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Could this be considered a 'soft' reboot of Frankenstein...

...Conquers the World?

The Brown Gargantua/Frankenstein seems to have the same back story as the monster in the earlier movie, but the details seems rather altered.

Did it achieve total heaviosity?


If you look at the trivia for this movie, you will see that it was intended to be a direct sequel to "Frankenstein Conquers the World".

Much that made it a sequel was toned down or written out of the American script. The only actual referral being the conversation regarding the desicated hand. They do call them Frankensteins in the Japanese version.


Once Nick Adams wasn't available that's when they decided not to make it a direct sequel but the loose sequel frankly comes off as confusing and one of the things better about the US version is the elimination of the "Frankenstein" reference and just suggesting that the Gargantua is a totally different breed that had been raised in the lab.