The Whale God (1962)
aka Kujira gami
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Kaiju
Country: Japan | Director: Tokuzô Tanaka
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 100mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 820×362 – 23.976fps – 1.33gb
A fishing village is terrorized by a giant whale, and the fishermen are determined to kill it. A Japanese variation of the “Moby Dick” story.
This is a classy production from the early ’60s Daiei Motion Picture Co. and perhaps the first excursion by the company into the realm of giant monsters. Clearly influenced by John Houston’s epic 1956 adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, this period production forgoes the rampaging reptilian behemoths so popular in genre cinema around the world at the time. Instead it focuses on that first great sea monster, which man sought to conquer upon setting out across the open sea – the whale.
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