Daimajin (1966)
aka Majin the Monster of Terror
Genre: Kaiju | Drama | Fantasy | Horror
Country: Japan | Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Language: English or Japanese (2 separate Audio Tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 83mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.72gb

A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

This movie was made by Daiei Studios, known for its Gamera movies. It is about a samurai lord who was murdered by one of his own men. He claims his throne, forcing his former’s two children to flee into the woods, where they hide near a huge stone statue for 10 years. In those time that passed, the new samurai lord has proved to be very brutal and ruthless towards the village people and the valley. Therefore, it seems that the good people’s only hope is the stone statue, which is where a demon god sleeps; they want the god to help them.

This samurai movie brings to us traditional Japanese aspects including sword-fights, geisha and worshipers. It is a superb and powerful story of survival and hope, with the protagonists attempting to triumph over pure evil. It is full of excitement, particularly the parts where the children struggles to remain in hiding as the evil warlord is out to get them. In addition, it has beautiful cinematography, with luscious landscapes of the village and countryside-instantly reminds you of the ancient times in Japan.

As with most samurai movies like “The Seven Samuari” and “The Last Samuarai,” this movie is no less than pure, sometimes graphic, action. There are several disturbing scenes in the film. Therefore, it is not the casual sci-fi film. Yet, it is strong and powerful, and delivers a message that a good-natured human can overcome any adversaries, as depicted in this film, even the young innocent girl can calm the wrath of the demon god. The scenes of the demon god, known as Daimajin, trampling on its enemies and anything that stands in his way will instantly remind you of a Godzilla or Gamera film. Overall, a powerful and serious, yet hopeful film.

So, be careful with your samurai sword. You wouldn’t want to rattle Daimajin’s cages.


Daimajin (1966)