War of the Gargantuas

War of the Gargantuas


フランケンシュタインの怪獣 サンダ対ガイラ
Furankenshutain no Kaijū Sanda Tai Gaira
Monsters of Frankenstein: Sanda Against Gaira

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Kenichiro Tsunoda
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Ishiro Honda
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Norio Tone
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 31, 1966
Runtime 88 minutes
Preceded by Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
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フランケンシュタインの怪獣 サンダ対ガイラ
Furankenshutain no Kaijū Sanda Tai Gaira
Monsters of Frankenstein: Sanda Against Gaira

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Kenichiro Tsunoda
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Ishiro Honda
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Norio Tone
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 31, 1966
Runtime 88 minutes
Preceded by Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

A large humanoid monster attacks ships off the coast of Japan, devouring the crews. The police believe that Frankenstein-like creature is responsible. They interrogate Dr. Stewart, who had once held an infant monster in his laboratory. Stewart acknowledges that the infant monster, Sanda, had escaped into the wild, but refuses to believe that he is responsible for the attacks. In fact, Stewart finds evidence that Sanda may still be living in the mountains of Japan, far from the sea. When the sea monster begins attacking cities on the coast, the military devises countermeasure to stop it.

The military lures the monster further inland, where they attack it with new maser technology. Sanda appears and rescues the sea monster from the attack. Stewart believes that Sanda and the sea monster, now called Gaira, are genetically related, which is why Sanda appears to be protective of Gaira. However, Sanda, who was raised by people, rebels against Gaira, since Gaira eats people.

Sanda pursues Gaira to Tokyo, where he is attacked by both Sanda and the military. Gaira flees into the ocean but Sanda follows. Both monsters continue fighting until a freak volcanic eruption destroys them both.

Top Billed Cast

Kenji Sahara Dr. Yuzo Majida
Kumi Mizuno Akemi
Russ Tamblyn Dr. Paul Stewart
Jun Tazaki General Hashimoto
Kipp Hamilton Nightclub Singer
Yoshibumi Tajima Coast Guard
Nobuo Nakamura Dr. Kida
Hisaya Ito Coast Guard
Nadao Kirino Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Soldier
Henry Okawa Doctor
Shoichi Hirose Guide
Kozo Nomura Soldier
Ikio Sawamura Fisherman
Ren Yamamoto Sailor
Yasuhiko Saijo Bystander
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Wataru Omae Air Traffic Controller
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Shiro Tsuchiya Military Advisor
Takuzo Kumagai Military Advisor
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Yutaka Oka Reporter
Haruo Nakajima Gaira
Hiroshi Sekita Sanda
Goro Mutsumi Dr. Paul Stewart (Voice)

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Seishiro Kuno Fisherman
Akio Kusama Military Advisor
Junpei Natsuki Reporter
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Kamayuki Tsubono Soldier
Keisuke Yamada Military Advisor
Top Billed Cast
Kenji Sahara Dr. Yuzo Majida
Kumi Mizuno Akemi
Russ Tamblyn Dr. Paul Stewart
Jun Tazaki General Hashimoto
Kipp Hamilton Nightclub Singer
Yoshibumi Tajima Coast Guard
Nobuo Nakamura Dr. Kida
Hisaya Ito Coast Guard
Nadao Kirino Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Soldier
Henry Okawa Doctor
Shoichi Hirose Guide
Kozo Nomura Soldier
Ikio Sawamura Fisherman
Ren Yamamoto Sailor
Yasuhiko Saijo Bystander
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Wataru Omae Air Traffic Controller
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Shiro Tsuchiya Military Advisor
Takuzo Kumagai Military Advisor
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Yutaka Oka Reporter
Haruo Nakajima Gaira
Hiroshi Sekita Sanda
Goro Mutsumi Dr. Paul Stewart (Voice)
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Seishiro Kuno Fisherman
Akio Kusama Military Advisor
Junpei Natsuki Reporter
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Kamayuki Tsubono Soldier
Keisuke Yamada Military Advisor
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka

角田健一郎
Kenichiro Tsunoda
脚本
Screenplay
馬淵薫
Kaoru Mabuchi

本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
刀根紀雄
Norio Tone
照明
Lighting
高島利雄
Toshio Takashima
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
古賀祥一
Shoichi Koga
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
徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
井上泰幸
Yasuyuki Inoue
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
操演
Physical Effects
中代文雄
Fumio Nakashiro
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
出演者
Performers


佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

水野久美
Kumi Mizuno

ラス・タンブリン
Russ Tamblyn

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

キップ・ハミルトン
Kipp Hamilton

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

中村伸郎
Nobuo Nakamura

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

ヘンリー・大川
Henry Okawa

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

野村明司
Akiji Nomura

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

井上紀明
Noriaki Inoue

西条康彦
Yasuhiko Saijo

小宮康弘
Yasuhiro Komiya

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

大前亘
Wataru Omae

森今日子
Kyoko Mari

南弘子
Hiroko Minami

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

勝部義夫
Yoshio Katsube

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

熊谷卓三
Takuzo Kumagai

伊原徳
Toku Ihara

鹿島邦義
Kuroyoshi Kashima

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

渋谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

関田裕
Hiroshi Sekita
(ラス・タンブリンの声)
(Voice of Russ Tamblyn)
睦五郎
Goro Mutsumi
(サンダの子供の声)
(Voice of Baby Sanda)
木下華声
Kasei Kinoshita
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda