Ranking the Monsters: Atragon (1963) & Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Welcome back to Ranking the Monsters. This time, it’s a battle of the B-tier kaijus. Ishirō Honda is most famous for Godzilla, then Mothra, then King Ghidorah maybe. But, he also created Baragon and Manda. Who are they? Well, they are introduced in the films Frankenstein Conquers the World and Atragon. But who are they? Well… The films aren’t great at showing this. So, join Calvin and Stephen as they evaluate the origin of these kaiju who will return in Destroy All Monsters (1968), and debate whether a Frankenstein movie and a submarine film (…yup) are really kaiju films.

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Join kaiju-superfan Stephen and kaiju-curious Calvin as they watch and rank every monster movie ever made. RanKing of Monsters is a brave attempt to finally answer that age old question: what is the best kaiju movie? Each episode focuses on a movie, or two, as the pair take monster cinema far too seriously, and not seriously at all, in equal measure. Come for some sincere film criticism and stay for two pals chatting nonsense about actors in rubber suits.

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