War of the Gargantuas (1966)

Mike / October 10th, 2010

War of the Gargantuas (1966)


  • powerth

    October 10, 2010 at 3:00 am


  • tehlaxattax

    October 10, 2010 at 3:04 am


  • algis31

    October 10, 2010 at 3:08 am


  • DD_R

    October 10, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Yeah, we’re heading towards the 70’s 😀 Are you gonna review any crazy italian exploitation-ripoff-zombie-Bruno Mattei-joe d’amato -shit? 😀

  • October 10, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Third! I think…

  • Sirius

    October 10, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I thought this year was supposed to be about crappy movies?

    This looks good!

  • October 10, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Darn! lol
    Cool review, I hope you do Ape 😛

  • AssCheese

    October 10, 2010 at 3:20 am


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  • Gonzalo_vm

    October 10, 2010 at 3:28 am

    pretty decent monster movie!!! i hope i can find it

  • Piroshii

    October 10, 2010 at 3:36 am


  • TheMicronerd

    October 10, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I’d make a comment, but…


  • Mattashell

    October 10, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Hey I love that song, but I guess you can’t please everybody. I like the way the monsters move so much faster in this one.

  • daheadhunter

    October 10, 2010 at 4:08 am

    who the hell cares what position you are in the comments. Say something about the video….

    Owned with that tree.

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 10, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Awesome movie, Japanese Giant Monster movies rock. 😀

  • benobsessor

    October 10, 2010 at 4:34 am

    when the brown one finds the ripped clothing all i could imagine was the scene from step brothers where dale asks if brennan touched his drumset. if u listen to the audio from that movie scene over it, it matches perfectly.

  • black7mask

    October 10, 2010 at 4:45 am

    LOL, This was funny, I dont really like the way the gargantuas looked, but the fight seemed pretty cool,
    Great review, just like always

  • methoddan

    October 10, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I don’t know if you’re aware about these films, but some friends have recently ‘initiated’ me into The Asylum.

    They’re pretty new, so not classic movies; yet you couldn’t find any company that has ever so blatantly ripped off big movie titles and made such crap. They churn out a pile of crap every few months and make films like the Giant Claw look serious – at least they tried. These guys however just seem to have embraced the fact that their shit, and with films like “Snakes on a Train” , “The Day the Earth Stopped” and “Mega Piranha” , you can just tell it’s gonna be bad…

    Just thought you (or anybody else reading this) might be interested – for a good laugh, anyway 🙂

    – Dan

  • methoddan

    October 10, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Oh, Dracula 3000 is something you gotta check out. Worst movie ever.

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I was really hoping to see this movie get a Monster Madness, and I am ecstatic to see it actually happened! This truly is one of the greatest Toho kaiju brawls. Awhile back I heard that Haruo Nakajima (original Godzilla suit actor) considers his role as the green Gargantua to be his best performance

  • October 10, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I am glad when you reviewed this great monster movie that “The Words Did Not Get Stuck In Your Throat!” Awesome Review Commentary!!

  • Esa

    October 10, 2010 at 5:55 am

    So how is this a scary/horror movie?

  • October 10, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Gargantua is a monster from a clasic novel

  • xdeathknightx

    October 10, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Seems like a cool monster movie. Just too bad the whole ‘first’ fad has made it’s way over to this website.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 10, 2010 at 7:13 am

    War of the Gargntuas looks like a good Monster brawl. I'[ll look for it. 1966, We’re getting closer to the 70s. I can’t wait to see what 70s horror movies you review.

  • October 10, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I didn’t mind this movie at all. Aparently there is a remastered DVD? Yeah sounds like bullshit.

    Linked the torrent so if anyone wants to download the movie.. (no ads, no BS)


  • Butch Bitch

    October 10, 2010 at 7:40 am


    Maybe it was good that the Gargantua was three minutes late. Because the audience would be given more than enough time to hate on the bitch, and ultimately sympathize with the Gargantua when he killed her. It’s great build-up, really.

    Kick ass fight there! DEFINITELY checking if this is available on Netflix.

  • Thebackgroundguy

    October 10, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I have a “War of the Gargantuas” rap:

    It’s The War of the Gargantuas and it’s really bad! The monsters in the movie are really rad!

