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Return of Daimajin (1966)
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Return of Daimajin (1966)
Original name: Daimajin gyakushu
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The tyrannical Lord Danjo Mikoshiba covets the rich, fertile lands surrounding Lake Yakumo. During a memorial ceremony for the late Chigusa lord, Mikoshiba launches an attack, overthrowing the honorable Lord Juro. Just when all seems lost, Daimajin rises from Lake Yakumo to settle a score of his own.
Plot: giant monster, monster, violence, river, dynamite, statue, revenge
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, surreal and suspenseful films with plots about surrealism, female nudity, river, monster, male nudity, mother son relationship and dream mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Return of Daimajin: Majin the Monster of Terror (1966), Bulgasari (1985), The Marsh (2002), Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006), Metamorphoses (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
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Duration: 84 min.
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Bulgasari (1985)
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Country: North Korea, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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The Marsh (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two social outcasts in 19th century Eastern Europe, Alexandre and Ulysse, become friends and settle down to live alone on the edge of a marsh that is reputedly haunted by demons, monsters and goblins. These two men have been outcasts all their ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: stylized, serious
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Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
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