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Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (1966)

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

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 July 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Katango's War 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 was doubled with Monster Zero which starred Nick Adams who was in Frankenstein Conquers the World; which War of the Gargantuans was a sequel to. 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

The Paramount tape restores the scene referencing Furankenshutain's severed hand from the previous film. See more »

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Excellent Japanese monster fare!
18 November 2005 | by mwillia3-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was in theaters in Queens, New York around 1968 and the promotional ad stated that the first 100 movie goers will receive a free pet monster. Well, my monster loving friends & myself were all over that. Turned out that the pet monster was a silly little rubbery goofy animal. Everyone loved them nonetheless! We all enjoyed the movie & it was billed as a second feature along with D.A.M. Destroy All Monsters! What a blast! War of the Gargantuas was definitely the better of the two flicks and every time I went to the beach after that kept hearing that eerie music and waited for the green gargantuan to rear his big ugly head out of the ocean. The ultimate battle between good (brown gargantuan) and evil (green gargantuan) as can best be done in Japanese monster fashion. Russ Tamblyn was popular at the time after appearing in West Side Story and Tom Thumb. I would say this was his best movie. I recommend it to any monster movie buff. MikeW


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