The Living Skeleton

The Living Skeleton


吸血髑髏船
Kyūketsu Dokurosen
Blood Sucking Skeleton Ship
Director Koki Matsuno
Screenplay Kikuma Shimoizaka
Kyuzo Kobayashi
Photography Masayuki Kato
Takashi Akamatsu
Art Kyohei Morita
Music Noboru Nishiyama
Lighting Takehiko Sakuma
Editor Kazuo Ota
Sound Hideo Kobayashi
Production Companies Shochiku
Release Date November 9, 1968
Runtime 81 minutes

吸血髑髏船
Kyūketsu Dokurosen
Blood Sucking Skeleton Ship

Director Koki Matsuno
Screenplay Kikuma Shimoizaka
Kyuzo Kobayashi
Photography Masayuki Kato
Takashi Akamatsu
Art Kyohei Morita
Music Noboru Nishiyama
Lighting Takehiko Sakuma
Editor Kazuo Ota
Sound Hideo Kobayashi
Production Companies Shochiku
Release Date November 9, 1968
Runtime 81 minutes

Saeko is an orphaned girl living under the care of Father Akashi at his church by the sea. One day while out diving she comes across the derelict remains of the Dragon King. Three years earlier, her twin sister Yuriko and brother-in-law Nishizato were passengers aboard the Dragon King, and were slain by the mutinous crew. The mutineers, assuming new identities, have been living off their riches gained from the ship’s valuable cargo ever since.

At the same time, the mutineers begin having disturbing visions of Yuriko, and believe they are being haunted. One by one the mutineers fall prey to elaborate deaths, seemingly at the hands of Yuriko, until only two remain: Suetsugu, and Tanuma. Saeko appears to Father Akashi and confesses that she has been carrying out the mysterious murders as vengeance for her sister. Akashi begs her to repent of her deeds, but is soon revealed to be none other than Tanuma, the ringleader of the mutineers. Tanuma subdues Saeko and joins Suetsugu to board the Dragon King and discover its secrets.

On board they discover that Nishizato is still alive, and is nurturing the still barely living corpse of Yuriko. Nishizato had influenced Saeko to carry out his revenge for him. Nishizato kills Suetsugu, but is in turn killed by Tanuma. Yuriko clutches onto Tanuma, preventing his escape. While Yuriko holds him, Saeko appears and hurls acid at Tanuma, killing the last of the mutineers. The acid begins to eat through the ship’s hull. Saeko chooses to remain and go down with the ship as penance for her own crimes.

製作
Producer
猪股尭
Takashi Inomata
脚本
Screenplay
下飯坂菊馬
Kikuma Shimoizaka

小林久三
Kyuzo Kobayashi
撮影
Photography
加藤正幸
Masayuki Kato

赤松隆司
Takashi Akamatsu
美術
Art
森田郷平
Kyohei Morita
音楽
Music
西山登
Noboru Nishiyama
照明
Lighting
佐久間丈彦
Takehiko Sakuma
編集
Editor
太田和夫
Kazuo Ota
録音
Sound
小林英男
Hideo Kobayashi
調音
Articulation
佐藤広文
Hirofumi Sato
監督助手
Assistant Director
立仙雅巳
Masami Tenzen
進行
Progress
池田義徳
Yoshinori Ikeda
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作主任
Production Manager
川辺一外
Ichigo Kawabe
協力
Cooperation
日本特撮映画株式会社
Japan Sci-Fi Film Corporation

川上景司
Keiji Kawakami

福田太郎
Taro Fukuda
出演
Appearing


松岡きっこ
Kikko Matsuoka

入川保則
Yasunori Irikawa

岡田真澄
Masumi Okada

内田朝雄
Asao Uchida

小池朝雄
Asao Koike

山本紀彦
Toshihiko Yamamoto

桔梗恵二郎
Keijiro Kikiyo

高木均
Hitoshi Takagi

谷口香
Kaori Taniguchi

柳川慶子
Keiko Yanagawa

真弓田一夫
Kazuo Mayumita

平野稔
Minoru Hirano

内田海舟
Kaishu Uchida

健部道子
Michiko Takebe

竜宮城水中バレエ団
Dragon Palace Underwater Ballet Company

金子信雄
Nobuo Kaneko

西村晃
Ko Nishimura
監督
Director
松野宏軌
Koki Matsuno