Genocide (1968)

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The Japanese poster for Genocide
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png The Great Insect War (1968)
See alternate titles
Directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu
Producer(s) Tsuneo Ozumi
Written by Susumu Takaku, Kingen Amada (story)
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Distributor Shochiku Company Ltd.JP
Rating Approved
Running time 84 minutes
(1 hour, 24 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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Genocide (昆虫大戦争,   Konchū Daisensō, lit. The Great Insect War) is a 1968 tokusatsu kaiju horror film produced by Shochiku Company Ltd.. It was released to Japanese theaters on November 9, 1968.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Jozi Akiyama an insect collector from Japan witnesses a U.S. strategic bomber efficiently carrying a hydrogen bomb struck down by a swarm of giant insects in the South Sea while on its way to Vietnam. at Guam headquarters Lieutenant Colonel Gordon, who was

in charge of recovering the bomb in Vietnam finds the captain and co-pilot of the plane remain inside the plane and accuses Akiyama of executing the captain, co-pilot and a man named Charlie that survived the crash but lost his memories, and hiding in a cave on the island. Akiyama asked a girl named Yoshito Nagumo a scientist from Tokyo City to help him collect some of the insects from a neighbouring island a woman named Annabelle kidnapped the survivor Charlie and takes him to a gang in country x where he is killed by giant insects. Meanwhile, U.S. troops on the island are attacked and killed by giant insect bees. Akiyama and Nagumo, who knew about the giant bees, have developed a weapon to kill the bees but is destroyed by accident. Gordon tries to use a hydrogen bomb to blow-up the island and kill the bees Nagumo tries to stop him when the bees are about to spread to Japanese shores the bomb is ignited killing everything on the island.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: Genocide/Credits.

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

  • Directed by   Kazui Nihonmatsu
  • Written by   Susumu Takaku
  • Story by   Kingen Amada
  • Produced by   Tsuneo Ozuno
  • Music by   Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • Cinematography by   Shizuo Hirase, Sosaburo Shinomura
  • Edited by   Akimitsu Terada
  • Production design by   Koretaka Yoshino
  • Assistant directing by   Keiji Shiraki
  • Special effects by   Keiji Kawakami, Shun Suganuma

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Keisuke Sonoi   as   Yoshito Nagumo
  • Yusuke Kawazu   as   Joji Akiyama
  • Emi Shindo   as   Yukari Akiyama
  • Kathy Horan   as   Annabelle
  • Chico Lourant   as   Charlie
  • Reiko Hitomi   as   Junko Komura
  • Ralph Jesser   as   Lieutenant Colonel Gordon
  • Franz Gruber   as   Military physician
  • Mike Daneen   as   Bomber pilot
  • Harold Conway   as   American military commander
  • Chuko Ueda   as   Matsunaga
  • Saburo Aonuma   as   Detective
  • Hiroshi Aoyama   as   Fuji
  • Toshiyuki Ichimura   as   Kudo
  • Eriko Sono   as   Nagumo's assistant
  • German Reiner   as   Copilot
  • William Douque   as   Military signaller
  • Happy Berman   as   Sailor

Japanese dub[edit | edit source]

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

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Giant bees

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

  • U.S. strategic bomber

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Genocide/Gallery.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main article: Genocide (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • The Great Insect War (Literal Japanese title)
  • War of the Insects (Canada)
  • Death Opens Its Wings (Ο θάνατος Ανοίγει τα Φτερά Του; Greece)
  • The Incredible End of Humanity (L'allucinante Fine Dell'umanità; Italy)
  • The Destructive Invasion (La Invasión Destructora; Mexico)
  • Genocide - The Killer Bees Attack (Genocide - Die Killerbienen Greifen An; West Germany)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

  • Japan - November 9, 1968
  • Mexico  [view poster]Mexican lobby card
  • Italy - 1972[1]  [view poster]Italian poster

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Geiselgasteig Film Video (1986)

  • Notes: Released in West Germany in March of 1986.

Next Entertainment World DVD (2005)

  • Rating: 18+[2]
  • Notes: Released on April 20, 2005 and Re-released on January 29, 2007.[2]

The Criterion Collection DVD (2012)

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Japanese Genocide trailer

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Full Movie

References[edit | edit source]

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