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"Can a Country Survive When Two Gargantuas Battle to Death?"

"The War of the Gargantuas" is the story of two gigantic humanoid beasts that grew from the cells of the Frankenstein monster. One is Sanda, a peaceful brown Gargantuan raised in the mountains by humans. The other is Gaira, a green, furry beast that grew wild near the ocean and feeds on human flesh. The film begins with a giant octopus attacking an ocean-going boat during a storm. When Gaira appears and pulls the octopus from the boat, the crew celebrates, until Gaira defeats the octopus and destroys the boat himself. A sole surviving sailor is pulled from the water and hospitalized, spouting mad tales of gigantic monsters. Dr. Paul Stewart and his assistant Akemi catch wind of the story, and wonder if it's the same creature they raised in the mountains; a creature that escaped years ago.

The reports of Gargantua sightings build; another attack on a boat, and giant footprints found in the mountain snow. After Gaira lumbers to shore and destroys an airport, dawn breaks from the clouds; Gaira flees back to the sea. Seeing this aversion to light as a weakness in the monster, the Japanese Self Defense Force is ready when Gaira attacks Tokyo, forcing him away from the city with spotlights. When the Defense Force wounds Gaira with a new weapon, a brown Gargantua, Sanda, comes to Gaira's aid.

Realizing the brown Gargantua is the one they raised in the mountains, Dr. Stewart and Akemi try to convince the Defense Force Sanda is good, Gaira is evil, and that destroying them would spread their cells, which may lead to hoards of Gargantuas terrorizing Japan. The military attacks anyway.

The Japanese film "The War of the Gargantuas," directed by Ishirô Honda, is a sequel to Honda's 1965 Film "Frankenstein Conquers the World." Released in Japan as "Frankenstein's Monsters; Sanda versus Gaira," "Gargantuas" stars American Russ Tambling as Dr. Paul Stewart, and Kumis Mizuno as Akemi.

| 1966 | 1 hr 30 min | 6.3/10 | 0/100
Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Nobuo Nakamura
Ishir Honda
Produced By
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Henry G. Saperstein (USA), Reuben Bercovitch (USA)
The War of the Gargantuas

Also directed by Inoshiro Honda, Ishiro Honda

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