidden during the Second World War. Alas, they find it, but one of them is greedier than the other two and kills them both off (well, one of them is stung by a poisonous scorpion, and the other, the hero of the story, survives the attempted assassination). What the greedy man doesn't know, is that what he has in his possession is not a jewel at all, but a monster's egg, Barugon's egg. The infant monster, once exposed to infra-red heat rays, grows to its mature size and begins attacking Japan. Gamera interferes but is defeated quite easily by Barugon's freezing vapor. Meanwhile, the hero and a village girl travel back to Japan, using the ancient legends (combined with modern scientific technology) to try to defeat Barugon once and for all. When these plans fail miserably, it appears that only Gamera stands a chance of bringing Barugon's reign of terror upon Japan to an end. I'll understand this film's low rating, but believe me, as a Gamera fan (and Godzilla too), this is probably the best film in the series. Gamera is off-screen for the most part, and the new monster Barugon takes center stage laying waste to Japan. Forget the bad dubbing for once, too. The musical score is pretty exotic and atmospheric, almost comparable to anything featured in the "Godzilla" series of films. Still, for a movie that was made in '66, the effects hold up surprisingly well, even if it is easy to find the many faults with them. Believe it or not, I actually like the older kaiju films much rather than their special-effects/CGI-laden, modern-day counterparts. For these reasons, "Gamera vs. Barugon" gets a five out of 10 from me.

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