Rodan & War of the Gargantuas

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Rodan
Rodan, originally released in Japan in 1956, involves a giant monster being awoken from an ancient hibernation by human beings. Miners digging far into the earth stumble across a group of giant, prehistoric insects which viciously attack several of the miners and prompt a government investigation into the matter. The giant bugs turn out to be little more than food for two gigantic flying beasts called ...
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Overview

Rodan
Rodan, originally released in Japan in 1956, involves a giant monster being awoken from an ancient hibernation by human beings. Miners digging far into the earth stumble across a group of giant, prehistoric insects which viciously attack several of the miners and prompt a government investigation into the matter. The giant bugs turn out to be little more than food for two gigantic flying beasts called Rodans, who hatch from giant eggs and proceed to terrorize the entire world.

War of the Gargantuas
War of the Gargantuas, released in Japan in 1966 as "Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda versus Gaira" and a semi-sequel to Frankenstein Conquers The World, introduces two giant, hairy humanoids called Gargantuas, which spawned from the discarded cells of Frankenstein’s Monster from the previous film and are described as brothers. The Green Gargantua is violent and savage, preying upon human beings; as he lives in sea water, he is given the name Gaira for "stranger." The Brown Gargantua had been raised in captivity, and is docile and gentle; because he resides in the Japan Alps, he is called Sanda for "mountain". The film follows the investigation and military engagements of these creatures until their climatic confrontation in Tokyo.

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Special Features

Uncut Japanese version with English Subtitles (First Time on DVD); ; English-dubbed U.S. version; Original documentary Bringing Godzilla Down to Size
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • UPC: 796019815154
  • Rating:

  • Source: Classic Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak / Full Frame / Dubbed
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,212

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Ishiro Honda Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rodan - Bringing Godzilla Down to Size
1. Opening Credits [1:57]
2. Atomic Testing [:53]
3. Something's Wrong [2:54]
4. The Search [5:19]
5. Don't Go in the Water [11:36]
6. Military Intervention [5:17]
7. Earthquake [7:32]
8. UFO [9:29]
9. Rodan Hatches [9:31]
10. There's Two [14:12]
11. Operation Rodan [9:32]
12. Rodan's Last Stand [3:50]
1. Opening Credits [1:57]
2. Mining Town [:53]
3. Something's Wrong [2:54]
4. The Search [5:19]
5. Don't Go in the Water [11:36]
6. Military Intervention [5:17]
7. Earthquake [7:32]
8. UFO [9:29]
9. Rodan Hatches [9:31]
10. Rodan Erupts [14:12]
11. Operation Rodan [9:32]
12. Rodan's Last Stand [3:50]
Disc #2 -- War of the Garantuas
1. Opening Battle [5:08]
2. Assessing the Damage [3:39]
3. Gathering Evidence [6:34]
4. Mountain Search [8:16]
5. Keep Him Calm? [4:28]
6. The Army Attacks [7:56]
7. Electrifying Experience [13:57]
8. The Search Is On [5:16]
9. Strolling with Gargantuas [4:20]
10. Gargantua War! [7:50]
11. Fight in Tokyo [17:18]
12. Final Battle [3:08]
1. Opening Battle [5:05]
2. Assessing the Damage [3:21]
3. Gathering Evidence [8:37]
4. Mountain Search [8:52]
5. Keep Him Calm? [4:52]
6. The Army Attacks [7:40]
7. Electrifying Experience [14:27]
8. The Search Is On [5:26]
9. Strolling with Gargantuas [4:24]
10. Gargantua War! [7:54]
11. Fight in Tokyo [18:21]
12. Final Battle [3:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Rodan - Bringing Godzilla Down to Size
   English Version
      Play Movie
      Chapters
      Documentary: Bringing Godzilla Down to Size
   Original Japanese Version
      Play Movie
      Chapters
      Documentary: Bringing Godzilla Down to Size
Disc #2 -- War of the Garantuas
   English Version
      Play Movie
      Chapters
      New Menu Item
   Original Japanese Version
      Play Movie
      Chapters
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On/Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Rodan/ War of the Gargantuas

    This is a 2-disc set. Each disc contains both English and Japanese versions of the movie.
    Rodan is about a giant prehistoric pteranodon-like monster (actually two of them) hatching in present-day Japan. It's actually a pretty good movie, and the special effects are good for the '502. It's in color (I think the first monster movie to be in color). There's little difference between the versions, so take your choice or watch them both.
    War of the Gargantuas is rather different. It has two monsters of the same species, a green one that's a nasty people-eater and a brown one that's friendly to humans (it was partially raised by scientists). Most people will have only seen or heard of the American version, which is less explanatory than the Japanese version. Definitely watch both. The Japanese version tries to be a sequel of sorts to "Frankenstein Conquers the World" (aka "Frankenstein vs. Barugon"), with the two monsters as giant Frankensteins. But they don't really look human, more like giant anthropoids (think Bigfoot but 30 or 40 times bigger). Still a good movie.
    Enjoy both of them. This is the only DVD I've seen of "War of the Gargantuas".

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