- This page is for the company established in 1974. For the original company bearing the Daiei name, see Daiei.
Daiei Film Co., Ltd. (大映映画株式会社, later renamed to Daiei Co., Ltd. Daiei Eiga Kabushiki Gaisha) (大映株式会社 and occasionally referred to as the New Daiei Daiei Kabushiki Gaisha) (新大映 in order to distinguish it from its predecessor, was a Shin Daiei)Japanese film production and distribution company. Daiei Film was founded in September of 1974 as a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten, the recipient of Daiei's assets after it declared bankruptcy in 1971. The company's production and distribution departments were divided into four main subsidiaries in 1977:
- Daiei Film Studio (大映映画撮影所, the successor to Daiei's Tokyo Studio Daiei Eiga Satsueijo)
- Daiei Film Kyoto Studio (大映映画京都撮影所, the successor to Daiei's Kyoto Studio Daiei Eiga Kyōto Satsueijo)
- Daiei Film Distribution Co., Ltd. (大映配給株式会社, the film financing and distribution division Daiei Haikyū Kabushiki Gaisha)
- Daiei Video (大映株式会社映像事業部, a home video distribution company Daiei Kabushiki Gaisha Eizō Jigyōbu)[note 1]
The new Daiei produced a total of four Gamera movies: Super Monster through Daiei Film Distribution in 1980, Guardian of the Universe in 1995, Attack of the Legion in 1996, and Revenge of Iris in 1999. It also tapped Toho's Teruyoshi Nakano to direct special effects for the science fiction movie Tokyo Blackout in 1987. Following the death of Tokuma Shoten and Daiei president Yasuyoshi Tokuma in 2000, Daiei was acquired by Kadokawa Shoten and folded into its video subsidiary to become Kadokawa Daiei Pictures in 2002.
Selected productions[edit | edit source]
1980s[edit | edit source]
- Gamera: Super Monster (1980) [Daiei Film Distribution]
- Daiei SFX Graffiti 1: Daimajin Special (1984)
- Daiei SFX Graffiti 2: Gamera Special Part 1 (1984)
- Daiei SFX Graffiti 3: Gamera Special Part 2 (1984)
- Daiei SFX Graffiti 4: Yokai Special (1984)
- All About Mighty Lady (1984) [Daiei Video]
- Tokyo Blackout (1987) [with Kansai TV and Tokuma Shoten]
1990s[edit | edit source]
- Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) [with Nippon Television and Hakuhodo]
- Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) [with Nippon Television, Hakuhodo, Fujitsu, and Nihon Shuppan]
- Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) [with Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television, Hakuhodo, and Nihon Shuppan]
Selected distributions[edit | edit source]
Daiei International Films[edit | edit source]
- Daimajin Festival (1984) [select screenings]
- Special Effects Movie Special: Gamera vs. Great Monster Gathering (1984) [select screenings]
- Gamera (1966) [The X from Outer Space video release commemorative screening, 8/4/1984]
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Name later changed to Daiei Video & Records (大映株式会社ビデオ・レコード事業部, though still commonly called Daiei Video Daiei Kabushiki Gaisha Bideo Rekōdo Jigyōbu) (大映ビデオ. Daiei Bideo)
References[edit | edit source]
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Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Shimizu, Takashi; Makuta, Keita; Motoyama, Sho (20 July 2010). Daiei Tokusatsu Movie Chronicle. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 978-4-04-854511-2.
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