Frankenstein Conquers The World

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Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965, Japan) is a Kaiju film directed by Ishiro Honda. Followed by War of The Gargantuas.


Main Details

  • Released in 1965
  • Color
  • Running Time: 94 minutes (Japan) | 87 minutes (USA)
  • Production Co: Toho Studios | UPA
  • Distribution Co: Toho (Japan) | American International Pictures (USA)
  • Directed by Ishiro Honda
  • Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Henry G. Saperstein
  • Written by Reuben Bercovitch, Takeshi Kimura
  • Starring Nick Adams, Tadao Takashima, Kumi Mizuno
  • Music by Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi, Sadamasa Arikawa
  • Edited by Ryohei Fujii


Frankenstein Conquers the World (released in Japan as Frankenstein versus Subterranean Monster Baragon is a 1965 kaiju film. A Japanese/American co-production, produced by Toho from Japan and Henry G. Saperstein's company UPA from America. Directed by Ishiro Honda and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Hollywood actor Nick Adams, alongside Japanese actors Tadao Takashima and Kumi Mizuno. This was the first of two Toho/UPA co-produced films featuring giant-sized Frankenstein monsters. A sequel called War of the Gargantuas was produced the following year. The film was released theatrically in the United States in the Summer of 1966 by American International Pictures. (Wikipedia)

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