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Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)

A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

Director:

Ishirô Honda

Writers:

Takeo Murata, Shigeru Kayama (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Takeshi Iijima, alpine club member
Akemi Negishi ... Chika, villager
Momoko Kôchi ... Machiko Takeno, Iijima's lover
Nobuo Nakamura ... Professor Koizumi
Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai ... Nakata, alpine club member
Kokuten Kôdô ... Tribal Chief
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi ... Oba, animal broker
Akira Tani Akira Tani ... Chubby Thug, Oba's men
Kenji Kasahara Kenji Kasahara ... Shinsuke Takeno, Machiko's younger brother
Senkichi Ômura Senkichi Ômura ... Villager
Toshitsugu Suzuki Toshitsugu Suzuki ... Kurihara, alpine club member (as Kôji Suzuki)
Ren Yamamoto Ren Yamamoto ... Shinagawa, alpine club member
Akira Sera Akira Sera ... Matsui, hotelier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Kodama, reporter
Tadashi Okabe Tadashi Okabe ... Takeno, Machiko' older brother
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Storyline

A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Half Human See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Toho had created a self-imposed ban on the film, and is thus not available on home video in Japan, due to the negative manner in which the Burakumin (not the Ainu, as is commonly believed) are portrayed, as inbred mutant savages. The film is, however, screened at film festivals showing the works of director Ishiro Honda. See more »

Alternate Versions

Later recut into the American film _Half Human (1958)_. Almost an hour of the Japanese footage was discarded. See more »

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Edited into Half Human (1958) See more »

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Jû jin yuki otoko: The worst Toho movie
6 September 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I'm binging Toho movies and have to say that thus far Half Human is by far the worst.

It tells the story of a yeti like creature and its kin that an expedition comes across on Mount Fuji.

Looking dated even for 1955, lacking any of the Toho charm and without Kurosawa this is an absolute disjointed mess with no redeeming features.

Make no mistake this isn't a traditional over the top Toho creature film like Godzilla or Rodan, it's a poor sasquatch film that fails to entertain.

The Good:

Nothing springs to mind

The Bad:

Story is very poorly constructed

Looks terrible

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Toho have far from a flawless record


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