Frankenstein Conquers the World

Frankenstein Conquers the World

Director: Ishiro Honda Cast: Nick Adams, Tadao Takashima, Kumi Mizuno
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Overview

Frankenstein Conquers the World

This hilarious monster mess from the makers of the Godzilla series (including director Inoshiro Honda) essentially recruits Mary Shelley's classic creature into the ever-growing ranks of Japanese city-stomping behemoths -- albeit with a less colorful costume. The only nod to the original Frankenstein involves the monster's reanimated heart, rescued from Nazi Germany and blasted with radiation in the Hiroshima blast. When the heart is accidentally eaten (don't ask) by a Japanese youth, the poor kid bulks up to titanic (though hardly Godzilla-esque) proportions, apparently presenting a threat to Mount Fuji's current guardian, the lizard-monster Baragon. The two duke it out Toho-style while token yank Nick Adams comments on the proceedings. The plot originally pitted the colossal Frankenstein monster against a giant sea creature (the film's original title was Frankenstein vs. the Giant Devilfish), but the alternate opponent was edited out of the final print.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2007
UPC: 0631595071184
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Tokyo Shock
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

Full Uncut Japanese Feature; Special Announcement; Theatrical Trailer; Extra International Footage; Deleted Scenes; Photo Gallery; Audio Commentary by Sadamasa Arikawa; 5.1 Japanese & 5.1 English Mix.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Adams Dr. James Bowen
Tadao Takashima Scientist
Kumi Mizuno Dr. Sueko Togami
Kenchiro Kawaji Actor
Seuko Togami Actor
Susumu Fujita Osaka Police Chief
Takashi Shimura Hiroshima Doctor
Jun Tazaki Military Advisor
Yoshio Tsuchiya Submarine 1st Officer
Kenji Sahara Soldier
Hisaya Ito Policeman
Haruo Nakajima Baragon
Akira Takarada Baragon witness
Yoshibumi Tajima Submarine Commander

Technical Credits
Ishiro Honda Director
Samuel Z. Arkoff Producer
Reuben Bercovitch Executive Producer
Ryohei Fujii Editor
Akira Ifukube Score Composer
Takeshi Kimura Screenwriter
Takeo Kita Art Director
Hajime Koizumi Cinematographer
Kaoru Mabuchi Screenwriter
James H. Nicholson Producer
Henry G. Saperstein Executive Producer
Jerry Sohl Screenwriter
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frankenstein Conquers the World, Disc 1
1. Chapter 1 [7:04]
2. Chapter 2 [6:23]
3. Chapter 3 [4:22]
4. Chapter 4 [8:35]
5. Chapter 5 [5:13]
6. Chapter 6 [10:13]
7. Chapter 7 [8:10]
8. Chapter 8 [9:04]
9. Chapter 9 [11:12]
10. Chapter 10 [8:08]
11. Chapter 11 [5:21]
12. Chapter 12 [8:46]
Disc #2 -- Frankenstein Conquers the World, Disc 2
1. Chapter 1 [7:04]
2. Chapter 2 [6:23]
3. Chapter 3 [4:22]
4. Chapter 4 [8:35]
5. Chapter 5 [5:13]
6. Chapter 6 [10:13]
7. Chapter 7 [8:10]
8. Chapter 8 [9:04]
9. Chapter 9 [11:12]
10. Chapter 10 [8:08]
11. Chapter 11 [5:21]
12. Chapter 12 [:56]

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Frankenstein Conquers the World 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good ending
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic monster film if you liked Godzilla and the other installments you'll like this movie. one of the best of Inoshiro Honda's best films next to Gojira.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago