A demon-faced monster seeking revenge appears in the forms of a gigantic ox and a huge spider! The young Genji warrior protects the Fujiwara Clan and the beautiful lady in tragic love! A grand visual epic told with mesmerizing extravagance!
The overall story and conflict are compelling. A man loses the woman he loves, and his loss turns to vengeance. His anger brings him in league with demons and scoundrels against the world that took her from him. Lines blur between right and wrong, demon and human.
The Demon of Mount Oe (大江(え)山酒(しゅ)天(てん)童(どう)子(じ), Ōeyama Shuten Dōji, lit. Shuten Doji of Mount Oe) is a 1960 Japanese daikaiju eiga (giant-monster movie) about a mountain of monsters. also one of the first giant monster film from Daiei. the film which is based on the novel of the same name by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, which itself combines several Japanese historical tales was only ever released in Japan.
a demon-faced monster seeking revenge appears in the forms of a gigantic ox and a huge spider! The young Genji warrior protects the Fujiwara Clan and the beautiful lady in tragic love! A grand visual epic told with mesmerizing extravagance!
In a prologue, sequence recreating the story upon which the film is primarily based, Genji clan general Minamoto no Yorimitsu (or Raiko), his loyal Four Heavenly Kings Sakata no Kintoki, Urabe no Suetake, Usui no Sadamitsu and Watanabe no Tsuna, and the lone warrior Hirai no Yasumasa prepare to ambush and slay the legendary demon Shuten Doji. The princess Nagisa no Mae appears to notify the warriors that Shuten Doji has fallen asleep, and that they should strike. As they approach a nearby room, they spot the sleeping Doji and draw their swords to attack, but are met with retaliation from the creature. Sakata no Kintoki swings his massive blade, slicing off the head of Doji which flies through the air and bites down on Raiko's helmet. Thus sets into motion the legendary tale of the demon of Mount Oe.
In feudal Japan, chief advisor to the Emperor, or Kanpaku, Michinaga attends a gifting ceremony from the governors, or Kami, of the country's provinces. Michinaga commends the men for their ruling of their respective provinces and tells them that he will keep their promotions in mind. As he looks over the governors' offerings, he stops at Yamato no Kami of Yamato province whose gift consisted of a single, sheathed sword. The Kanpaku quipped that he'd expect such a seemingly simple offering to be a treasure of legend, but the Kami explained that Yamato was a poor province whose crop yields were lacking in recent years and that taxes were not able to be collected as frequently. Michinaga suddenly barked at the man to be quiet and argued with him on the ethics of working the farmers harder, before commenting that the man clearly had no intentions of receiving a promotion. Later, princess Nagisa no Mae appeared before the Kanpaku, who asked her if she was ready to leave the capital. Michinaga arranged for the princess, who was also his wife, to travel to the kingdom of the Genji clan to be placed under the supervision of its general, Raiko. In the spirit of their parting, he requests that Nagisa perform a dance for him and his men. Upon finishing, the princess looks to the sky, which began to swirl, and fell to the ground unconscious. A violent storm suddenly rolls in, blowing the nearby men over. As they look up, Nagisa is no longer beside them, but instead laid across the back of a demonic ox which stood hovering among the clouds. Luckily, a representative of Raiko named Sakata no Kintoki, who had come to escort the princess, arrives on the scene. He hurls his great ax at the monster's head, splitting open its forehead and causing it to return Nagisa to the ground before disappearing.
