A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a beautiful dancer. The Human Vapour is ruthless in his quest for money and kills anyone who stands in his way, especially police. He soon becomes Tokyo's most wanted criminal. Can he be stopped before he kills again? Written by
Is he man? Or ASTRO-MAN?
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Although conceived as a literary and character driven story, the Japanese version, which contains footage not in the U.S. version, is told for almost the first third as a mystery. The re-edited version from Brenco has these parts of the story told from Mizuno's point of view, which Yoshio Tsuchiya prefers. The American cut replaces all of Kunio Miyauchi's original music, much of it replaced by Paul Sawtell's music from Fly, The (1958), as well as the traditional Noh music for Fujichiyo's dances, which becomes orchestral Kabuki music, a switch that made Yoshio Tsuchiya laugh aloud in the theatre when he saw the American cut for the first time. See more
Referenced in Crossfire