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A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kiyoshi Komiyama ...
Son Gokû (voice)
Noriko Shindô ...
RinRin (voice)
Hideo Kinoshita ...
Cho Hakkai (voice)
Setsuo Shinoda ...
Sa Gojô (voice)
Nobuaki Sekine ...
Sanzô hôshi (voice)
Kunihisa Takeda ...
Shaka-nyorai (voice)
Katsuko Ozaki ...
Kanzeon-bosatsu (voice)
Michiko Shirasaka ...
Shoryo (voice)
Kinshirô Iwao ...
Gyûmaô (voice)
Tamae Kato ...
Rasetsu-jo (voice)
Shigeru Kawakubo ...
Kinkaku daiô (voice)
Shûichi Kazamatsuri ...
Ginkaku daiô (voice)
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A monkey king who learns the secrets of magic goes on a spree and causes no end of aggravation for the gods, who finally imprison him. In order to make up for all the trouble he's caused, he is sent on a mission to accompany a prince who is the son of the gods on a journey through a land filled with dangers, monsters, cannibals and demons. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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14 July 1961 (USA)  »

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Quotes

DeeDee: Take me with you!
Alakazam: It's no place for women. Besides, magicians don't like girls. They saw them in half!
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Alakazam in Moritorium Hell
1 May 2003 | by (Boulder City) – See all my reviews

Although it's not the spectacle of the greatness of Japanese Anime, the Western release of Saiyu-ki was a testament to the early days of the art.

Alas, like so many classics of animation, such as Toei's "Gulliver's Travels Beyond The Moon (Gariba no uchu ryoko)" or Nelvana's "Rock & Rule", this film will never be seen again except on rare, pirated copies, for it has been cast into the pit of Moritorium Hell, where major video chains unceremoniously trash the remaining copies into a dumpster without the opportunity to purchase them to try to salvage history. This disgusting form of book burning for profits by the major studios that now run the major video rental chains, leading to the demise of the Mom & Pop stores of the past will be remembered as corporate greed at it's worst.

I hope there is a special Hell for these arrogant suits.


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