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Daimajin (1966)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 9 August 1968 (USA)
A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

Director:

Kimiyoshi Yasuda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miwa Takada ... Kozasa Hanabusa
Yoshihiko Aoyama Yoshihiko Aoyama ... Tadafumi Hanabusa
Jun Fujimaki Jun Fujimaki ... Kogenta
Ryûtarô Gomi Ryûtarô Gomi ... Samanosuke
Ryûzô Shimada Ryûzô Shimada ... Tadakiyo Hanabusa
Tatsuo Endô Tatsuo Endô ... Gunjurô
Shôsaku Sugiyama Shôsaku Sugiyama
Saburô Date Saburô Date ... Ippei Cyjûma
Otome Tsukimiya Otome Tsukimiya ... Shinobu - The Shrine Maiden
Keiko Kayama Keiko Kayama ... Haruno
Eigorô Onoe Eigorô Onoe ... Gosaku
Gen Kimura Gen Kimura ... Mosuke - Take-bô's Dad
Hideki Ninomiya Hideki Ninomiya ... Tadafumi as a boy
Shizuhiro Izoguchi Shizuhiro Izoguchi ... Take-bô - The Boy
Yûtarô Ban Yûtarô Ban ... Mondo
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Storyline

A samurai lord of a once peaceful village was murdered by one of his own men. The traitor then claims the throne, forcing the lord's two small children to flee into the woods, where they conceal themselves near the huge stone statue of Daimajin, the god of their village. After 10 years, the new samurai lord was proven to be very brutal and merciless towards the villagers, showing off his authority to no limits. Therefore, the villagers pray for Daimajin to awaken and to use his powers and spirit to save them from the treachery. Written by Oliver Chu

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Unbelievable. Unstoppable. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 August 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Majin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Entertaining story
30 January 2011 | by sebpopcornSee all my reviews

I picked up this movie because I like giant monster films and was expecting this to be your average monster smash up. Often with giant monster films the bits with humans in are nothing more than padding and have little or nothing to do with the plot. I'm thinking of Godzilla vs King Kong with the pointless magic string guys or the awful little poet kid in Godzilla vs The Smog Monster. This film is nothing like that, the story is interesting in its own right.

The real draw is of course the big guy and he's excellent too. His inevitable rampage is well put together with some nice special effects. I was really surprised by this film, it was a lot better than I expected and definitely worth seeing.


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