Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films

A Critical Analysis and Filmography of 103 Features Released in the United States, 1950–1992


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About the Book

This is a detailed analysis of 103 Japanese science fiction, horror and fantasy feature films released theatrically or directly to television in the United States from 1950 through 1992. Each entry provides a plot synopsis, critique, background on the production, contemporary review quotes, and a comparison between the U.S. and Japanese versions. The filmography is arranged by studio and includes American and Japanese titles, release dates and releasing studios; comprehensive production and cast credits; running time; U.S. rating (when appropriate); and alternate titles.

About the Author(s)

Stuart Galbraith IV lives in Kyoto, Japan.
The late R.M. Hayes was a commercial ads producer in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Stuart Galbraith IV
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 448
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2126-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0812-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    ix
Preface    xiii
A Note About the Text    xxi
“A Wind from the East”    xxiii

The Fifties    2
The Sixties    54
The Seventies    192
The Eighties and Beyond    279

Filmography      299
Bibliography      395
Appendix      399
Index      401

Book Reviews & Awards

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