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Daimajin (1966)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  9 August 1968 (USA)
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A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miwa Takada ...
Kozasa Hanabusa
Yoshihiko Aoyama ...
Tadafumi Hanabusa
Jun Fujimaki ...
Kogenta
Ryûtarô Gomi ...
Samanosuke
Ryûzô Shimada ...
Tadakiyo Hanabusa
Tatsuo Endô ...
Gunjurô
Shôsaku Sugiyama
Chikara Hashimoto
Saburô Date ...
Ippei Cyjûma
Otome Tsukimiya ...
Shinobu - The Shrine Maiden
Keiko Kayama ...
Haruno
Eigorô Onoe ...
Gosaku
Gen Kimura ...
Mosuke - Take-bô's Dad
Hideki Ninomiya ...
Tadafumi as a boy
Shizuhiro Izoguchi ...
Take-bô - The Boy
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A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

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Behind a Mask of Stone, the Fires of Vengeance Burn! See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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9 August 1968 (USA)  »

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Daimajin  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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All three "Daimajin" movies were made at the same time but released a year apart. See more »

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Entertaining story
30 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I picked up this movie because I like giant monster films and was expecting this to be your average monster smash up. Often with giant monster films the bits with humans in are nothing more than padding and have little or nothing to do with the plot. I'm thinking of Godzilla vs King Kong with the pointless magic string guys or the awful little poet kid in Godzilla vs The Smog Monster. This film is nothing like that, the story is interesting in its own right.

The real draw is of course the big guy and he's excellent too. His inevitable rampage is well put together with some nice special effects. I was really surprised by this film, it was a lot better than I expected and definitely worth seeing.


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