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Saiyûki (1960)

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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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Alakazam (singing 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)  »

Also Known As:

Alakazam the Great!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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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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Version of A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995) See more »

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Better Than You Might Expect
31 August 2003 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

I remember seing this film when I was quite young, probably six or seven. For many years, I could remember several things about it, but not the name. With the help of an Internet movie buff, I figured out the title, got a copy and watched it again. It was every bit as good as I remembered it. The characters are well developed, interesting, and at times, quite humorous. The story was engaging and exciting. I can see now why it made such am impression on me. Much better, in my opinion that the more recent and more highly touted "Spirited Away," which, while I enjoyed it, I found dark and disturbing, and also devoid of point or meaning.


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