Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijū Baragon (Frankenstein Conquers the World)
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Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijū Baragon (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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Only the hypnotic oddness of what the film does to the Frankenstein mythos keeps it from dragging altogether."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A strange mixture of japanese monster movie, with the idea of the Frankenstein monster"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is