Matango

Matango


マタンゴ
Matango
Also known as Attack of the Mushroom People
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shinichi Hoshi
Masami Fukushima
William Hope Hodgson
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Shigekazu Ikuno
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Sadao Bekku
Editor Reiko Kaneko
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 11, 1963
Runtime 89 minutes

マタンゴ
Matango

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shinichi Hoshi
Masami Fukushima
William Hope Hodgson
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Shigekazu Ikuno
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Sadao Bekku
Editor Reiko Kaneko
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Also known as Attack of the Mushroom People
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 11, 1963
Runtime 89 minutes

A group of wealthy socialites are lost at sea when their yacht is caught in a fierce storm. They happen upon a small island, where another, larger ship has been wrecked. The ship is still well stocked, and there is no sign of the crew. Sakuta, the skipper, attempts to organize the castaways so they can survive, while he repairs the yacht. Kenji, a teacher, and Akiko, one of his students, earnestly try to help, but the remaining castaways hinder their efforts. In particular, Mami, a nightclub singer, foments a love triangle between the wealthy Kasai, the bookish Yoshida, and the rough hired hand Koyama.

There is little food on the island apart from mushrooms, which the castaways initially try to avoid eating. Yoshida, however, begins secretly eating them, and becomes more violent. Sakuta, fearing their chances of survival are slim, steals the remaining provisions and sets sail in the yacht, but the yacht drifts back to the island days later, with Sakuta no where to be found. Yoshida struggles with the remaining castaways, killing Koyama. The castaways exile Yoshida and Mami from the ship.

Mami returns to the ship and lures Kasai away with the promise of food. She leads him to a grotto where the mushrooms grow, and Kasai is accosted by a horde of mushroom men; shipwrecked sailors who have been living off the mushrooms and let the fungus take over their body. The mushroom men attack the ship and abduct Akiko. Kenji pursues them, but is unable to rescue Akiko before she succumbs to the allure of the mushrooms. Kenji escapes in the yacht and returns to Japan, where he is committed to an asylum.

Top Billed Cast

Akira Kubo
Kenji Murai
Kumi Mizuno
Mami Sekiguchi
Hiroshi Koizumi
Naoyuki Sakuta
Kenji Sahara
Senzo Koyama
Hiroshi Tachikawa
Etsuro Yoshida
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Masafumi Kasai
Miki Yashiro
Akiko Soma
Hideyo Amamoto
Mushroom Man
Akio Kusama
Doctor
Yutaka Oka
Doctor
Kazuo Hinata
Official
Katsumi Tezuka
Official
Haruo Nakajima
Mushroom Man
Masaki Shinohara
Mushroom Man
Top Billed Cast

Kenji Murai

Mami Sekiguchi

Naoyuki Sakuta

Senzo Koyama

Etsuro Yoshida

Masafumi Kasai

Akiko Soma

Mushroom Man

Doctor

Doctor

Official

Official

Mushroom Man

Mushroom Man
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原案
Story
星新一
Shinichi Hoshi

福島正実
Masami Fukushima

ウイリアム・ホープ・ホジスン『闇の声』より
From William Hope Hodgson’s “The Voice in the Night”
脚本
Screenplay
木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
育野重一
Shigekazu Ikuno
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
別宮貞雄
Sadao Bekku
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
兼子玲子
Reiko Kaneko
音響効果
Sound Effects
金山実
Minoru Kanayama
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
中村茂
Shigeru Nakamura
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa

富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
光学撮影
Optical Photography
真野田幸雄
Yukio Manoda

徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
製作担当者
Production Manager
小池忠司
Tadashi Koike
出演者
Performers


久保明
Akira Kubo

水野久美
Kumi Mizuno

小泉博
Hiroshi Koizumi

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

太刀川寛
Hiroshi Tachikawa

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

八代美紀
Miki Yashiro

天本英世
Hideyo Amamoto

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

草間璋夫
Akio Kusama

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

山田圭介
Keisuke Yamada

日方一夫
Kazuo Hinata

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

大川時生
Tokio Okawa

宇留木耕嗣
Koji Uruki

篠原正記
Masaki Shinohara

鹿島邦義
Kuroyoshi Kashima

伊原徳
Toku Ihara

林光子
Mitsuko Hayashi

一万慈鶴恵
Tazue Ichimanji
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda