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Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 17 April 1966 (Japan)
A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera.

Director:

Shigeo Tanaka

Writer:

Niisan Takahashi (as Nisan Takahashi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô ... Keisuke Hirata
Kyôko Enami Kyôko Enami ... Karen
Yûzô Hayakawa Yûzô Hayakawa ... Kawajiri
Takuya Fujioka Takuya Fujioka ... Dr. Sato
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... Onodera
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Ichiro Hirata
Yoshirô Kitahara Yoshirô Kitahara ... Professor Amano
Ichirô Sugai ... Dr. Matsushita
Bontarô Miake Bontarô Miake ... Self-Defense Force General
Jutarô Kitashiro ... Self-Defense Force Commander (as Jutarô Hôjô)
Kazuko Wakamatsu Kazuko Wakamatsu ... Sadae Hirata
Yuka Konno Yuka Konno ... Onodera's Lover
Eiichi Takamura Eiichi Takamura ... Governor of Osaka
Ken'ichi Tani Ken'ichi Tani ... Lee
Kôichi Itô Kôichi Itô ... Metropolitan Police Superintendent-General
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Storyline

After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to save the day. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 April 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamera Strikes Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first draft of the script didn't have any references to the first movie. See more »

Goofs

Keisuke is brought on the expedition because he can fly a helicopter, and lands the party in a remote village near the cave. Somehow, Onodera (who has no idea how to fly a helicopter) gets back to the ship despite having left Keisuke trapped for dead in the cave. It is possible he used their jeep to drive all the way back, but by the time he would have gotten there, the ship would have already left. It's not explained how he got back to the ship in time. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese version runs a complete 101 minutes. The American International Pictures-TV (A.I.P.-TV) release version, under the title WAR OF THE MONSTERS, was cut down to 88 minutes to fit it's televised playdates. The 14 minutes that were removed were only expository scenes that had the characters discuss how to destroy the monster Barugon. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) See more »

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...hmmmmm...
4 June 2005 | by razorbladeetchesSee all my reviews

This used to be my least favorite of the original Gamera series but I watched it recently (minus the Joel and bots comments, since I have the old MST3K episode on tape) and I was really surprised with the special effects. The opening scene where Gamera (the narrator butchers his name too) attacks the damn was well done. There are a lot of cool miniatures and as it has been mentioned several times already- this movie is 'kenny' free.

Sadly, there really isn't a lot going on in this film. I do like the overall weirdness of it all: a giant flying turtle battling against a creature who attacks people with his tongue and a rainbow! Hey, it was the 60s ... what can I say? Sady Franks either had a brainstorming session or they were high when they made these movies.

There's actually a coherent plot to this movie and I suppose Gamera changes from a baddie to a good guy in this one. They just really stretch everything so thin and there aren't enough monster fight scenes to make me happy. I'm being really generous with rating this ...


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