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Film Review: Wrath of Daimajin (1966) by Kazuo Mori

Film Review: Wrath of Daimajin (1966) by Kazuo Mori

After two successful entries in the series, Daiei Studios closed out the year 1966 with the third and final in the Daimajin saga, with Kazuo Mori taking on the adventures of the stone statue guardian of the oppressed. Initially never released in America until a VHS release in the 1990s when the series was first introduced on the format, this slightly underwhelming but still fun venture comes to home media courtesy of a box set from Arrow Video.

In a mountainous region of Japan, evil warlord Lord Arakawa (Toru Abe) kidnaps the men of nearby villages to use for slave labor, producing gunpowder from his sulfur pits. After learning one of his prisoners has escaped, he invades a peaceful lakeside village during one of their annual festivals. In the course of burning down buildings, executing helpless civilians, and generally looting and pillaging, the warlord’s men blow up

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