The Great Buddha Arrival (1934)

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The Great Buddha Arrival
A still from The Great Buddha Arrival
Directed by Yoshiro Edamasa
Producer(s) Yoshiro Edamasa

The Great Buddha Arrival (大佛廻國,   Daibutsu Kaikoku) is a lost 1934 kaiju film produced by Giant Buddha Movie Factory.[1] It is the first known Japanese film to feature a kaiju-sized character. Though planned as the start of a franchise, no sequels ever manifested. The film itself was likely destroyed by bombing by Allied forces during World War II or carelessness by the studio.

Plot

The Buddha statue in Shurakuen Park comes to life, rises to his full 33-meter height, and embarks on a journey to save humanity. After passing through tourist attractions in the Chukyo region, the statue flies off to Tokyo. A 1934 magazine article purportedly describes scenes in which the statue "strides over a train," "rests his head on a three-story building," and "makes geisha girls dance on his palm."[2]

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Yoshiro Edamasa
  • Produced by   Yoshiro Edamasa
  • Cinematography by   Haruzo Ando, Harumi Machii

Cast

  • Hidemichi Ishikawa
  • Kazuyo Kojima
  • Tankai Soganoya

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References

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TopMonarchScientist

5 months ago
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Why do people rate the film if it is lost??
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Les

5 months ago
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Removed
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TopMonarchScientist

5 months ago
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Thnx
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Behemoth1999

6 months ago
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I've seen the handfull of still images floating. Aparrently some REALLY brief bits of moving footage is around as well but i haven't come across it.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

6 months ago
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That might just be from The Great Buddha Arrival, which does a pretty great job of recreating what this film might have looked like in a flashback.
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Green Blob Thing

35 months ago
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This sounds interesting. Kinda wish it wasn't lost now.
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CdrWikizilla

34 months ago
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same
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Emperor Ghidorah

23 months ago
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Same
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