Daiei’s Kyoto studios brought its own iconic movie monster to life in the Daimajin trilogy, the short-lived series that gave us feudal oppression and divine retribution, alongside the iconic stone warrior, against the lavish backdrop of late-16th century Japan.
Now, Arrow Video is releasing the three thrilling tales – Daimajin, Return of Daimajin and Wrath of Daimajin – on limited edition Blu-ray, and we have a set to give away!
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In Daimajin, directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (Yokai Monsters, Zatoichi on the Road), the young son and daughter of the benevolent feudal lord Hanabusa flee to the mountains when their parents are slain by the treacherous usurper Odate. Ten years later, when the elderly priestess who has harboured them is also murdered, the rage of the slumbering ancient god that lies beneath the crumbling giant stone idol hidden deep in the forests in the mountains is invoked.
In Return of Daimajin, Kenji Misumi (Tale of Zatoichi, Lone Wolf and Cub) brings his usual stylistic flourish, as the wrathful deity is roused from his new home on an island in the middle of a lake by the violent incursions of a vicious warlord.
In the final film, Wrath of Daimajin, by veteran jidaigeki director Kazuo Mori, four young boys make a perilous trip to elicit the help of the ancient mountain god in freeing their family members who have been enslaved by a tyrannical lord.
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The Daimajin Trilogy will be released on limited edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video on 26 July.