War of The Gargantuas

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Main Details

  • Released in 1966
  • Color
  • Running Time: Japan:90 min | Germany:77 min | USA:92 min
  • Production Co: Benedict Pictures Corp. | Toho Company | United Productions of America (UPA)
  • Distribution Co: Astral Films (1970) (Canada) (dubbed) | Maron Films (1970) (USA) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Ishirō Honda
  • Written by Reuben Bercovitch, Ishirô Honda, Takeshi Kimura
  • Starring Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara
  • Produced by Reuben Bercovitch, Reuben Bercovitch, Henry G. Saperstein, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Kenichiro Tsunoda
  • Original Music by Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi
  • Film Editing by Ryohei Fujii

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.

Also Known As

  • La Guerre des monstres (Belgium) (dubbed version) (French title) / France
  • Adventure of Gargantuas
  • La Batalla de los simios gigantes (Spain)
  • Duel of the Gargantuas
  • Frankenstein - Zweikampf der Giganten (Germany)
  • Frankenstein hyökkää (Finland)
  • Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gailah
  • Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira (literal English title)
  • Katango (Italy)
  • King Kongarnas krig (Sweden)
  • Kong, uragano sulla metropoli (Italy)
  • Les Monstres des planètes secrètes (France) (video title)
  • De Oorlog der monsters (Belgium) (Flemish title)
  • O Polemos ton gargantuas (Greece)
  • Sanda vs. Gailah


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