Frankenstein Conquers the World (1966)

87 mins | Horror | 1966

Director:

Inoshiro Honda

Writer:

Kaoru Mabuchi

Producer:

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Editor:

Ryohei Fujii

Production Designer:

Takeo Kita
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HISTORY

Released in Japan in 1966 as Furankenshutain tai Baragon ; running time; 95 min. Originally titled Frankenstein vs. the Giant Devilfish . Kenchiro Kawaji and Seuko Togami are listed only in non-Japanese sources. Several scenes are used in Destroy All Monsters , q. ... More Less

Released in Japan in 1966 as Furankenshutain tai Baragon ; running time; 95 min. Originally titled Frankenstein vs. the Giant Devilfish . Kenchiro Kawaji and Seuko Togami are listed only in non-Japanese sources. Several scenes are used in Destroy All Monsters , q. v. More Less

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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Frankenstein versus the giant devilfish
Furankenshutain tai Baragon
Release Date:
1966
Premiere Information:
Chicago opening: June 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Toho Co.
Copyright Date:
1 June 1966
Copyright Number:
LP32815
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color, print by Pathé
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Duration(in mins):
87
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Toward the end of World War II, a sealed box containing the living heart of the Frankenstein monster is shipped from a Nazi laboratory in Germany to Japanese scientists at Hiroshima. As the scientists are examining the organ, the atom bomb is dropped on the city. Ten years later, an American medical scientist, Dr. James Bowen, and his Japanese assistants learn of the existence of a mysterious wild boy who subsists on wildlife. After befriending the creature and discovering that he is growing to monstrous proportions at an amazing rate, the scientists theorize that the fallout from the bomb has brought about his birth from the Frankenstein heart. This theory is confirmed when the boy escapes his steel shackles by tearing off his hand and then quickly generating a new one. The boy grows to be almost 100 feet tall and takes refuge in the forests of Mount Fuji. Soon it is reported that a huge creature is wreaking destruction in the area, and the "Frankenstein boy" is blamed, but actually an earthquake has released a giant prehistoric reptile. As the army, police, and scientists pursue the gigantic boy, he struggles with and overcomes the reptile, but he himself perishes in another ... +


Toward the end of World War II, a sealed box containing the living heart of the Frankenstein monster is shipped from a Nazi laboratory in Germany to Japanese scientists at Hiroshima. As the scientists are examining the organ, the atom bomb is dropped on the city. Ten years later, an American medical scientist, Dr. James Bowen, and his Japanese assistants learn of the existence of a mysterious wild boy who subsists on wildlife. After befriending the creature and discovering that he is growing to monstrous proportions at an amazing rate, the scientists theorize that the fallout from the bomb has brought about his birth from the Frankenstein heart. This theory is confirmed when the boy escapes his steel shackles by tearing off his hand and then quickly generating a new one. The boy grows to be almost 100 feet tall and takes refuge in the forests of Mount Fuji. Soon it is reported that a huge creature is wreaking destruction in the area, and the "Frankenstein boy" is blamed, but actually an earthquake has released a giant prehistoric reptile. As the army, police, and scientists pursue the gigantic boy, he struggles with and overcomes the reptile, but he himself perishes in another earthquake. +

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