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Kujira Gami (1962 film)

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Film
Kujira Gami Poster
Directed by                   Produced by
Tokuzo Tanaka Masaichi Nagata
Written by                       Music by  
Kaneto Shindo Akira Ifukube
Distributed by                       Rating      
DaieiJP Not Rated
  Budget                           Box Office
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Running Time
100 minutesJP
(1 hour, 40 minutes)
Designs Used
ShodaiKuji

Kujira Gami (鯨神,   Kujira Gami?, lit. Whale God) is a 1962 tokusatsu kaiju film based on the titular novel, and was produced by Daiei Motion Picture Company.


Plot

Sim

The book cover of the original novelization.

A small fishing village is terrorized by a seemingly unkillable whale. Shaki, whose family has been destroyed by the monster's rampage, becomes obsessed with killing it. Meanwhile, a brutal drunkard comes to the village, intent on killing the whale himself.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Tokuzo Tanaka
  • Written by   Kaneto Shindo
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by   Setsuo Kobayashi
  • Production Design by   Shigeo Mano
  • Special Effects by   Chikara Komatsubara, Takesaburo Watanabe and Hiroshi Ishida

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Kojiro Hongo   as   -
  • Shintaro Katsu   as   -
  • Shiho Fujimura   as   -
  • Takeshi Shimura   as   -
  • Kyoko Enami   as   -
  • Kichijiro Ueda   as   -
  • Koji Fujiyama   as   -
  • Bontaro Miake   as   -

Appearances

Monsters

Gallery

Main article: Kujira Gami (1962 film)/Gallery.

Video Releases

Kadokawa (2006)[1]

  • Released: May 26, 2006
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Dolby Digital 2.0 monophonic Japanese
  • Format: NSTC
  • Other Details: 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 100 minutes run time, disc, Japanese version

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