During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ...
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and sprouts appendages, and eventually grows into a complete body and escapes. Later, a feral boy with a certain physical deformity (a large head with a flat top) is captured by scientists who refer to the boy as Frankenstein. The creature grows to the height of 20 feet, escapes again, fights police and army, and is practically indestructible. Later, a reptilian monster goes on a rampage. Eventually the Frankenstein creature and the reptile face off in a terrible battle.Written by
In addition to the giant octopus sequence, the American producers also requested Toho shoot alternate footage of Frankenstein on the loose in Hiroshima. Unlike the alternate ending, however, these new shots were utilized in the American theatrical release. See more »
When the 3 scientists drive to the mountains to search for the monster,they are in a gray sedan. When they stop to continue on foot,they are in a red convertible. See more »
In the original U.S. version distributed by American International, the noted Japanese actor Tadao Takashima is listed in the onscreen credits as "Takao Takashima." See more »
In the mid 1980s, the distribution of this film was taken over by U.P.A. who transferred the film to tape for television syndication. They reshot the opening credits (on tape), trying to duplicate the look of the original title sequence. Apparently they mistimed the footage causing the sound in the first reel to be at lease a full second out of sync. Also, due to sloppy handing of the changeovers, there is slight footage missing at each changeover point causing the running time to be reduced to 86 minutes. This may be one of the worst video transfers ever. By mid-2003, there has been no sign that any attempt has been made to correct the problems and this print remains in distribution. See more »
Here's a movie about a radioactive child growing into a large, homeless 100 foot tall looking brute who grunts, and then fights a nappy looking dinosaur. Okay, it's not Ingmar Bergman, but damn, is it silly, fun and entertaining. It's chock full of cliches, but the pace is amazingly fast. One of the best elements of this happy cinematic misfire is actor Tadao Takashima. His normally bland white-lab coated scientist has some fascinating charcater elements (He's an alky, and has an interesting dark streak) The VHS copy I have has tacked on the ending where Frankenstein vs. A-Big-Octopus-That-Comes-Out-Of-Nowhere. Silly, and fun. Cool party movie.
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