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This review is from: Daimajin - Triple Feature Collector's Edition - Blu-ray (Blu-ray)
In order to compete with Toho Film studios Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and many more giant monsters called "kaiju" Daiei created Gamera and this very unique "kaiju" called Majin or Daimajin.
This set of 3 films were done in the same year by 3 different directors and released at different times of the year 1966.
Each with its own iteration of the Daimajin myth.
What made these films unique was they were set in historical times. Not among modern metropolitan areas.
And Daimajin himself was maybe 20 feet tall a somewhat "realistic" giant size.
These films not only tell a ghost/monster story but also preserve traditions and culture of old Japan.
One example is the practice of Ohaguro or dying the teeth black.
Many Japanese women historically did this when they got married.
And remastered in HD for Blu Ray you can see these details very clearly now, better than ever.
The image quality is amazing. Very clear and crisp. A lot of care went into the remaster process.
When I first saw these films it was on a 27 inch 4x3 snowy picture on Creature Double Feature on a rainy Saturday morning.
Watching these Blu Rays gave me a better appreciation for what the film makers originally intended.
Yes I have the standard DVD box set as well.
I read a lot of bad reviews about the audio. And to be honest, I dont think the original audio quality was ever very good.
But instead of trying to recreate the wheel, these remasters preserve the original 2.0 mix into HD. And I like it.
It's a ghost story of despair and dark times.
Scratches and some hissing gives the film an eerie feel behind the haunting music soundtrack.
There are bonus features on disc 2 after the 3rd film.
Watch these films back to back or one at a time, each story is unique to it's own title.
And be amazed at how moder technology can bring back old screen gems as this like they were released this year.
I will not make the God of the Mountain angry, this set is a must have and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Even if you have the standard DVD box set, there is still improvements to the quality in these Blu Rays.
Yes there is a Japanese track and an English track. Subtitles are also available.