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The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (original title)
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »

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Ishirô Honda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russ Tamblyn ... Dr. Paul Stewart (as Rasu Tanburin)
Kumi Mizuno ... Akemi
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Dr. Yuzo Majida
Nobuo Nakamura ... Dr. Kita
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... General
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô ... Police Chief
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... Police Officer
Ren Yamamoto Ren Yamamoto ... Sailor
Kipp Hamilton ... Singer
Kôzô Nomura Kôzô Nomura ... General's Aide
Nadao Kirino Nadao Kirino ... Soldier
Shôichi Hirose ... Soldier
Tadashi Okabe Tadashi Okabe ... Defiant Reporter
Hideo Shibuya Hideo Shibuya ... Skeptical Reporter
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Fisherman #1
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Storyline

An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the lab appears at the same time as the evil gargantua, the two begin to battle across Japan. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Taglines:

Can a Country Survive When Two Gargantuas Battle to Death?

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 July 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The War of the Gargantuas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a sequel to the film Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965). However, all references to the previous film were cut from the American version of this film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where a helicopter is used to lure the green gargantuan into the laser attack, the wire used to suspend the model helicopter can clearly be seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

Italy's reissue version released in the 70's as Kong, uragano sulla metropoli, has strange sound effects every time that Gaira appears on screen. This version appears on italian DVD as Katango uragano sulla metropoli where Katango is the first release title. See more »

Connections

Follows Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) See more »

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One of the rare instances where the sequel is better than the first film.
16 January 2007 | by rixrexSee all my reviews

In case you've been asleep for a while, this is the sequel to Frankenstein Conquers the World, in which the Frankenstein monster has grown into two giant creatures. You see, it was established in the first film that the monster, if in parts, would continue to regrow itself, and so that's what happened. A part grew into a creature in the ocean, and another as a land creature, one good and one not. The creatures have a fondness for each other, basically being brothers of a sort, but the evil one eventually disappoints the good one, and then hell breaks loose with one of the best giant monster battles ever from Toho, second only to Kong and Godzilla. These monsters are the type that would make any creature fan proud and a vast improvement over the original Toho Frankenstein. They must have been listening to the fans about the first one's appearance because they did it right this time.


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