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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: AV412
  • UPC: 760137820789
  • Street Date: 01/25/22
  • PreBook Date: 12/21/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
  • Run Time: 250 mins
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1966
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Japanese

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Miwa Takada
  • Actor: Yoshihiko Aoyama
  • Actor: Kojiro Hongo
  • Actor: Shiho Fujimura
  • Actor: Hideki Ninomiya
  • Actor: Toru Abe
  • Actor: Saburô Date
  • Actor: Tatsuo Endô
  • Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
  • Director: Kenji Misumi
  • Director: Kazuo Mori
  • Director: Kazuo Mori, Kenji Misumi, Kimiyoshi Yasuda

 

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The Daimajin Trilogy [Standard Edition]

THE ANCIENT GOD DAIMAJIN ARISES!

The Daimajin Trilogy [Standard Edition]
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In Daimajin, directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (Yokai Monsters, Zatoichi on the Road), the young son and daughter of the benevolent 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 harbored them is also murdered, the rage of the slumbering ancient god that lies beneath the crumbling giant stone idol hidden deep in the forests in the mountains is invoked. In Return of Daimajin, Kenji Misumi (Tale of Zatoichi, Lone Wolf and Cub) brings his usual stylistic flourish, as the wrathful deity is roused from his new home on an island in the middle of a lake by the violent incursions of a vicious warlord. In the final film, Wrath of Daimajin, by veteran jidaigeki director Kazuo Mori, four young boys make a perilous trip to elicit the help of the ancient mountain god in freeing their family members who have been enslaved by a tyrannical lord. Remarkably overlooked in the West, these three thrilling tales of feudal oppression and divine retribution meted out by the iconic stone warrior of the title combine lavish period detail with jaw-dropping special effects.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the three Daimajin films
  • Lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio for all films Optional English subtitles
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank
  • DISC ONE – DAIMAJIN
  • Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film expert Stuart Galbraith IV
  • Newly filmed introduction by critic Kim Newman
  • Bringing the Avenging God to Life, a brand new exclusive video essay about the special effects of the Daimajin films by Japanese film historian Ed Godziszewski
  • Alternate opening credits for the US release as Majin - The Monster of Terror
  • Trailers for the original Japanese and US releases
  • Image gallery
  • DISC TWO – RETURN OF DAIMAJIN
  • Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film experts Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
  • My Summer Holidays with Daimajin, a newly filmed interview with Professor Yoneo Ota, director of the Toy Film Museum, Kyoto Film Art Culture Research Institute, about the production of the Daimajin films at Daiei Kyoto
  • From Storyboard to Screen: Bringing Return of Daimajin to Life, a comparison of several key scenes in Return of Daimajin with the original storyboards
  • Alternate opening credits for the US release as Return of the Giant Majin
  • Trailers for the original Japanese and US releases
  • Image gallery
  • DISC THREE – WRATH OF DAIMAJIN
  • Brand new audio commentary by Asian historian Jonathan Clements
  • Interview with cinematographer Fujio Morita discussing his career at Daiei and his work on the Daimajin Trilogy
  • Trailers for the original Japanese release
  • Image Gallery

Sales Points

  • Japanese giant monster movie for fans of King Kong, Godzilla & Gamera
  • Tradewide edition of the sold out, previously limited-edition collection

Press Quotes

Surprising hybrids of chanbara and kaiju films, the titles in The Daimajin Trilogy, now available in a superb Arrow Video box set, are... eminently satisfying

     —Slant Magazine

Exquisite and expansive sets, special effects, massive battles, and a wonderful final act that redefines the word 'awesome.' Highly Recommended.

     —The Sound View

A must have for Kaiju fans

     —B & S About Movies

Arrow has once more brought to the world a classic that would have been missed and have included plenty of extras. Arrow Video went all out. Bravo to them for doing so. And for those who enjoy giant creatures, Japanese cinema, foreign films or just having a good old time then pick this one up.

     —Digital Views

The quality is top-notch

     —The Daimajin Trilogy [Standard Edition] [Blu-ray], Screaming Cinema

  

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