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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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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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When the three Majin films were released on video by ADV in the 1990s, this film was given the title "Wrath of Daimajin", which is actually the title for the second Majin film. That film was called "Return of Daimajin", which is the title for the third film in the series. See more »

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Daimajin fights in the snow
28 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the third and the final installment of Daimajin trilogy. The three stories are not connected in their plots.

Daimajin is a 50ft tall stone talisman with a spirit of deity residing within. It turns mobile when the innocent people are oppressed to battle evil.

Four kids embark on a journey to rescue their father who is enslaved by an evil warlord in a place called Hell's Valley. On their way they pass the mountain where Daimajin resides. Daimajin sends a hawk to accompany the kids and to protect them, but when things goes badly for the kids, Daimajin turns his fierce face to the evil warlord.

The four kids are unusually resourceful, and gets around where even adults would find it a challenging situation, surviving in mountainous wilderness, and in a snow storm.

Daimajin awakes this time in a snow storm, and rest is a bad day for the evil warlord and his soldiers.

The production isn't as good as the previous Daimajin movie as the movie relies heavily on the acting ability of the four very young actors. They put in a surprisingly good performance, but they're no Jody Foster in "Taxi Driver". The caliber of other actors aren't as high as well. Special effects are just as good, and it's one of the best '60s suitmation movie. It's better in my opinion than the Gamera series done by the same studio around the same time. Not a masterpiece in any way, but a movie that still holds its own after nearly half a century.

Recent TV mini-series "Daimajin Kanon" is a direct homage to this series with Daimajin being done in CG instead of suitmation.


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