  • October 10, 2010 at 8:54 am


    I don’t get it… I thought that you planned to do reviews of bad stinking god awfull pulling your eyes out while watching movies…

    What I have understood from this review is… that’s not that bad… Beter yet… you said it’s fullfilling at the end and that does not make sense… (sense in reviewing bad movies)

    What gives?

  • joshseb05

    October 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I just watched this the other day haha, its great! And yes butch bitch, it is available on Netflix!

  • flippythemaster

    October 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Hmmm, that actually looks like a pretty decent monster movie. I’ll have to check it out on Netflix.

  • nickNESnerd

    October 10, 2010 at 9:25 am


  • Overlookers

    October 10, 2010 at 9:30 am

    so which Gargantuan wins?

    Sanda or Gaira?

  • October 10, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Well “Gargantua” comes from the book by that title by Francois Rabelais which was written in the early 16th century about a giant. I guess Microsoft thinks it’s not a word because it’s either French or a proper noun and hence should be capitalized. Whatever. Nice review though!

  • chainsawguy1234

    October 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

    For the brown gargantua loving humans so much, he sure is reckless when it comes to fighting his brother. I mean think of how many lives were lost in that battleship alone.

  • October 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

    To those who think every movie I do is supposed to be 100% bad, here are my exact words from the promo:

    “-we’re having a Schlockathon, a craparama with a focus on filth! Or just anything with a little extra camp value. There’s gonna be a good variety here.”

    The key word here is CAMP. I don’t mean to have given off a false impression.

  • October 10, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I want to throw battleships …

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  • October 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Wow, that one actually looked like it was worth a watch. Sometimes I don’t understand the crap you watch James but I love listening to you talk about it anyways.
    Keep up the great work and thanks for the Octobers. 🙂

  • Jumic

    October 10, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Who else but Japanese 😀 Producing weird stuff since I can remember

  • bick.benedict

    October 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

    So a 7 year old’s voice submission was used for this one(?)

  • Master Page

    October 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hi james,
    I am from peru and i always watch your videos. In spanish there is a word (Gargantúa) that refers to the 5 book french novel series “Gargantúa y Pantagruel” (1532 – 1564). Its a satire about a father (Gargantúa) and his son (Pantagruel) and they both are gigants…. keep on with the vids, still waitnig for theAVGN movie 😀

  • Nacho

    October 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Man, I love waking up and finding out James made another Monster Madness review… you are my hero, man. Both, you and Mike are super cool dudes.

  • October 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Indeed, one of the best fight scenes in terror movies.

  • senor blanco

    October 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    this is a good one. thanks for all the monster madness. i really look forward to this each year.

  • avgnfan96

    October 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    @James we love everything you do so just keep doing it 🙂

    GREAT REVIEW by the way

  • nerdyguy64

    October 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Thats awesome, enough with that bullshit in the beginning, Lets see them fucking fight!

  • RomanKnightley

    October 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    The new Scooby Doo cartoon (Mystery Inc.) played an episode today that pays homage to War of the Gargantuas . It even had the horrible lounge song sung by a lady in yellow.

  • October 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks to all of these reviews, I now know that the human race is fortunate enough for a film like to this to have been made. I’ll have to check it out.

  • Gazarama7279

    October 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I really hate to be immature, but “Words aren’t the only things that get stuck in her throat!!” Aww come on I couldn’t resist!

  • nintenkid78

    October 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    James could review shit on a stick and it would be entertaining:) Thanks for your hard work, buddy!

  • seriouslydude

    October 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    do you have to call women bitches James?

  • Xilex90

    October 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    James, can you tell me where that poodle monster thing in the intro is from?

    Also, this video is Awesome!

  • Cujo

    October 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    That crappy new Scooby Doo cartoon did something exactly like this!! It was called ‘Battle of the Humunganauts’ or some shit…Even had the same crappy song!!
    And don’t judge me because I know this; I get very bored when I’m sick.

  • apeman505

    October 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    This one was awesome, except the ending sucked. The guy who wore the Godzilla suit the most often was one of the gargantuas in this, and he said it was his favorite role because you could actually see his eyes (I think he played Sanda, the good monster). Kinda interesting, I think.

