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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, statue, dynamite, river, violence, revenge
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, surreal and talky films with plots about monster, female nudity, surrealism, male nudity, giant monster, river and death mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Return of Daimajin: Majin the Monster of Terror (1966), Bulgasari (1985), The Marsh (2002), War of the Monsters (1966), Demons (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.
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Bulgasari (1985)
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Duration: 95 min.
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The Marsh (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
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War of the Monsters (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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