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Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966)

A giant monster that emits a destructive ray from its back attacks Japan and takes on Gamera.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjirô Hongô ...
Keisuke Hirata
Kyôko Enami ...
Karen (as Kyoko Enami)
Yûzô Hayakawa ...
Kawajiri
Takuya Fujioka ...
Dr. Sato
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Onodera
Akira Natsuki ...
Ichiro Hirata
Yoshirô Kitahara ...
Professor Amano
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Dr. Matsushita
Bontarô Miake ...
Jutarô Kitashiro ...
Self-Defense Force Commander (as Jutarô Hôjô)
Kazuko Wakamatsu ...
Sadae Hirata
Yuka Konno ...
Onodera's Lover
Eiichi Takamura ...
Governor of Osaka
Ken'ichi Tani ...
Lee
Kôichi Itô ...
Metropolitan Police Superintendent-General
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After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to save the day. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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17 April 1966 (Japan)  »

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Gamera Strikes Again  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Japanese monster movies were often given bizarre translations in Germany. Most notably, references to the character Dr. Frankenstein were inserted into many of the movies released by Toho Studios, primarily their series of Godzilla films. As well, Godzilla characters like MechaGodzilla or Jet Jaguar were infamously renamed to King Kong. The German version of this movie carries one of the most bizarre such changes: Gamera is renamed to Barugon, and the actual Barugon is renamed to Godzilla. The movie was even given the alternate titles "Godzilla, der Drache aus dem Dschungel" ("Godzilla, the Dragon from the Jungle") and "Godzilla, Monster des Grauens" ("Godzilla, the Monster of Horror"). Confusing matters, on one of the movie's VHS covers, Gamera is shown fighting against the American Godzilla from Godzilla (1998) instead of Barugon. See more »

Goofs

When the jets come to attack Barugon, the wires holding the jets are visible. See more »

Connections

Featured in Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980) See more »

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...hmmmmm...
4 June 2005 | by (parts, unknown) – See all my reviews

This used to be my least favorite of the original Gamera series but I watched it recently (minus the Joel and bots comments, since I have the old MST3K episode on tape) and I was really surprised with the special effects. The opening scene where Gamera (the narrator butchers his name too) attacks the damn was well done. There are a lot of cool miniatures and as it has been mentioned several times already- this movie is 'kenny' free.

Sadly, there really isn't a lot going on in this film. I do like the overall weirdness of it all: a giant flying turtle battling against a creature who attacks people with his tongue and a rainbow! Hey, it was the 60s ... what can I say? Sady Franks either had a brainstorming session or they were high when they made these movies.

There's actually a coherent plot to this movie and I suppose Gamera changes from a baddie to a good guy in this one. They just really stretch everything so thin and there aren't enough monster fight scenes to make me happy. I'm being really generous with rating this ...


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