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Release Date:
9 August 1968 (USA) See more »
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Unbelievable. Unstoppable. See more »
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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A Samurai Epic with a Sci-Fi Touch. See more (17 total) »

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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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:
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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Samurai Epic with a Sci-Fi Touch., 13 June 2007
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

This movie was made by Daiei Studios, known for its Gamera movies. It is about a samurai lord who was murdered by one of his own men. He claims his throne, forcing his predecessor's two children to flee into the woods, where they conceal themselves near a huge stone statue for 10 years. Years later, the samurai lord was proved to be very brutal and ruthless towards the villagers; therefore, they pray to the demon god to ask for his powers and spirit to save them from this treachery.

It's a powerful story of survival and hope and good vs.evil - full of excitement and samurai action. I especially liked the part where the children struggles to remain in hiding as the evil warlord searching for them.

A fast-paced film that will have you glued to the screen.

Grade A

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