A giant fire-breathing turtle and an oversized lizard with freeze-spray powers battle it out in Japan. Gamera vs. Barugon is the second entry in Daiei Studios' creature flicks, and features bigger and badder visuals, along with another thing missing from a lot of the early monster movies -- color.

Admittedly, neither had I until Shout Factory! remastered a special edition of the film, which hit stores on July 6. I grew up watching my mom be obsessed with these films, but the low quality images just didn't appeal to my young peepers.

Yeah, seriously. But Shout's! all-new HD anamorphic widescreen transfer makes Gamera vs. Barugon a lot more fun to watch.

More monster mayhem after the jump!
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