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Film
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Directed by                   Produced by
Kenji Misumi Masaichi Nagata
Written by                       Music by  
Tetsurô Yoshida Akira Ifukube
Distributed by                       Rating      
Daiei Unrated
  Budget                           Box Office
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Running Time
79 minutes JP
(1 hour, 19 minutes)
Designs Used
ShodaiMajin

Wrath of Daimajin (大魔神 逆襲,   Daimashin Gyakushû?, lit. Daimajin's Counterattack) is a 1966 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Daiei Film Co. Ltd. It is the third and last film in the Daimajin trilogy.


Plot

The third and final film of the series, the same statue from the previous two Daimajin movies is located on the top of a mountain rather than on the side of it. The fathers of some local children were captured by an evil warlord and forced to work in his labor camps. When four of the children whose fathers were captured decide to rescue them by crossing the Majin mountain where the stone Daimajin statue is hibernating, a notoriously rough and dangerous area full of treacherous terrain, rough weather, evil samurai and Daimajin himself. The four boys are smart enough to pay their respects to the statue when they pass by it so it wouldn't come to life and kill them. Eventually, the warlord's men anger the statue, who once again comes to life and destroys everyone who haven't been paying homage and respect to him. The children and their fathers are spared, mostly because of the event before, as the labor camps are destroyed.

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Kenji Misumi
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Special Effects by   Yoshiyuki Kuroda

Cast

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

  • Kôjirô Hongô   as   Lord Juro
  • Shiho Fujimura   as   Lady Sayuri
  • Taro Marui   as   Dodohei
  • Takashi Kanda   as   Lord Danjô Mikoshiba
  • Kôji Fujiyama   as   Ikkaku Arai
  • Yûji Hamada   as   Farmer 2
  • Chikara Hashimoto   as   Shunpei Ikenaga and Daimajin
  • Sei Hiraizumi   as   Hayato Tabe
  • Jutarô Hojo   as   Genba Onikojima
  • Yoshitaka Ito   as   Farmer 3
  • Kiyokazu Kagatsume   as   Ryûta
  • Hyôsuke Kanbe   as   Mohachi
  • Keiko Koyanagi   as   Shige
  • Hideo Kuroki   as   Tasuke
  • Tsuyotake Matsuda   as   Farmer 1
  • Kayo Mikimoto   as   Toyo
  • Koichi Mizuhara   as   Kamon Doi
  • Kimiko Tachibana   as   Kume
  • Gen Takasugi   as   Saburôta Atô
  • Yûsaku Terajima   as   Kanetsuki-wasuke
  • Asao Uchida   as   Heibei Nakoshi
  • Koichi Uenoyama   as   Katsushige Nakoshi

Appearances

Monsters

Gallery

Main article: Wrath of Daimajin/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: Wrath of Daimajin (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Daimajin Strikes Again[1]
  • Daimajin's Counterattack
  • Return of Giant Majin
  • Daimajin Strikes Back

Video Releases

A.D. Vision (2002)[2]

  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Format: Box set, Color, Letterboxed, Live, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Other Details: 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 270 minutes runtime, 2 disc

Section 23 (2005)[3]

  • Released: April 12, 2005
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Other Details: 1.85:1 aspect ratio, 90 minutes runtime, 1 disc

Mill Creek Entertainment (2012)[1]

  • Blu-Ray
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Collector's Edition, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Other Details: 1.77:1 aspect ratio, 240 minutes runtime, 2 disc

Videos

Trailers

References

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