Back at the Genji kingdom, Nagisa and Kintoki appear before Yorimitsu, the latter explaining that a strange occurrence had taken place at the Kanpaku's residence. Hirai no Yasumasa, also in attendance, comments that several strange events have taken place there, all of which involved the princess. Still shaken up by the incident which had just occurred, a dejected Nagisa confesses that she was put under a curse, but cannot tell them by whom. Yorimitsu realizes that this was the reason she was sent to him by the Kanpaku and declares her to now be under his care. Suddenly, the magical blade Hiekirimaru which sat beside them began to glow, indicating that a demonic presence was afoot, and Nagisa loses consciousness once more. Meanwhile, the warrior Hakamadare no Yasusuke leads his men on an attack on the village residence of Ikeda Chunagon, instructing them to slaughter all but women and children. The men ride through the village on horseback, setting fire to houses and fending off all who oppose them. One such bandit locates Chunagon and his daughter, Princess Katsura, cutting down the former and restraining the princess. Hakamadare stops him, however, proclaiming that such a prized woman should be taken for himself. Their objective completed, the men called for a retreat and disappeared into the night. At the Genji kingdom, Yorimitsu's wife Kotsuma enters Nagisa's quarters, introduces herself to the woman and speaks with her about her stay. Nagisa tells Kotsuma that she had not been crying because she was reluctant to stay with Yorimitsu, but instead because she had been taken from her true husband by the Kanpaku. Kotsuma assures her that she will be taken care of by her brother, Watanabe no Tsuna, a servant of Raiko. Just then, Tsuna, who was patrolling the area, spots a woman passing through and asks her where she is headed. The woman replies that she is travelling alone from Omiya, Ichijo to Watari, Goji. Tsuna tells her that the capital is festering with dangerous bandits and offers to accompany her, to which she accepts. However, as they begin on their way, Tsuna notices the woman's reflection in the water, betraying her monstrous true appearance. So as not to raise suspicion, Tsuna continues to accompany her, mentioning that it would be great to have a wife such as her. Flattered, she tells him that he must surely have a wife, but he replies that he is little more than an undesirable countryman. She tries to convince him that she is in fact in love with him, but Tsuna confronts her about the reflection and demands that she reveal herself. The woman obliges, rapidly spinning around and revealing her demonic form before engaging him in battle. Eventually, the demon manages to grab hold of Tsuna, lifting him into the air and beginning to fly away with him in her clutches. The man manages to draw his sword, however, slicing off her arm and falling back to the ground. The following morning....
This triptcych presents the tale of Raiko and the Demon of Oeyana, the Shuten-Doji. The grotesque creature had been kidnapping beautiful young girls and holding them captive within Mt. Oe outside Kyoto. In a heroic turn of events, the great warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) and his followers seek out the Shuten-Doji, put him into a drunken sleep, and cut off his head. Action fills the triptych as Raiko's followers fight off a slew of goblins. At the center of the tryptich, Raiko brandishes his sword and the demons head flies off into the air. This print is in pristine condition and boasts rich oxidation.
The bright setting sun emitted a radiant light like a blazing flame. Thousands of demon weapons formed two ranks, following their master, marching from the Underworld Tower pass.The sunlight reflected off the armor of the demon weapons. The long marching army looked like a radiant sword pointing to the core area of Mt. Oe.Minamoto no Yorimitsu rides a war horse at the very front, holding his blade high in the air has the army arrives at the mountain.
On the far side of the horizon, a faint blue mist appeared. The demonic cloud surged forward, filling the sky, until it had become a towering dark wave. Masts rose from the blue cloud, and soon, fearsome Demonships emerged, roaring through the waves.Otakemaru and Uminari stood on the bow of the foremost Demonship. Behind them, with a sound like thundering drums, were thousands of sea monsters riding the waves.
Minamoto no Yorimitsu unsheathed his blade. The demon weapons behind him held their blades aloft and pointed them straight toward the Demonships. Deafening war cries mingled with the sound of clashing blades.The Ghost Armory fell into arrow formation, their iron bodies encircling the invaders in the valley. The living weapons unleashed a barrage of arrows, taking the sea monsters down one by one.With the tall Mt. Oe in front and the steel wall of the Ghost Armory behind, the Sealand Demonships were surrounded on all sides.The demon weapons of the Minamoto Clan held their blades aloft. A volley of arrows was unleashed upon the Demonships.
Ibaraki Doji crashed into the Sealand armies like a fiend from hell.An intimidating aura shrouded him. His will was sharp as a blade. He raised his arm and slammed it into the ground.A giant demon hand broke through the ground, crushing hordes of sea monsters to a pulp. A powerful blast of demon force knocked over the Demonship.The Demonship and the sea monsters fell into the Ghost Armory formations. Their bodies were run through by the blades of the demon weapons.
Otakemaru retreated before the Demonships. Suddenly, a fleet of Demonships surged on a wave and rushed towards Mt. Oe.The wave scattered the demons of Mt. Oe and the Minamoto Ghost Armory.Gigantic waves devoured the land beneath Mt. Oe, turning Kihara into Unabara - a plain covered by the sea.
A demon calabash appeared before the sea monsters in the air, releasing a burst of energy before it focused its demon force and attacked.Otakemaru raised his Yasakani Jade Blade and blocked the attack. 59ce067264