Jumborg Ace & Giant

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Jumborg Ace & Giant (ジャンボーグA&ジャイアント Janbōgu Ēsu to Jaianto?), known in Thailand as Giant and Jumbo A (ยักษ์วัดแจ้ง พบ จัมโบ้เอ - Yak Wat Jaeng phop Chambo E, or Yuk Wud Jaeng pob Jambo A, depending on the Romanization) is a tokusatsu science fiction/kaiju/superhero film produced in 1974 by Tsuburaya Productions of Japan and Chaiyo Productions of Thailand. It was released theatrically in Thailand in April 1974. It has not been released theatrically in Japan.

This film teams the Japanese superhero Jumborg Ace with a giant stone idol called Yuk Wud Jaeng, simply known as "Giant" (this character was the star of a very successful film, Tah Tien, produced earlier by Chaiyo Productions) against Ace's own enemies.

Production[edit]

  • This film, along with The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army, marked the only time Tsuburaya Productions and Chaiyo Productions officially worked together. Decades after this film was made, relations between the two companies have deteriorated, leading to the legal battle (more details here) over rights to the Ultraman characters (specifically the ones depicted in said film) and even Jumborg Ace, which was eventually won by Tsuburaya in 2008.