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The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983)

La bestia y la espada mágica (original title)
n the 16th Century, the lycanthrope Waldemar Daninsky goes from his native Europe to Japan, seeking a way to cure himself of being a werewolf. Only a Japanese sorcerer named Kian and a magic silver sword can save him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Count Waldemar Daninsky / Irineus Daninsky (as Paúl Naschy)
... Kian
Beatriz Escudero ... Kinga
Junko Asahina ... Satomi
Violeta Cela ... Esther
Yôko Fuji ... Akane (as Yoko Fuji)
... Salom Jehuda
... Otton el grande (as Gerard Tichy)
José Vivó
Yoshirô Kitamachi ... Yukio Goto
Sara Mora
Helena Garret ... (as Elena Garret)
Jirô Miyaguchi
Charly Bravo ... (as Charlie Bravo)
Antonio Durán
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n the 16th Century, the lycanthrope Waldemar Daninsky goes from his native Europe to Japan, seeking a way to cure himself of being a werewolf. Only a Japanese sorcerer named Kian and a magic silver sword can save him.

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Horror | Fantasy

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25 November 1983 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Beast and the Magic Sword  »

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ESP 200,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Follows Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (1968) See more »

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Werewolves meet the samurai?
17 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Spanish cult figure Paul Naschy reappears as Count Waldemar Daninsky in this desperately poor sortie in Naschy's werewolf series.

For some bizarre reason (actually not so bizarre when you realise it was part Japanese funded), the Spanish legend is transferred to the Land of the Rising Sun. The result pleases no-one, and it is never quite clear what it is trying to achieve except a change of scene.

Daninsky rejects the sushi in favour of attacking a large number of the shocked locals. Inevitable and predictable scenes ensue.

The gore level and head count is less than usual. There is very little nudity in the Spanish cut I saw, being restricted to a couple of topless flashes during fight scenes.

All in all a mongrel take on the previously successful Naschy franchise. For completists only.


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