Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
When Tokyo is threatened by a 130 foot tall flying lizard with laser breath, Gamera turns from destroyer of worlds to protector of humanity in this sequel from director Shigeo Tanaka. Shortly after Gamera is launched into space, a meteor strikes the rocket carrying the rampaging terrapin, freeing him to return to Earth. And just in time, too, because an enormous reptilian named Barugan is wrecking havoc on Tokyo, his deadly energy field destroying buildings, and sending frightened citizens
Mar 15, 2005
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The "best" of the early Gamera films; to a certain degree that works against it... it's probably a bit easier to actually enjoy a real howler of a terrible monster movie.
Barugon has a battering-ram tongue, nictitating eyelids and purplish blood; but what elevates him from weird to unforgettable is the deadly rainbow ray that emanates from his back -- a surreal, cartoonish and even poetical touch...
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