James23873 wrote:Okay, this is something I'm a little confused about. In the beginning of War of the Gargantuas, when we first meet Dr. Stewart, he talks about how Frankenstein had escaped from his clinic and had died at Mt. Fuji. Then his assistant(I forget her name) later says that after Frankenstein had escaped he came back and said goodbye to her. Now I assumed they were talking about the Frankenstein form Frankenstein vs. Baragon but then they showed the scene of young Sanda, implying that was who they were talking about the whole time.
So is Sanda and Frankenstein supposed to have almost identical pasts?
Also, this was the Japanese version with subtitles.
To me, WOTG was sort of a hybrid remake,sequel,spinoff of FCTW. Its very hard to explain, to me at least. Basically, the japanese versions refers to the Gargantuas directly as 'Frankensteins" rather than Gargantuas. Thinking that referring to Sanda and Gaira as Frankensteins would confuse american audiences, thus Gargantuas were born. The Frankenstein Dr. Stewart is the same one (Sanda) who Mizuno's character is referring to. I have a VHS of the english version and it always struck me odd that Sanda was always refered to as "Gargantua" rather than his name. I believe this was due to the Americanization of sorts of the Frankensteins. The Japanese version, like many of the other Kaiju films, the human characters give the monsters names to tell them apart. Gaira lives in the see, and the japanese word for sea is Kai, and Sanda, San is mountain in Japanese. But, at the same time the American version tends to add to the connection between the two films but stating something about Frankenstein's cut off hand. So it is a lot more confusing to us fans rather than the typical viewing audience. Now when I said remake, there is more references to add to my claim. A lot of the scenes, are very reminisicent of the first film. The Volcano, Kumi Mizuno's character in general (her connection with Sanda/Frankenstein), The Octopus, and others as well.
(Note: If this is confusing, please ask questions. At this point I feel like I am leaving out certain points, so I will update this one if I remember)