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Release Date:
13 August 1966 (Japan) See more »
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Colder than Ice, Unyielding as Stone, Divine Retribution is at Hand
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Giant statue exacts revenge upon those who conquer its worshippers. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kôjirô Hongô ... Lord Juro
Shiho Fujimura ... Lady Sayuri
Taro 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 Hojo ... Genba Onikojima
Yoshitaka Ito ... Farmer 3
Kiyokazu Kagatsume ... Ryûta - Dodohei's Younger Brother
Hyôsuke Kanbe ... Mohachi
Keiko Koyanagi ... Shige
Hideo Kuroki ... Tasuke
Gôbu Matsuda ... Farmer 1
Kayo Mikimoto ... Toyo
Koichi Mizuhara ... Kamon Doi
Kimiko Tachibana ... Kume - Dodohei's Mother
Gen Takasugi ... Saburôta Atô
Yûsaku Terajima ... Kanetsuki-wasuke
Asao Uchida ... Heibei Nakoshi - Sayuri's Father
Koichi Uenoyama ... Katsushige Nakoshi - Sayuri's Brother
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Directed by
Kenji Misumi 
 
Writing credits
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Tetsurô Yoshida 

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Special Effects by
Yoshiyuki Kuroda .... special effects
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Daimajin ikaru" - Japan (original title)
"The Return of Giant Majin" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
79 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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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Bad guys are in trouble now ! - Part 2, 28 April 2011
Author: ebiros2 from United States

This is the second installment of the Daimajin trilogy although the three stories are not connected.

Daimajin is a talismanic 50 ft stone statue embodied with the spirit of local god. It normally sits idle with a peaceful face, but when the people are oppressed, it wakes up and changes to fierce expression to protect the innocent.

The settings is in samurai era Japan. Country of Chigusa is invaded by the neighboring warlord of Mikoshiba. What the warlord of Mikoshiba doesn't know is that Chigusa is protected by Daimajin. He wreaks havoc on the people of Chigusa until - you guessed it - he pisses off the Daimajin !

Even seen as samurai movie, this movie has one of the best cinematography showing Daiei's experience in making samurai movies. Special effects are one of the best for '60s Japanese movie as well. Kojiro Hongo who was the star of '60s and '90s Gamera series also stars in this movie. Supporting casts are good too, and they deliver superb performance.

The movie is an interesting mixture of samurai and giant monster movie, but it works.

The recent TV mini-series "Daimajin Kanon" is a direct homage to this series and features the Daimajin in modern settings.

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