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Sadamasa Arikawa (1925–2005)


He is best remembered for being the special effects cinematographer under Eiji Tsuburaya before becoming a director of special effects himself. See more trivia »


in Tokyo, Japan


(age 80) in Izu, Japan

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Godzilla Special Effects
Destroy All Monsters
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 1969 Latitude Zero (director of special effects photography)
 1966 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (director of special effects photography)
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas (special effects cameraman)
 1966 Zero faita dai kûsen (director of special effects photography)
 1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster (special effects cameraman)
 1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World (director of special effects photography)
 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla (director of special effects photography)
 1964 Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (special effects cameraman)
 1963 Atragon (director of special effects photography)
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad (director of special effects photography)
 1963 Matango (director of special effects photography)
 1963 Attack Squadron! (special effects camera)
 1962 Varan the Unbelievable (special effects cinematographer - Japanese scenes, uncredited)
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla (director of special effects photography)
 1962 Gorath (director of special effects photography)
 1962 Kurenai no sora (director of special effects photography)
 1961 The Last War (special effects camera)
 1961 Gen to fudômyô-ô (director of special effects photography)
 1961 Mothra (photography: special cinematography)
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle (director of special effects photography)
 1960 Storm Over the Pacific (special effects camera)
 1960 Densô ningen (special effects cameraman)
 1959 Nippon tanjô (director of special effects photography)
 1959 Submarine I-57 Will Not Surrender (special effects camera)
 1956 Rodan (special effects assistant camera - uncredited)
 1955 Godzilla Raids Again (special effects assistant camera - uncredited)
 1954 Tômei ningen (special effects assistant camera - uncredited)
 1953 Eagle of the Pacific (chief cameraman of special effects)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sademasa Arikawa | Sam Arikawa | Richard Cann

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was reported to be teaching at a driving school somewhere in Japan. This was printed in _The Japanese Fantasy Film Journal_ #15, 1983. See more »

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