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Return of Daimajin (1966)
"Daimajin gyakushû" (original title)

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In the Japanese mountains, a warlord enslaves the men of nearby villages. A group of young boys decide to rescue their fathers and awaken Daimajin, who brings his ancient power to bear against a new weapon, the rifle.

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Credited cast:
Hideki Ninomiya ...
Tsurukichi
Shinji Hori ...
Daisaku
Masahide Iizuka ...
Kinta
Muneyuki Nagatomo ...
Sugitatsu
Junichiro Yamashita ...
Syôhachi
Tôru Abe ...
Hidanokami Arakawa
Takashi Nakamura ...
Sanpei
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Daizen Matsunaga
Tanie Kitabayashi ...
Old Woman Kane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riki Hashimoto ...
Majin
Yûzô Hayakawa ...
Yoshibei
Yukio Horikita ...
Yada
Manabu Morita ...
Tôma Kuroki
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An evil warlord invades a peaceful lakeside village during one of their annual festivals. In the course of burning down buildings, executing helpless civilians and generally looting and pillaging, the warlord's men blow up the statue of the village god and sink the pieces deep in the lake. Everything looks hopeless for the people of the village until a strange force from beneath the water's surface begins pulling enemy soldiers to their deaths. Has the local come back for its revenge? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Now the land must be cleansed! See more »

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21 December 1966 (Japan)  »

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Daimajin Strikes Again  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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This is the only Majin film that wasn't released in the United States during the 1960s (it first appeared on American home video in the 90s). Likewise, it's the only one that doesn't have an English dub. See more »

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Daimajin of the lake saves the day.
30 August 1999 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

The sleeping Daimajin has moved to an island home and the people under his protection live happily at lakeside. When evil warlords decide its time to subjugate these peaceful neighboring domains they go right for their leaders with some sneaky assassins and a surprise attack. As a demoralizing move they blow up the stone god in his island home. What a bad move that turns out to be. Not the best of the three Daimajins. It's much less beautifully filmed and the story isn't so great. I liked "Return of Daimajin" best because the kids are cute and the cinematographer had the eye of a naturalist.


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