Frankenstein Conquers the World

Frankenstein Conquers the World


フランケンシュタイン対地底怪獣バラゴン
Furankenshutain Tai Chitei Kaijū Baragon
Frankenstein Against Underground Monster Baragon

Also known as Frankenstein vs. Baragon
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Wataru Konuma
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 8, 1965
Runtime 94 minutes
Followed by War of the Gargantuas (1966)
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フランケンシュタイン対地底怪獣バラゴン
Furankenshutain Tai Chitei Kaijū Baragon
Frankenstein Against Underground Monster Baragon

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Wataru Konuma
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Info
Also known as Frankenstein vs. Baragon
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 8, 1965
Runtime 94 minutes
Followed by War of the Gargantuas (1966)

Doctors Bowen and Kawaji apprehend a vagrant boy and bring him to their laboratory. The boy shows signs of excessive radiation exposure, but is in otherwise perfect health, and is growing at a colossal rate. They discover that the boy is actually Frankenstein. At the end of World War II, the Nazis sent the heart of Frankenstein to Japan for further study, but the heart was lost in the bombing of Hiroshima. Frankenstein’s heart absorbed the radiation and grew a complete body. Frankenstein continues to grow until Bowen and Kawaji can no longer contain him, and he escapes into the wilderness.

A large creature begins attacking villages and resorts in the wilderness. The military believes Frankenstein is responsible, though Bowen has reason to believe a new creature is at large. Bowen and Kawaji race to find Frankenstein before the military can in order to prove his innocence, and to preserve his body for their research.

The new creature, a subterranean dinosaur called “Baragon,” attacks Bowen and Kawaji, but Frankenstein rescues them. Frankenstein and Baragon fight to the death, with Frankenstein victorious. A giant octopus emerges from a nearby lake and drags Frankenstein underwater, where he apparently drowns.

Top Billed Cast

Tadao Takashima Dr. Yuzo Kawaji
Nick Adams Dr. James Bowen
Kumi Mizuno Dr. Sueko Togami
Yoshio Tsuchiya Kawai
Koji Furuhata Frankenstein
Jun Tazaki Officer Nishi
Susumu Fujita Osaka Police Chief
Takashi Shimura Axis Scientist
Nobuo Nakamura Skeptical Museum Curator
Kenji Sahara Policeman
Hisaya Ito Policeman
Yoshibumi Tajima Axis Submarine Captain
Kozo Nomura Reporter
Haruya Kato TV Reporter
Ikio Sawamura Man Walking Dog
Yoshio Kosugi Soldier
Keiko Sawai Kazuko
Peter Mann Dr. Liesendorf
Ren Yamamoto Kawai's Assistant
Yutaka Sada Laboratory Administrator
Kenzo Tabu Skeptical Reporter
Shigeki Ishida Skeptical Scientist
Haruo Nakajima Baragon
Yutaka Nakayama TV Reporter
Senkichi Omura TV Cameraman
Nadao Kirino Policeman
Yasuhiko Saijo Reporter
Shin Otomo Policeman
Shoichi Hirose Miner
Junichiro Mukai Village Policeman
Mitsuo Tsuda Miner
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Kazuo Hinata Reporter
Minoru Ito Scientist
Yoshio Katsube Bystander
Akio Kusama Policeman
Junpei Natsuki Villager
Keiji Sakakida Scientist
Haruya Sakamoto Axis Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Policeman
Top Billed Cast
Tadao Takashima Dr. Yuzo Kawaji
Nick Adams Dr. James Bowen
Kumi Mizuno Dr. Sueko Togami
Yoshio Tsuchiya Kawai
Koji Furuhata Frankenstein
Jun Tazaki Officer Nishi
Susumu Fujita Osaka Police Chief
Takashi Shimura Axis Scientist
Nobuo Nakamura Skeptical Museum Curator
Kenji Sahara Policeman
Hisaya Ito Policeman
Yoshibumi Tajima Axis Submarine Captain
Kozo Nomura Reporter
Haruya Kato TV Reporter
Ikio Sawamura Man Walking Dog
Yoshio Kosugi Soldier
Keiko Sawai Kazuko
Peter Mann Dr. Liesendorf
Ren Yamamoto Kawai's Assistant
Yutaka Sada Laboratory Administrator
Kenzo Tabu Skeptical Reporter
Shigeki Ishida Skeptical Scientist
Haruo Nakajima Baragon
Yutaka Nakayama TV Reporter
Senkichi Omura TV Cameraman
Nadao Kirino Policeman
Yasuhiko Saijo Reporter
Shin Otomo Policeman
Shoichi Hirose Miner
Junichiro Mukai Village Policeman
Mitsuo Tsuda Miner
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Kazuo Hinata Reporter
Minoru Ito Scientist
Yoshio Katsube Bystander
Akio Kusama Policeman
Junpei Natsuki Villager
Keiji Sakakida Scientist
Haruya Sakamoto Axis Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Policeman
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
馬淵薫
Kaoru Mabuchi
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
小沼渡
Wataru Konuma
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
藤井良平
Ryohei Fujii
音響効果
Sound Effects
西本定正
Sadamasa Nishimoto
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
山田順彦
Yorihiko Yamada
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa

富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
光学撮影
Optical Photography
真野田幸雄
Yukio Manoda

徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
製作担当者
Production Manager
小池忠司
Tadashi Koike
出演者
Performers


高島忠夫
Tadao Takashima

ニック・アダムス
Nick Adams

水野久美
Kumi Mizuno

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

古畑弘二
Koji Furuhata

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

藤田進
Susumu Fujita

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

中村伸郎
Nobuo Nakamura

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

野村明司
Akiji Nomura

加藤春哉
Haruya Kato

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

井上紀明
Noriaki Inoue

沢井桂子
Keiko Sawai

高橋紀子
Noriko Takahashi

ピーター・マン
Peter Mann

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu

石田茂樹
Shigeki Ishida

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

西条康彦
Yasuhiko Saijo

大友伸
Shin Otomo

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

向井淳一郎
Junichiro Mukai

古田俊彦
Toshihiko Furuta

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

木村博人
Hiroto Kimura

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

宮田芳子
Yoshiko Miyata

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

中尾純夫
Sumio Nakao

熊倉一雄
Kazuo Kumakura

納谷悟朗
Goro Naya
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda