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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 Kumi Mizuno ... Akemi
Kenji Sahara Kenji Sahara ... Dr. Yuzo Majida
Nobuo Nakamura 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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Can a Country Survive When Two Gargantuas Battle to Death?

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

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

During the process of dubbing the film for American audiences, Russ Tamblyn's audio track was lost, meaning he had to re'dub all his lines, which might explain why he sounds so disinterested throughout the movie. 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

In the original version, Dr. Stewart (played by ) was not present in the scene where the sole survivor of Gaira's first attack is questioned. However, in the American version he is seen in the room observing as the maritime authorities question the man. See more »

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References Nijiotoko (1949) See more »

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Another childhood favorite
19 August 2006 | by alberto_mysterioSee all my reviews

This film was a standard feature in the early 70's on Chicago's Creature Features (WGN). The dubbed American story added a bit of corniness, and some changes to the script which hurt the feel of it. Years later I saw the original subtitled, and was not disappointed at all. One feature that stands out from all other kaiju features is this; the giant monsters ran in this film. In all other giant monster movies I've seen, the monsters are slowly lumbering giants. They gave you a chance to get away. Not these monsters, these monsters friggin' ran! How scary is that? Pretty scary actually. This is another one for the 30-40 somethings to put in the DVD player to release the childhood memories!


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