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Paul Naschy (screenplay)
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25 November 1983 (Spain) See more »
n the 16th Century, the lycanthrope Waldemar Daninsky goes from his native Europe to Japan, seeking a way to cure himself of being a werewolf. Only a Japanese sorcerer named Kian and a magic silver sword can save him. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Paul Naschy ... Count Waldemar Daninsky / Irineus Daninsky (as Paúl Naschy)
Shigeru Amachi ... Kian
Beatriz Escudero ... Kinga
Junko Asahina ... Satomi
Violeta Cela ... Esther
Yôko Fuji ... Akane (as Yoko Fuji)

Conrado San Martín ... Salom Jehuda

Gérard Tichy ... Otton el grande (as Gerard Tichy)
José Vivó
Yoshirô Kitamachi ... Yukio Goto
Sara Mora
Helena Garret (as Elena Garret)
Jirô Miyaguchi
Charly Bravo (as Charlie Bravo)
Antonio Durán
Seijun Okabe
José Luis Chinchilla ... Vulko

Irene Daina
Mitsuaki Hori
Soburo Sauri
Takenori Yamase
Makiko Kitashiro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mauro Rivera
Bruno Molina ... Paje (uncredited)
Sergio Molina ... Paje (uncredited)
Pierrot ... Guardia real (uncredited)
Elvira Primavera ... Dama en la corte (uncredited)
Salvador Sáinz ... Chambelan (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Naschy  (as Jacinto Molina)
Writing credits
Paul Naschy (screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina)

Produced by
Augusto Boué .... delegate producer
Julia Saly .... producer
Masurao Takeda .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Julio Burgos 
Other crew
José Luis Chinchilla .... gunsmith
Masateru Motizuki .... gunsmith

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • DMEG (2004) (Sweden) (video)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La bestia y la espada mágica" - Spain (original title)
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USA:120 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Follows Curse of the Devil (1973)See more »


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4 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Werewolves meet the samurai?, 17 August 2006
Author: John Mclaren from London, England

Spanish cult figure Paul Naschy reappears as Count Waldemar Daninsky in this desperately poor sortie in Naschy's werewolf series.

For some bizarre reason (actually not so bizarre when you realise it was part Japanese funded), the Spanish legend is transferred to the Land of the Rising Sun. The result pleases no-one, and it is never quite clear what it is trying to achieve except a change of scene.

Daninsky rejects the sushi in favour of attacking a large number of the shocked locals. Inevitable and predictable scenes ensue.

The gore level and head count is less than usual. There is very little nudity in the Spanish cut I saw, being restricted to a couple of topless flashes during fight scenes.

All in all a mongrel take on the previously successful Naschy franchise. For completists only.

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