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Big Monster War (1968)

Yôkai daisensô (original title)
| Horror | 1968 (USA)
When a Babylonian vampire comes to old Japan, an army of Japanese demons and ghosts gather and battle him.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshihiko Aoyama ...
Shinhachiro Mayama
Hideki Hanamura ...
Nebula Monster
Chikara Hashimoto ...
Daimon
Hiromi Inoue ...
Shinobu
Mari Kanda ...
Osaki
Takashi Kanda ...
Hyogo Isobe
Akane Kawasaki ...
Chie
Gen Kimura ...
Saheiji Kawano
Hajime Kimura
Gen Kuroki ...
River Monster
Ikuko Môri ...
Long-Necked Monster
Hinode Nishikawa ...
Lower Officer
Tokio Oki ...
Yasuzo
Tomoo Uchida ...
Dainichibo
Hanji Wakai ...
Gate Guard
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When a Babylonian vampire comes to old Japan, an army of Japanese demons and ghosts gather and battle him.

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Fujicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Japanese mythological critters on the loose!
18 September 2003 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

As a fan of world mythology and Japanese monsters/legends, this film was right up my alley. The monsters look exactly like they do in the old woodblock prints and watercolor paintings that depict them, and kids will totally dig this (if they have the patience for subtitles).

Strangely, the monsters that I'm familiar with from the old stories seem to be pretty friendly in this film. For example, the water demon-a kappa as he's known in Japan-is rather nice, but his type of demon are known for preying on people and horses. They love to eat fresh livers, which they obtain by reaching up the victim's anus and ripping out the tasty organ. Now THAT would have been interesting to see done


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