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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

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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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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Behind a Mask of Stone, the Fires of Vengeance Burn! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Many of the women seen in the film have black teeth. This was a Japanese tradition known as Ohaguro, and was to signify a woman being married. See more »

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Referenced in Daicon III Opening Animation (1981) See more »

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Samurais vs. Giant Stone Statue
13 May 2000 | by wh-3See all my reviews

Surprisingly good Japanese monster movie. Evil warlord enslaves townspeople until one prays to the mysterious unfinished stone statue on a mountain. The statues comes to life and goes on a rampage. The special effects are much better then what you may be used to from Japanese monster movies of the sixties.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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