Blasters has released their final specifications for
the upcoming region 1 release of Frankenstein
vs. Baragon (1965), which is being distributed
under their Tokyo Shock label as a two disc set. The
release, which is titled after the US name for the production,
will feature three versions in total that include: the
US cut, the Japanese cut and the "International"
cut, which appears to be the Japanese version with the
Giant Octopus ending. The DVD will be released on June
Their official word on the specs, complete with an
amusing introduction, is as follows:
"The construction of one of the summer's most
anticipated DVDs is now complete. We crammed this two-disc
special edition of FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD with
three complete versions of the film and other assorted
goodies -- it's practically pregnant with entertainment!
Let's have a look, shall we?
FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD "English Language
English Mono / English 5.1
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (contrary to the earlier
reports saying it was
1.78:1, which was premature on my part)
Special Announcement (40 seconds)
Theatrical Trailer (2 minutes)
Extra International Footage (alternate octopus ending)
Deleted Scenes (approx 5 minutes)
Photo Gallery (approx 150 images)
FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON "International Version"
FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON "Japanese Theatrical Version"
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Japanese Mono / Japanese 5.1 / English Subtitles
Audio Commentary with Sadamasa Arikawa (Director of
Photography) with English Subtitles
Trailers for ATRAGON, DOGORA, MYSTERIANS, MATANGO
*The FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON "International Version"
is the same film as
the "Japanese Theatrical Version" except that
it includes the alternate
octopus ending included as an extra on DISC ONE. The
commentary appears over this version of the film."