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Genocide (1968)

Konchû daisensô (original title)
Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1969 (USA)
All the insects on Earth become wild and attack humans, causing Armageddon.

Director:

Kazui Nihonmatsu (as Norman Cooper)

Writers:

Kingen Amada (story), Susumu Takaku
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keisuke Sonoi Keisuke Sonoi ... Yoshito Nagumo
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Jozi Akiyama
Emi Shindô Emi Shindô ... Yukari Akiyama
Reiko Hitomi Reiko Hitomi ... Junko Komuro
Eriko Sono Eriko Sono ... Nagumo's Assistant
Kathy Horan Kathy Horan ... Annabelle (as Cathy Horan)
Chico Lourant Chico Lourant ... Charlie
Ralph Jesser Ralph Jesser ... Lieutenant Gordon (as Rolf Jesser)
Toshiyuki Ichimura Toshiyuki Ichimura ... Seborey Kudo
Tadayoshi Ueda Tadayoshi Ueda ... Tsuneo Matsunaga
Hiroshi Aoyama Hiroshi Aoyama ... Toru Fujii
Hideaki Komori Hideaki Komori
Mike Daneen Mike Daneen ... Aircraft Captain
Franz Gruber Franz Gruber ... Doctor
Harold Conway Harold Conway ... Commander
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All the insects on Earth become wild and attack humans, causing Armageddon.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genocide See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Criterion Collection released Genocide on DVD in a compilation set titled When Horror Came to Shochiku through their Eclipse label. The box set was released on November 20, 2012. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinematic Titanic: War of the Insects (2011) See more »

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A Dark Horror From Japan
24 October 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

All the insects on Earth become wild and attack humans, causing Armageddon.

The film's staff includes Shizuo Hirase as the cinematographer, who also worked on the Shochiku films "The X from Outer Space" and "Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell". Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi, who also worked on "Goke", does the music here; he may be best known today for "Female Convict Scorpion" or perhaps "Dragon Ball Z".

Because this was the last horror film Shochiku would produce, it is suitably ambitious and apocalyptic. This is dark, bleak, and edgy beyond what we typically see from horror of the era, especially in Japan. We (at least Americans) expect men in rubber suits to beat on each other, but this is a far worse menace!


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