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Return of Daimajin (1966)

Daimajin ikaru (original title)
Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers.

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Credited cast:
Kôjirô Hongô ...
Lord Juro
Shiho Fujimura ...
Lady Sayuri
Tarô Marui ...
Dodohei
Takashi Kanda ...
Lord Danjô Mikoshiba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Ikkaku Arai
Yûji Hamada ...
Farmer 2
Chikara Hashimoto ...
Shunpei Ikenaga / Majin(plays two parts)
Sei Hiraizumi ...
Hayato Tabe
Jutarô Hôjô ...
Genba Onikojima
Yoshitaka Itô ...
Farmer 3
Kiyokazu Kagatsume ...
Ryûta - Dodohei's Younger Brother
Hyôsuke Kanbe ...
Mohachi
Keiko Koyanagi ...
Shige
Hideo Kuroki ...
Tasuke
Tsuyotake Matsuda ...
Farmer 1
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After conquering a village, an evil warlord sets his sights on another by the lakeside. He kidnaps village local Katsushige Nakoshi (Kôichi Uenoyama) and offers an ultimatum to the villagers to hand over one of their protectors, Lord Juro (Kôjirô Hongô), in exchange for the release of Katsushige. But, Lord Juro and the brave people defy the evil doers and decide to fight for their freedom and their homeland themselves. When their sacrifices seem in vain, they pray to their stone god to awaken and fight for them. Written by Oliver Chu

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Colder than Ice, Unyielding as Stone, Divine Retribution is at Hand

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Drama | Fantasy

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13 August 1966 (Japan)  »

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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 Wrath of Daimajin (1966) See more »

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Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1974
27 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Return of Giant Majin" (pronounced 'Mah-jeen') was a sequel to "Majin, the Monster of Terror," both TV staples from decades past, followed by a third that wouldn't see release in the US for nearly 40 years (all three completed in 1966). The plots are very similar, and the God Majin doesn't walk until an hour into each feature, but the spectacle of his presence beats Godzilla all to hell. This Japanese version of The Golem, who aided the Jews against their oppressors, was a creation of Daiei Studios, but produced far fewer films than their best known monster, Gamera. Despite his rubbery appearance, Majin truly lives up to his majesty, and the villains are so evil and despicable that one cannot help but cheer their defeat. Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater aired each film only once: "Majin, the Monster of Terror" on Aug 16 1969 (followed by 1957's "The Disembodied"), "Return of Giant Majin" on May 11 1974 (following 1965's "The Navy vs. the Night Monsters").


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