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Release Date:
9 August 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Miwa Takada ... Kozasa Hanabusa
Yoshihiko Aoyama ... Tadafumi Hanabusa
Jun Fujimaki ... Kogenta
Ryûtarô Gomi ... Samanosuke
Ryûzô Shimada ... Tadakiyo
Tatsuo Endô ... Gunjurô
Shôsaku Sugiyama
Chikara Hashimoto
Saburô Date ... Ippei Cyjûma
Otome Tsukimiya ... The Shrine Maiden
Keiko Kayama ... Haruno
Eigorô Onoe ... Gosaku
Gen Kimura ... Mosuke
Hideki Ninomiya ... Tadafumi as a boy
Shizuhiro Izoguchi ... Take-bô
Yûtarô Ban ... Mondo
Hideo Kuroki ... Magojûrô
Akira Shiga
Jun Ôsugi
Jun Katsumura
Kazuo Moriuchi
Akira Amemiya
Shinjiro Akatsuki
Kanji Uehara
Masako Morishita
Hatsumi Yoshikawa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riki Hashimoto ... Majin (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kimiyoshi Yasuda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tetsurô Yoshida 

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
Mitsuru Tanabe .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Fujio Morita 
 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Yamada 
 
Art Direction by
Hisashi Okuda 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eiji Nishizawa .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Akira Naitô .... art
Teizo Tanaka .... composition
 
Sound Department
Tsuchitaro Hayashi .... sound
Noburu Kurashima .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Yoshiyuki Kuroda .... special effects director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Mima .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Toyo Genzojo .... post production
Eiichi Kusumoto .... sword fight supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fury of Mountain God" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
"Majin" - USA
"Majin the Hideous Idol" - USA (promotional title)
"The Devil Got Angry" - USA (promotional title)
"The Giant Majin" - Canada (English title) (TV title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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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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Followed by Return of Daimajin (1966)See more »

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An oldie but a goodie., 1 February 2012
Author: Blueghost from The San Francisco Bay Area

Alright, there isn't anything too deep about this film. We essentially have a period piece riding the coat tails of the Godzilla (Gojira) phenomenon sweeping Japan's cinema at the time.

I don't have too much to add to the other reviews, other than I hadn't seen this movie since Bob Wilkins was hosting Creature Features in Sacramento. It's been that long. Okay, not entirely, I did catch snippets here and there over the years on daytime TV, but the thing hardly ever aired.

So, through the magic of Amazon streaming, I've now seen the movie in its entirety. What to say.

It's fun for what it is. We pretty much have here some old folklore brought to life via Japanese monster film making styles, including the use of "suitmation" (Japanese industry slang for a guy in a rubber monster suit running around a miniature set). And, believe it or not, as far as the effects go, this film actually delivered and did a bang up job by presenting to the viewer a couple of shots that should convince the most jaded eye that a large creature was attacking medieval Japan. Some of the shots weren't so convincing, but there were a handful where I found myself wondering; "Did they really build that thing?"

Ah well. The movie is more B-movie material than anything else, but it has its moments here and there. If you're a classic monster film aficionado, or are really into the Kaiju or historical genres, then give Daimajin a chance.

It's worth a night's rental for the monster fan in all of us.

Check it out.

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