Don’t miss the Toho classic WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS this Saturday night. This kaiju film was directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. Referred by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV as a “quasi–sequel” to FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, the film was a Japanese American co-production; it was the third and final collaboration between Toho Co., Ltd and Henry G. Saperstein. The film stars Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno and Kenji Sahara, with Yû Sekida as Sanda and Haruo Nakajima as Gaira.
Special effects wise, this is one of Eiji Tsuburay’s best. The suit designs allow for more realism and this movie still holds up well to this day.