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Daimajin is this giant stone statue of some sort of warrior, which is protector of the feudal peasentry of its surrounding domain. It is described in the three movies as a kind of vengeful spirit trapped in stone, and as a god a la King Kong. Whichever incarnation is easiest to accept, I guess is left up to the viewer.
The plot of all three movies moves in the same structure. There is trouble in paradise, someone warns the bad guys they are going to incur the anger of Daimajin, bad guys don't listen and do really bad things to the peasents, tearful peasent offers to sacrifice self to Daimajin if he will set things right, and finally, Daimajin awakes and stomps the baddies in a major way.
However, each movie IS different. They are not traditional sequels of each other. If you can think of how the 60's Godzillas are not at all referred to by the 90's Godzillas, that's the way these go. Each one is a stand alone story.
DAIMAJIN - Basically an intro to the saga, involving peasents slaving away at hard labor for a thankless daimyo (feudal lord). When a priestess warns them about Daimajin, the daimyo decides to set the peasents straight by chiselling away at the statue. BIG mistake.Read more ›
In what is now a more common practice, all three "Daimajin" movies were made at the same time but were released a year apart. The three stories are not related to each other, except for the mighty Daimajin itself. Always on the side of right, always waiting till the last minute to awaken and seek revenge, Daimajin brings giant stony justice on those who would wrong the innocent.
This series is indeed the gem of the kaiju genre, providing both a good story and quality acting, along with a giant man in a rubber suit destroying things. The special effects are quite good. Actually, everything about this series is quite good. Fans of Japanese Samurai films or monster films cannot go wrong with this set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my childhood monsters comes back to wreak even more destruction!Published 2 months ago by AromaShaman
At the time got this it was the only game in town. Even though I still own it I've since purchased the Blu-Ray. Too bad AD Vision went out of business. Read morePublished 6 months ago by zillaphil57
At first I didn't like it, but after watching it a few times. I really learned to appreciate this movie. I would recommend it.Published 13 months ago by Linda G. Williams
In feudal Japan, an evil usurper kills a lord and rules the land with an iron hand, yet the people look to their God for deliverance. Read morePublished on July 5, 2014 by Laurence H. Williams
Majin returns to off more oppressive bad guys in old Japan. This is NOT the recently-remastered version. Picture quality is low.Published on June 3, 2014 by Steelers fan
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