The Daimajin Trilogy (Blu-ray)

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  • Publisher: ARROW VIDEO
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  • Themes: Battles, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 250
  • Year Created: 1966
  • Release Date: 1/25/2022
  • Dimensional Weight: 1.5
  • Region Code: A

The Daimajin Trilogy contains the films Daimajin, Return of Daimajin, and Wrath of Daimajin.

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.

Special Features: Commentaries; Newly filmed introduction to Daimajin 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; My Summer Holidays with Daimajin, a newly filmed interview with Professor Yoneo Ota about the production of the Daimajin films at Daiei Kyoto; From Storyboard to Screen: Bringing Return of Daimajin to Life; Trailers; Image Gallery

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