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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 ... Tadafumi Hanabusa
Jun Fujimaki Jun Fujimaki ... Kogenta
Ryûtarô Gomi ... Samanosuke
Ryûzô Shimada Ryûzô Shimada ... Tadakiyo Hanabusa
Tatsuo Endô ... Gunjurô
Shôsaku Sugiyama
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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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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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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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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i thought I hallucinated this one
10 July 2005 | by sarahpartridgeSee all my reviews

I saw this at least twice on Channel 56 (Boston) Creature Double Feature when I was a kid- and it's the kind of movie you remember but can't believe existed. It was pretty amazing! This giant ancient Japanese warrior statue comes out of the sea and starts kicking ass. I had to wait for the internet and the debut of Google to find that I was right---it does exist. Now I am psyched and want to get the DVD if it exists. Right on !

Other films on Channel 56 were the original War of the Worlds, which scared the hell out of me (it's really scary for a bad old sci fi flick---its the tentacles which I could psyche myself could be outside my window) and also the X from outer space and some other weird stuff that I will no doubt find out about someday, but this is really hallucinatory and amazing.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 August 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Majin See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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