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Release Date:
9 August 1968 (USA) See more »
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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. | 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 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
Yûtarô Ban ... Mondo
Hideo Kuroki ... Magojûrô
Akira Shiga
Jun Ôsugi
Jun Katsumura
Kazuo Moriuchi
Akira Amemiya
Shinjiro Akatsuki
Kanji Uehara
Masako Morishita ... Young Kozasa
Hatsumi Yoshikawa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riki Hashimoto ... Majin (uncredited)

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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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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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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The statue will wait no more..., 12 March 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

A good and just samurai lord is betrayed and murdered by one of his own men, who then claims the throne for himself. The samurai's two children, a boy and a girl, escape to the mountains and take refuge near a huge stone statue...a statue called Daimaijin, a huge man-god whom all fear. Ten years go by and the evil new lord has decimated the valley, enslaving all of its inhabitants and turning a deaf ear to the warnings of the wise woman; Daimaijin will not allow the evil overlord to go unpunished...and neither will the samurai's now adult son, who descends from the mountain, seeking vengeance.

Daimaijin is a simplistic fairy tale, beautifully executed. The noble samurai, the evil usurper, the determined son and the innocent girl whose voice and tears are the only thing the giant Daimaijin will respond to; all of the necessary elements are here. Though perhaps too violent for very young children, this film still reminded me of the films I loved as a child, i.e. Sinbad or Jason and the Argonauts. It's a simple tale of good versus evil with a triumphant, satisfying ending and lots of real estate trampled beneath Daimaijins stone feet. If you liked Godzilla, or the massive monsters created by Ray Harryhausen, you should see this one.

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