Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira (1966)

Japan,
88m
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 2.35:1
mono (Westrex Recording System), Japanese

A Japanese science fiction film directed by Inoshiro Honda.

Plot Summary

Two giant creatures known as Gargantuas that grew from fragments of the body of the giant Frankenstein go on the rampage, fighting each other and the Japanese armed forces.

Credits

Crew
Director: Inoshiro Honda
© 1970 Benedict Pictures Corporation [US version]
Toho Company, Ltd.
Henry G. Saperstein presents a United Productions of America release. A Henry G. Saperstein Enterprises presentation. A Henry G. Saperstein Enterprises production [US version]
Executive Producers: Henry G. Saperstein, Reuben Bercovitch [US version]
Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay: Kauru Mabuchi, Inoshiro Honda
Story by: Reuben Bercovitch [US version]
Photography: Hajime Koizumi
Editor: Fred Knudtson [US version]
Director of Special Effects: Eiji Tsuburaya
Music: Akira Ifukube
Art Director: Takeo Kita

Cast
Russ Tamblyn [Dr Paul Stewart]
Kipp Hamilton [singer]
Kenji Sahara [Dr Yuzo Majida]
Kumi Mizuno [Akemi Togawa]
Jun Tazaki [general]
Nobuo Makamura [Dr Kita]
Hisaya Ito [police chief]
Yoshibumi Tajima [police officer]
Nadao Kirino [soldier]
Ren Yamamoto [sailor]
Hiroshi Sekita [Sanda]
Haruo Nakajima [Gaira]

Alternative Titles

Adventure of Gargantuas
La batalla de los simios gigantes – Spain
Canavarlar Savaşı – Turkey
Denizden gelen canavar – Turkey
Duel of the Gargantuas
Frankenstein – Zweikampf der Giganten – West Germany
Frankenstein hyökkää – Finland
Frankenstein's : Sanda vs. Gailah
La guerra de los gargantúas – Mexico
La guerre des monstres – Belgium (French), France
A Invasão dos Gargântuas – Brazil
Kæmpeabernes sidste kamp – Denmark
Katango – Italy
King Kongarnas krig – Sweden
Kong – Uragano sulla metropoli – Italy
Les monstres des planètes secrètes – France (video)
De oorlog der monsters – Belgium (Flemish)
Pojedynek potworów – Poland
O polemos ton gargantuas – Greece
Sanda vs. Gailah
The War of the Gargantuas – USA
Ο Πόλεμος των Γκαργακντούα – Greece
Чудовища Франкенштейна: Санда против Гайры – Russia
フランケンシュタインの怪獣 サンダ対ガイラ – Japan

Sequel to
Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon (1965)

Extracts included in
Gojira Fantajî: SF Kôkyô Fantajî (1984)
Gojira to hiroin (2020)
Gojira X Mekagojira (2002)
Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007)
Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama (2016)
Trailer Trauma Part 4: Television Trauma (2017)

References

Periodicals

  • Filmfax no.57 (August/September 1996) pp.65, 66 – video review
  • Scary Dreams no.5 [sic] (Autumn 1998) p.33 – credits, review (The review zone by Steve Kirkham)
  • Der Spielfilm im ZDF no.2 (July-December 1985) pp.64-65 – review

Books

  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.514 – credits
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.74 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.530 – credits
  • Video Dungeon: The Collected Reviews by Kim Newman p.187-188 – review