  • Dead Lennon

    October 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I freakin love Monster Madness!!!

  • John07

    October 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    OMG i want to see that movie, i really really want to see that movie.

  • October 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Excelent Moster Madnes Review !!! I totally like it !!!

  • DarkAlbino

    October 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I think the octopuss in the beginning of “The war of Gargantuas” is the same one who killed Frankenstein in the end of “Frankenstein conquers the world”.

    Sorry for my english’s little mistakes, i speak french.

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 10, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Looks more like giant human / King Kong crossbreeds.

  • DT2

    October 10, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Damn watching football and I almost missed this one.

  • xeroxide

    October 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm


    what else to say… the words got stuck in his throat.

  • bullets

    October 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I really want to see this now.

  • October 11, 2010 at 1:20 am

    @seriouslydude “Banana raincoat-wearing bitch” was a reference to his Ninja Turtles AVGN video.

  • October 11, 2010 at 3:54 am

    The artwork on this poster for the cover is intense http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/thread.php?id=16871&ref=65348

  • phoenix252005

    October 11, 2010 at 9:41 am

    That looks like the fight me and my bro had last year! lol Long Live The Nerd!

  • mansavage

    October 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    @Xilex90 – that poodle monster thing is from “The boneyard” (1991)

  • Nin10dO

    October 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    “Its like 2 baby brothers fighting in a tub” XD

  • October 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    “unfortunately 3 minutes late…”


  • October 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    The band Quicksand had a song on their 1995 album Manic Compression called “Brown Gargantuan.” I wonder if the title was inspired by this movie. (Okay, I know the title uses the word “Gargantuan” instead of “Gargantua,” but I can’t really think of anyplace else the title could have come from.)

  • Vikiing124

    October 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Movie looks great. I’m gonna see if i can get it XD

  • Linkereto

    October 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    This is nothing compared to Kamagra Jelly which has really changed my life forever!
    I think you should give it a try if you think you need it

  • fuertherbube

    October 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    “The World get’s stuck in my throat”

    Maybe there’s something else that gets stuck in your throat, you fuckin’ bitch! My enormous cock for example!

  • Gargamoth_killed_the_3_stooges

    October 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    “do you have to call women bitches James?”

    No no no

    The proper question would be:

    “Do you have to call that woman a bitch James ?”

    Which btw has “yes” as an answer because she was really bitching up the scene.

    It’s not like calling the glitch gremlin a fucker. Because in that case we all know all glitch gremlins are fuckers … but not all woman are bitches… Man, it doesn’t sound any good yet …

  • JudgeDredd

    October 12, 2010 at 2:00 am

    This was one of the first Toho movies (other than Godzilla ones) that I saw when I was a little kid, it was pretty awesome. I think I’ll try to hunt it down, I should give it a rewatch.

  • October 12, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Watched this again, its amaing, I really like the action adn use of monsters, so Japan in style like power rangers !!!!!! http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retrotoons/Index.php?ref=65348

  • GialloHorror

    October 12, 2010 at 7:33 am

    LMAO @ that lounge singer! I’d fucking stick something in her throat!

    This movie looks fucking hilarious. Man I gotta see this shit. It reminds me of when I was a kid, and they’d play “Creature Features” on WWOR or WXXA on Saturday’s from 12PM-6PM. Dam I miss those days

  • boygamerofficial

    October 12, 2010 at 8:25 am

    i knew it was a toho film. The poster’s quality has the “toho approved” movie 😀

  • diniliful

    October 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    For some reason I can’t see any of your videos
    can I download them somehow?

  • trolltyg

    October 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Awsome review of a entertaining monster movie.

    I really love your reviews of old horror movies, i was breed on films like these and its fun to find out that others like the campines of a lot of them just as much as i do.

    I was really shocked today when i watched the new Scooby Doo mystery incorporate show (episode 9) to see that the intro was the exact scene (almost) with the awfully singing girl that gets attacked by the monster emerging from behind the scene.
    Fun stuff.

  • October 14, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I love this movie!!

