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Title When horror came to Shochiku [(DVD) videorecording] / produced by Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE GEN    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (336 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 37, When horror came to Shochiku.
System Details DVD, widescreen (2.24:1, 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital mono., NTSC.
Language Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Title from container.
Contents [Disc 1.] Uchū daikaijū Girara = The X from outer space (1967 ; 87 min.) -- [Disc 2.] Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro = Goke, body snatcher from Hell (1968 ; 84 min.) -- [Disc 3.] Kyūketsu dokuro-sen = The living skeleton (1968 ; 81 min.) -- [Disc 4.] Konchū daisensō = Genocide (1968 ; 84 min.)
Credits The X From Outer Space: director, Kazui Nihonmatsu ; producer, Wataru Nakajima ; screenplay, Eibu Motomochi, Moriyoshi Ishida, Kazui Nihonmatsu ; cinematography, Shizuo Hirase, Sentura Okoshi.
Goke, The Body Snatcher From Hell: director, Hajime Sato ; producer, Akira Inomata ; screenplay, Susumu Takahisa, Kyuzo Kobayashi ; cinematograpy, Shizuo Hirase.
The Living Skeleton: director, Hiroshi Matsuno ; producer, Akira Inomata ; screenplay, Kikuma Shimoiizaka, Kyuzo Kobayashi ; cinematography, Masayuki Kato.
Genocide: director, Kazui Nihonmatsu ; producer, Tsuneo Kosumi ; screenplay, Susumu Takaku ; cinematography, Shizuo Hirase.
Performer 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.
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.
Subject Interplanetary voyages -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Added Author Nihonmatsu, Kazui.
Motomochi, Eibu.
Ishida, Moriyoshi.
Wazaki, Shunya.
Harada, Itoko.
Yanagisawa, Shinichi.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Ex from outer space
Note Japanese title on container Uchu daikaiju girara
Added Title X from outer space.
Goke, body snatcher from Hell.
Living skeleton.
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)
Standard No. 715515100519
Music No. ECL166 Criterion Collection (container)
ECL167-ECL170 Criterion Collection (discs)
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