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.
In 1985, the original 101 minute Japanese version was released on American television and home video by Sandy Frank Film Syndication, Inc. under the title GAMERA VS. BARUGON. While Frank's release contained the 14 minute exposition sequences that were removed from the American International Pictures-TV (A.I.P.-TV) WAR OF THE MONSTERS version, Frank's version boasted a "new" English language track that differs from the original A.I.P.-TV English dub. This "new" dub was actually created in the mid-60s by a Hong Kong company, to aid the production company in selling the film overseas. In Frank's version, the original Japanese title sequence has been replaced with English translated credits superimposed against an image of moving ocean water. The same stock shot of crashing waves was used for three of the other four Gamera films Sandy Frank re-edited.