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Big Monster War (1968)

Yôkai daisensô (original title)
| Horror | 1968 (USA)
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When a Babylonian vampire comes to old Japan, an army of Japanese demons and ghosts gather and battle him.

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Yoshiyuki Kuroda
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Credited cast:
Yoshihiko Aoyama Yoshihiko Aoyama ... Shinhachiro Mayama
Hideki Hanamura Hideki Hanamura ... Nebula Monster
Chikara Hashimoto Chikara Hashimoto ... Daimon
Hiromi Inoue Hiromi Inoue ... Shinobu
Mari Kanda Mari Kanda ... Osaki
Takashi Kanda Takashi Kanda ... Hyogo Isobe
Akane Kawasaki Akane Kawasaki ... Chie
Gen Kimura Gen Kimura ... Saheiji Kawano
Hajime Kimura Hajime Kimura
Gen Kuroki Gen Kuroki ... River Monster
Ikuko Môri Ikuko Môri ... Long-Necked Monster
Hinode Nishikawa Hinode Nishikawa ... Lower Officer
Tokio Oki Tokio Oki ... Yasuzo
Tomoo Uchida Tomoo Uchida ... Dainichibo
Hanji Wakai Hanji Wakai ... Gate Guard
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When a Babylonian vampire comes to old Japan, an army of Japanese demons and ghosts gather and battle him.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Monster War See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Remade as Yôkai daisensô (2005) See more »

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Drugs? Who needs drugs?
19 August 2006 | by alberto_mysterioSee all my reviews

I would like to preface the following statement by saying this; I in no way endorse the usage of illegal drugs BUT unless you've been high on mushrooms before you won't truly appreciate this movie to it's fullest.

I found this movie on the shelf at Austin's Vulcan Video and was immediately attracted to the Sid and Marty Krofft type costumes on the cover. This was back when my wife was still my girlfriend and we both were drinkers of a particularly noxious potion known as Steel Reserve. We settled in at home on our select-comfort bed in our underwear, with two 24 ounce cans each. Now, before we could even catch a buzz we were floored by the intensity of the color, which was the first mushroom-like similarity. Secondly, the frenetic action and pace of this film was also familiar. But what really set this theory in stone is the completely hallucinogenic overall mix of disparate elements. I was laughing my ass off the entire time, but underneath there was a warm nostalgic feeling because this film took me back to the days of Spectreman and War of the Gargantuas. I felt like I was a little kid watching the most wonderful thing in the world. In fact, I purchased this DVD off ebay earlier today, brand new for 7.98 total. If you are a 30-something with similar memories, I strongly suggest you purchase this film, or at very least rent it.


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