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Matango (1963 film)

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マタンゴ  (Matango)
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay by Takeshi Kimura
Based on W. H. Hodgson's The Voice in the Night
Starring Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara
Music by Sadao Bekku
Cinematography Hajime Koizumi
Edited by Reiko Kaneko
Production
company
TOHO
(東宝株式会社)
Distributed by TOHO
Release date
11 August 1963 (Japan)
Running time
89 min.
Language Japanese

Matango (Japanese: マタンゴ) is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju horror film about mutagenic fungus monsters on an island in the South Pacific. Originally released in August 1963, the film was directed by Ishiro Honda (本多猪四郎) from a screenplay by Takeshi Kimura (木村 武), based on William Hope Hodgson's The Voice in the Night (1907).

Cast

  • Akira Kubo as Professor Kenji Murai
  • Kumi Mizuno as Mami Sekiguchi
  • Kenji Sahara as Senzō Koyama
  • Hiroshi Tachikawa as Etsurō Yoshida
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya as Masafumi Kasai
  • Hiroshi Koizumi as Naoyuki Sakuda
  • Miki Yashiro as Akiko Sōma