  • October 14, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Gargantua is a name. It’s a giant in the French classic novel “The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel”, by François Rabelais. Gargantuan is an adjective formed on the name Gargantua.

  • m40assassin

    October 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    theres a new show on cartoon network called scooby doo mystery incorporated and they made fun of this movie from the very beginning the episode started with the lounge singer but it was reversed she was Asian and the crowd was of Americans lol

  • October 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    really amazing. gonna see this one for sure James 🙂

  • October 17, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Me and My son are big Godzilla Fans, and me and him (His first time watching it) watched this movie the day before this review came out. He loved it

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 20, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Great review James, that sounds like a fun Monster bash, and they really managed to convey a lot of emotion out of those monsters just from suits with no dialogue, giving them a legitimate reason to fight!

    And man I really gotta’ watch that new Scooby-doo show! I keep hearing good things!

  • October 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    To be honest … The title sounds … Shit … But the movie is the opposite …

  • Seraku

    October 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Some background info:

    The Octopus is the same one from King Kong vs Godzilla, and there’s an alternate ending to Frankenstein vs Baragon where the Octopus comes out of fucking NOWHERE and kills Frankenstein (by drowning him).

    So the Gargantua killing the Octopus was kind of supposed to be a reference to that ending with the son avenging his father.

  • Jehauri

    October 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I, too, am curious what movie the poodle monster in the opening images is from. Anyone know?

  • October 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Seeing the design of the maser cannon I was reminded of pictures of some old experimental WW II weapons that never got off the ground, chiefly the Japanese death ray experiments. So I looked it up online and masers are devices that operate at microwave frequencies. Like the laser it is an abbreviation for Microwave Amplification through Stimulated Emission of Radiation. I guess this is a cultural hand me down from the days of the war.

  • smu42

    November 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I wonder if the futurama episode Anthology of interest 1 is a reference to this movie. Hm, maybe they just wanted to have two big monsters fighting 😀

  • Lort

    November 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Ever since my husband and I saw the review, I’ve been torturing him with my own rendtion of that god-awful “words get stuck in my throat” song. Thank you for that, James. 🙂

  • Mattzilla1600

    December 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Hey there James! I just joined Cinemassacre.com and I stayed with Monster Madness this year and when you got to this movie, I was wondering what it would be about since I like watching Toho monster movies. After a while, I found the movie on Netflix Instant Watch and I got to give it a viewing and it was an okay monster movie (from director Ishiro Honda nonetheless) and loved watching the minature sets get destroyed (as an added bonus I had some boxes that I recycle as well as some bottles and paper and when the Tokyo destruction sequence came up, I prepared myself and copied the action on there and had fun destroying my “city”. Great review, and good luck with any other projects you’re working on!

  • Phenomforever825mjf

    December 14, 2010 at 1:53 am


  • Ziggy7800pro

    February 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks after watching this a couple months back it reminded me how much I love Godzilla films. So I started watching them on DVD again thanks alot I have to find this one too…. thanks James..

  • Sardaukar_Prime

    February 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    The giant octopus is never mentioned again? Wouldn’t that make it a Big Lipped Alligator Moment?


  • blackmetal

    August 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I was watching an episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorperated and the episode was called “Battle of the Humungonauts” and right at the beining of the episode you can see the all the references to this movie. Thanks a lot James for letting us all know of classics such as these so we can enjoy them and see their influence on modern media.

  • DrForrester

    September 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love this movie. The showdown between Gaila and Sanda is some of the best kaiju fighting ever! That singing bitch got what she deserved, too

  • PatrickWells

    February 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Brad Pitt just said at the Oscars last night that this was the first movie that meant something to him as a child! How ridiculous is that?

  • PoodleNoodle

    May 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Everyone should check out Devo’s 1978 cover of “The Words Get Stuck In My Throat”. It’s actually pretty catchy. 🙂

  • Aaron1375

    June 5, 2012 at 1:02 am

    You would think the audience would have been relieved when the monster showed up.

  • Griff

    September 15, 2012 at 3:28 am

    the woooooooooords get stuck in my throat!

  • March 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Oops didn’t missed it my bad

  • March 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Do the prequel

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