Genocide

Genocide


昆虫大戦争
Konchū Daisensō
Insect Great War

Director Kazui Nihonmatsu
Story Kunimoto Amita
Screenplay Susumu Takaku
Photography Shizuo Hirase
Sozaburo Shinomura
Art Yunota Yoshino
Music Shunsuke Kikuchi
Lighting Tatsuo Aomoto
Editor Akimatsu Terada
Sound Hiroshi Nakamura
Production Companies Shochiku
Release Date November 9, 1968
Runtime 84 minutes
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昆虫大戦争
Konchū Daisensō
Insect Great War

Staff
Director Kazui Nihonmatsu
Story Kunimoto Amita
Screenplay Susumu Takaku
Photography Shizuo Hirase
Sozaburo Shinomura
Art Yunota Yoshino
Music Shunsuke Kikuchi
Lighting Tatsuo Aomoto
Editor Akimatsu Terada
Sound Hiroshi Nakamura
Info
Production Companies Shochiku
Release Date November 9, 1968
Runtime 84 minutes

An American bomber crash lands near a remote Japanese island. Gordon, a ranking officer from the nearest air base, conducts an investigation and finds two of the crew dead and one, Charlie, alive and delirious. Gordon accuses Joji, one of the locals, of killing his officers and scavenging their equipment, and detains him. Joji had been sending insect samples to Dr. Nagumo, an entomologist on the mainland, who arrives to take up Joji’s case. Nagumo concludes that the officers died from extreme trauma following multiple insect bites, and believes that Joji is innocent. However, Gordon is unmoved, and Nagumo suspects Gordon is railroading the affair to cover up that the bomber’s cargo - a nuclear warhead - is now missing.

Annabelle, a Westerner living on the island, has also been receiving insect samples from Joji, but for more nefarious purposes. She is in league with the Eastern Bloc nations and is attempting to concoct a biological weapon using insect venom. Annabelle’s agents kidnap Charlie and interrogate him about the missing warhead. Annabelle tests the insect venom on Charlie and sets him loose. Charlie goes mad and attacks the locals, forcing Gordon to shoot him. Before he dies, Nagumo hears Charlie frantically muttering “genocide.” On a hunch, Nagumo subjects himself to a small dose of insect venom and has a psychedelic experience, in which he senses the thoughts of the insects. They are afraid of nuclear holocaust and are willing to wipe out mankind in order to protect themselves.

Annabelle kidnaps Nagumo to stop his investigation of the insects, but her own insects are accidentally set loose and kill her and her agents. Nagumo is rescued by Gordon, but Joji is killed while trying to protect his young wife Yukari, who flees the island. Gordon escorts Nagumo aboard his plane and departs, revealing that he intends to detonate the warhead to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, even though it will destroy the island. Over the objections of Nagumo and his crew, Gordon activates the bomb. Immediately a cloud of angry insects swarms the plane and causes it to crash.

製作
Producer
小角恒雄
Tsuneo Koga
原案
Story
天田欽元
Kunimoto Amita
脚本
Screenplay
高久進
Susumu Takaku
撮影
Photography
平瀬静雄
Shizuo Hirase

篠村荘三郎
Sozaburo Shinomura
美術
Art
芳野尹孝
Yunota Yoshino
音楽
Music
菊池俊輔
Shunsuke Kikuchi
照明
Lighting
青木辰夫
Tatsuo Aomoto
編集
Editor
寺田昭光
Akimitsu Terada
録音
Sound
中村寛
Hiroshi Nakamura
調音
Articulation
松本隆司
Ryuji Matsumoto
監督助手
Assistant Director
白木慶二
Keiji Shiraki
光学技術
Optical Effects
石川智弘
Tomohiro Ishikawa
装置
Apparatus
中村良三
Ryozo Nakamura
進行
Progress
福山正幸
Masayuki Fukuyama
製作主任
Production Manager
内藤誠
Makoto Naito
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
協力
Cooperation
日本特撮映画株式会社
Japan Sci-Fi Film Corporation

川上景司
Kawakami Prefecture

菅沼峻
Shigeru Suganuma
出演
Appearing


園井啓介
Keisuke Sonoi

川津祐介
Yusuke Kawazu

新藤恵美
Emi Shindo

瞳麗子
Reiko Hitomi

園江梨子
Yoko Hirayama

キャシー・ホーラン
Kathy Horan

チコ・ローランド
Chico Roland

ロルフ・ジェッサー
Ralph Jesser

市村俊幸
Toshiyuki Ichimura

上田忠好
Chuko Ueda

青山宏
Hiroshi Aoyama

市山達巳
Tatsumi Ichiyama

小森英明
Hideaki Komori

青沼三朗
Saburo Aonuma

マイク・ダニーン
Mike Daneen

フランツ・グルーベル
Franz Gruber

ハロルド・コンウェイ
Harold Conway

ウォルフラム・ベケシャス
Wolfram Beckeshas

ウィリアム・デウギュウ
William Degeuw

ライナ・ゲスマン
Rainer Gessman

ハーディ・バウマン
Hardy Bowman
監督
Director
二本松嘉瑞
Kazui Nihonmatsu