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    SRS Cinema Catches Daiei Classic THE WHALE GOD!

    Image courtesy of SRS Cinema and Kadokawa. ©KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1962

    Source: SRS Cinema LLC
    Special Thanks to Avery Guerra


    Image courtesy of SRS Cinema and Kadokawa. ©KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1962

    SRS Cinema is proud to announce the acquisition of THE WHALE GOD (鯨神, Kujiragami). Released by Daiei (now Kadokawa) in 1962, the film was directed by Tokuzo Tanaka, stars Kojiro Hongo (Gamera series) and Takeshi Shimura (SEVEN SAMURAI, GODZILLA), with music by Akira Ifukube (GODZILLA, RODAN), and features stunning life-size practical effects. This is the first official North American release for THE WHALE GOD, which has also been marketed internationally under the title KILLER WHALE.

    Once a year, the quiet fishing village of Wadaura in Southern Japan is in a turmoil. The whalers have always concentrated their efforts to try and catch a Killer Whale which is easily twice as large as an ordinary leviathan, and passes by in the offing at the same time every year.

    Shaki, whose grandfather, father, and elder brother were all victims of the Killer Whale, is determined to kill it. As an inducement, the headman of the village promises to give his only daughter and all his possessions to anyone who succeeds in disposing of the terrible whale.

    A special Blu-ray release will be announced soon, with a DVD/Digital release to follow. 

    100 mins
    Black & White
    Japanese with English Subtitles

    Image courtesy of SRS Cinema and Kadokawa. ©KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1962

    About SRS Cinema LLC

    SRS Cinema LLC is among the leaders in ultra low budget indie film distribution, having evolved to it’s current form from it’s roots as “Salt City Home Video” in 1992. They have handled rights to over 300 movies domestically and worldwide. SRS Cinema now distributes DVD exclusively through MVD, while their Sub Rosa branch handles limited special edition VHS releases.

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