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Wrath of Daimajin (1966)

Daimajin gyakushû (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy | December 2011 (USA)
In a mountainous region of Japan, Lord Arakawa kidnaps the men of nearby villages to use as slave labor, producing gunpowder from his sulfur pits. A band of young boys decide to rescue their enslaved fathers on their own.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hideki Ninomiya Hideki Ninomiya ... Tsurukichi
Shinji Hori Shinji Hori ... Daisaku
Masahide Iizuka Masahide Iizuka ... Kinta
Muneyuki Nagatomo Muneyuki Nagatomo ... Sugitatsu
Junichiro Yamashita Junichiro Yamashita ... Syôhachi
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Hidanokami Arakawa
Takashi Nakamura Takashi Nakamura ... Sanpei
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Daizen Matsunaga
Tanie Kitabayashi Tanie Kitabayashi ... Old Woman Kane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chikara Hashimoto Chikara Hashimoto ... Majin (as Riki Hashimoto)
Yûzô Hayakawa Yûzô Hayakawa ... Yoshibei
Yukio Horikita Yukio Horikita ... Yada
Manabu Morita Manabu Morita ... Tôma Kuroki
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Storyline

An evil warlord invades a peaceful lakeside village during one of their annual festivals. In the course of burning down buildings, executing helpless civilians and generally looting and pillaging, the warlord's men blow up the statue of the village god and sink the pieces deep in the lake. Everything looks hopeless for the people of the village until a strange force from beneath the water's surface begins pulling enemy soldiers to their deaths. Has the local come back for its revenge? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Now the land must be cleansed! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daimajin Strikes Again 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

This is the only Majin film that wasn't released in the United States during the 1960s (it first appeared on American home video in the 90s). Likewise, it's the only one that doesn't have an English dub. See more »

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Follows Return of Daimajin (1966) See more »

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Daimajin of the lake saves the day.
30 August 1999 | by junguurSee all my reviews

The sleeping Daimajin has moved to an island home and the people under his protection live happily at lakeside. When evil warlords decide its time to subjugate these peaceful neighboring domains they go right for their leaders with some sneaky assassins and a surprise attack. As a demoralizing move they blow up the stone god in his island home. What a bad move that turns out to be. Not the best of the three Daimajins. It's much less beautifully filmed and the story isn't so great. I liked "Return of Daimajin" best because the kids are cute and the cinematographer had the eye of a naturalist.


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