Tag Archives: Japanese

Rodan (1956)

“The Pteranodon is the largest flying species recorded in our history. According to the computer calculation from its egg-shell, this one – we named it ‘Rodan’ – has a 270-foot wing-span…”   [Original title: Sora No Daikaiju Radon (Giant Sky … Continue reading

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Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (1972)

“My son and I have chosen a life of evil… For this day we have been long prepared. If this is where we lose everything that we hold dear – if this is what fate has decreed for us – … Continue reading

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Kwaidan (1964)

“I want to talk of the past and the present and the future with you…”   [Also known as: Kaidan] Director:  Kobayashi Masaki Starring:  Mikuni Rentarō, Aratama Michiyo, Watanabe Misako, Nakadai Tatsuya, Kishi Keiko, Mochizuki Yûko, Nakamura Katsuo, Tanba Tetsurō, … Continue reading

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Battle Royale (2000)

“This country’s absolutely no good anymore. So the bigwigs got together and passed this law: Battle Royale. So today’s lesson is—you kill each other off…”   [Original title: Batoru Rowaiaru] Director:  Fukasaku Kinji Starring:  Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki, Kitano Takeshi, … Continue reading

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The Green Slime (1968)

“These creatures could be developing in any part of the station where a drop of this substance can reach any kind of energy!”   Director:  Fukasaku Kinji Starring:  Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi, Bud Widom, Ted Gunther, Robert Dunham, … Continue reading

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Hausu (1977)

“It’s unscientific, unexplainable, unnatural, unreasonable. It doesn’t make sense!”   Director:  Ōbayashi Nobuhiko Starring:  Ikegami Kimiko, Oba Kumiko, Jinbo Miki, Matsubara Ai, Tanaka Eriko, Miyako Masayo, Satô Mieko, Minamida Yōko, Wanibuchi Haruko, Sasazawa Saho, Ozaki Kiyohiko, Kobayashi Asei Screenplay:  Katsura … Continue reading

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Sword Of Vengeance (1972)

“Daigoro, the road you will take shall be chosen by you alone. If you choose this sword, you will travel the road of the assassin, with me. If you choose this handball, I will send you to be with your … Continue reading

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Half Human (1958)

“It is my belief that this species is one-half animal…and half-human!”   [aka Half Human: The Story Of The Abominable Snowman] Director:  Honda Ishirō and Kenneth G. Crane Starring:  John Carradine, Russell Thorson, Robert Karnes, Morris Ankrum, Kōchi Momoko, Takarada … Continue reading

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Warning From Space (1956)

“We have been keeping track of a runaway planet from another galaxy. Now we are positive it is on a collision course with Earth.”   [Original title: Uchūjin Tokyo ni Ararwaru (Spacemen Appear In Tokyo)] [aka The Mysterious Satellite] Director:  … Continue reading

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Gojira (1954)

“I cannot believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species. If we keep conducting nuclear tests, it is possible that another Godzilla might appear…somewhere in the world…”   Director:  Honda Ishirō Starring:  Takarada Akira, Kochi Momoko, Hirata … Continue reading

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