DAIMAJIN

Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Japan, 1966, Arrow Films, Cult

The DAIMAJIN Trilogy saw Daiei’s Kyoto studios bringing its own iconic movie monster to life in a series that transplants the Golem legend to late-16th century Japan. In DAIMAJIN, directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (YOKAI MONSTERS), the young son and daughter of feudal lord Hanabusa flee to the mountains when their parents are slain by the treacherous usurper Odate. Ten years later, when the elderly priestess who has harboured them is also murdered, the rage of the slumbering ancient god that lies beneath the crumbling giant stone idol hidden deep in the forest mountains is invoked. Remarkably overlooked in the West, this thrilling tale of feudal oppression and divine retribution combines lavish period detail with jaw-dropping special effects.

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Details

  • 84 mins.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

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  • DCP

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