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The War of the Gargantuas ()

Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (original title)
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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 more »

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Dr. Paul Stewart (as Rasu Tanburin)
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Akemi
Kenji Sahara ...
Dr. Yuzo Majida
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Dr. Kita
Jun Tazaki ...
General
Hisaya Itô ...
Police Chief
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Police Officer
Ren Yamamoto ...
Sailor
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Singer
Kôzô Nomura ...
General's Aide
Nadao Kirino ...
Soldier
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Soldier
Tadashi Okabe ...
Defiant Reporter
Hideo Shibuya ...
Skeptical Reporter
Ikio Sawamura ...
Fisherman #1
Seishirô Kuno ...
Fisherman #2
Someshô Matsumoto ...
Official
Gorô Mutsumi ...
Dr. Paul Stewart (voice)
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Gaira
Yû Sekita ...
Sanda
Yû Fujiki

Directed by

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Ishirô Honda

Written by

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Reuben Bercovitch ... (story)
 
Ishirô Honda ... (writer)
 
Takeshi Kimura ... () (as Kaoru Mabuchi)

Produced by

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Reuben Bercovitch ... executive producer / producer
Henry G. Saperstein ... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka ... producer
Kenichirô Tsunoda ... executive producer

Music by

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Akira Ifukube

Cinematography by

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Hajime Koizumi

Film Editing by

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Ryôhei Fujii

Editorial Department

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Frederic L. Knudtson ... editor: US version (as Frederick L. Knudtson)

Production Design by

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Takeo Kita

Production Management

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Shoichi Koga ... production manager
Richard Krown ... production supervisor (as S. Richard Krown)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kôji Kajita ... chief assistant director

Art Department

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Tôru Narita ... monster designs

Sound Department

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Sadamasa Nishimoto ... sound effects editor
Norio Tone ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Yasuyuki Inoue ... special effects art director
Fumio Nakadai ... special effects wire work
Teruyoshi Nakano ... chief assistant special effects director
Yasuaki Sakamoto ... special effects production manager
Eiji Tsuburaya ... director of special effects

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Sadamasa Arikawa ... special effects cameraman
Kyuichirô Kishida ... special effects lighting (as Kuichirô Kishida)
Hiroshi Mukoyama ... special effects opticals
Sokei Tomioka ... special effects cameraman

Stunts

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Haruo Nakajima ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Toshio Takashima ... lighting technician

Other crew

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Juan Fava ... anthropological researcher
Riley Jackson ... dialogue supervisor

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Can a Country Survive When Two Gargantuas Battle to Death? See more »
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Also Known As
  • The War of the Gargantuas (United States)
  • La guerre des monstres (France)
  • Les monstres des planètes secrètes (France)
  • La batalla de los simios gigantes (Spain)
  • Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Brad Pitt said during the 2012 Academy Awards that this was the first movie he ever saw. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007). See more »

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