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Title When horror came to Shochiku / produced by Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion
Published [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4367 Sho/Whc  AVAILABLE
Description 4 videodiscs (336 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Series Eclipse ; Series 37
Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 37, When horror came to Shochiku.
Contents [Disc 1.] Uchū daikaijū Girara = The x from outer space (1967 ; col. ; 87 min.) -- [Disc 2.] Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro = Goke, body snatcher from Hell (1968 ; col. ; 84 min.) -- [Disc 3.] Kyūketsu dokuro-sen = The living skeleton (1968 ; b&w ; 81 min.) -- [Disc 4.] Konchū daisensō = Genocide (1968 ; col. ; 84 min.)
Summary Following years of a certain radioactive beast's domination at the box office, many Japanese studios tried to replicate the formula with their own brands of monster movies. One of the most fascinating, if short-lived, dives into that fiendish deep end was the one by Shochiku, a studio better known for elegant dramas by the likes of Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu. In 1967 and 1968, the company created four certifiably batty, low-budget fantasies, tales haunted by watery ghosts, plagued by angry insects, and stalked by aliens -- including one in the form of a giant chicken-lizard. Shochiku's outrageous and oozy horror period shows a studio leaping into the unknown, even if only for one brief, bloody moment
Notes Title from container
Credits The X From Outer Space: director, Kazui Nihonmatsu ; producer, Wataru Nakajima ; screenplay, Eibu Motomochi, Moriyoshi Ishida, Kazui Nihonmatsu ; cinematography, Shizuo Hirase, Sentura Okoshi ; editor, Yoshi Sugihara ; music, Taku Izumi
Goke, The Body Snatcher From Hell: director, Hajime Sato ; producer, Akira Inomata ; screenplay, Susumu Takahisa, Kyuzo Kobayashi ; cinematography, Shizuo Hirase ; editor, Akimitsu Terada ; music, Shunsuke Kikuchi
The Living Skeleton: director, Hiroshi Matsuno ; producer, Akira Inomata ; screenplay, Kikuma Shimoiizaka, Kyuzo Kobayashi ; cinematography, Masayuki Kato ; editor, Kazuo Ota ; music, Noboru Nishiyama
Genocide: director, Kazui Nihonmatsu ; producer, Tsuneo Kosumi ; screenplay, Susumu Takaku ; cinematography, Shizuo Hirase ; editor, Akimitsu Terada ; music, Shunsuke Kikuchi
Cast The X From Outer Space: Shunya Wazaki, Itoko Harada, Shinichi Yanagisawa ; Goke, The Body Snatcher From Hell: Teruo Yoshida, Tomomi Sato, Hideo Ko ; The Living Skeleton: Kikko Matsuoka, Yasunori Irikawa, Masumi Okada ; Genocide: Keisuke Sonoi, Yusuke Kawazu, Emi Shindo
Notes DVD, widescreen (2.24:1, 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital mono., NTSC
Japanese dialogue; English subtitles
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Interplanetary voyages -- Drama.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama.
Aircraft accidents -- Drama.
Human-alien encounters -- Drama.
Skeleton -- Drama.
Ships -- Drama.
Insects -- Drama.
Hydrogen bomb -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Horror films.
Science fiction films.
Author Nihonmatsu, Kazui, director
Satō, Hajime, 1929-1995, director
Matsuno, Kōki, 1925- director
Takaku, Susumu, 1933- author of screenplay
Motomochi, Eibi, author of screenplay
Takahisa, Susumu, author of screenplay
Kobayashi, Kyūzō, 1935-2006, author of screenplay
Shimoiizaka, Kikuma, 1927-2008, author of screenplay
Nakajima, Wataru, producer
Inomata, Akira, 1931- producer
Kosumi, Tsuneo, producer
Hirase, Shizuo, cinematographer
Okoshi, Sentura, cinematographer
Hirayama-Kato, Masayuki, 1947- cinematographer
Wazaki, Shunya, 1938- actor
Harada, Itoko, 1949- actor
Yanagisawa, Shin'ichi, 1932- actor
Yoshida, Teruo, 1936- actor
Satō, Tomomi, 1941- actor
Kō, Hideo, 1918-2009, actor
Matsuoka, Kikko, 1947- actor
Irikawa, Yasunori, 1939-2011, actor
Okada, Masumi, 1935-2006, actor
Sonoi, Keisuke, actor
Kawazu, Yūsuke, actor
Shindō, Emi, 1949- actor
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604656657 (set)
1604656654 (set)
9781604656664 (Disc 1)
1604656662 (Disc 1)
9781604656671 (Disc 2)
1604656670 (Disc 2)
9781604656688 (Disc 3)
1604656689 (Disc 3)
9781604656695 (Disc 4)
1604656697 (Disc 4)
Other Titles Uchū daikaijū Girara
X from outer space
Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro
Goke, body snatcher from Hell
Kyūketsu dokuro-sen
Living skeleton
Konchū daisensō