Geharha: The Dark and Long Haired Monster (2009)

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Geharha: The Dark and
Long Haired Monster
The Japanese poster for Geharha: The Dark and Long Haired Monster
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Giant Long Haired
Monster Geharha
(TV 2009)
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Directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi
Producer Shinji Higuchi, Takuyuki Matsuno
Written by Jun Miura
Music by Akira Ifukube (stock)
Funded by Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Production company IMAGE Co., Ltd.
Rating Not Rated
Running time 17 minutes (TV version),
21 minutes (director's cut)[1]
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
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Geharha: The Dark and Long Haired Monster (長髪大怪獣ゲハラ,   Chōhatsu Daikaijū Gehara, lit. "Giant Long Haired Monster Geharha") is a 2009 made-for-television kaiju short film directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi and written by Jun Miura. Funded by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) and produced by IMAGE Co., Ltd., it aired on the NHK program Paphoo! on February 24, 2009.[1]

Plot

Two fishermen were on a boat. The boat suddenly began shaking and soon exploded as Geharha rose from the ocean. One fisherman survived Geharha's attack and was found completely bald. He was admitted into a hospital where he began suffering from violent outbursts, screaming the word "hair" quite often. This intrigued a photographer to go deep into a forest looking for anything possibly connected to the attack on the boat. He found a broken stone that read 'Geharha Shrine'. He came across a wooden house full of people that worshipped Geharha, practicing a native dance dedicated to the beast. Their leader told the report that Geharha had escaped and that nothing could be done to stop it. Geharha attacked the city and was attacked by the military, but their weapons were useless. They then made a giant fan which they used to fight Geharha, destroying the area around it in the process. The military continued to attack Geharha, driving him out of the city. They tracked him down in the mountains and bombed him, eventually killing him and causing his body to fall into a river. However, a UFO then came and captured Geharha. They threatened the humans to surrender and then revived Geharha, setting him free to attack Japan once again.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kiyotaka Taguchi
  • Planned and written by   Jun Miura
  • Based on a story by   Maya Nemoto
  • Executive producer   Shinji Higuchi
  • Produced by   Takuyuki Matsuno
  • Stock music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by   Satoshi Murakawa
  • Edited by   Atsuki Sato
  • Production design by   Masato Inatsuki
  • 1st assistant director   Ryuta Miyazaki
  • Director of special effects   Kiyotaka Taguchi (uncredited)

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Ken Osawa   as   Hideo Hagiwara
  • Mina Fujii   as   Momoko Hagiwara
  • Yukihide Benny
  • Jiji-Boo   as   doctor
  • Mark Chinery   as   Dr. Anderson
  • Wakana Matsumoto, Keisaku Kimura   as   signalmen
  • Akane Oshawa
  • Yuri Morishita
  • Mitsuko Oka   as   Tsuruko Hagiwara
  • Shiro Sano   as   Dr. Murakami
  • Tomorowo Taguchi   as   Shinto priest
  • Kanji Tsuda   as   Fisherman Kubo
  • Hiroyuki Watanabe   as   JSDF commander
  • Pierre Taki   as   Tank Corps captain
  • Terry Ito   as   alien
  • Kazuhiro Yoshida   as   Geharha

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, vehicles, and races

Gallery

Main article: Geharha: The Dark and Long Haired Monster/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • Giant Long Haired Monster Geharha (literal Japanese title)
  • Geharha: The Dark and Long Hair Monster (alternate English title)[1]

Video releases

King Records DVD/Blu-ray (2009)

  • Region: 2 (DVD) or A/1 (Blu-ray)
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: "The People Who Made Geharha" behind-the-scenes featurette

Videos

Japanese trailer

Trivia

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "GEHARHA DVD/Blu-ray Release in Japan with English Subtitles 09/30/09". SciFi Japan.

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