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Encyclopedia > The Great Yokai War

Yokai Daisenso (妖怪大戦争) is a 2005 Japanese horror-fantasy film directed by Takashi Miike and produced by Kadokawa Pictures. It is a remake of a 1968 film by the same name, which was released in the US by ADV Films as Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, part of the Yokai Monsters series and directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda. In the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival it was released under the English title The Great Yokai War. Their site defines Yokai as "bizarre-looking monsters and supernatural beings from Japanese folklore who like to play tricks on unsuspecting humans." Daisensō literally means "great war" (not wall). The US release title was The Big Spook War. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Takashi Miike Takashi Miike ) (born August 24, 1960 in Yao, Osaka, Japan) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker. ... Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... Poster for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world and is the premiere film festival in North America which the Oscars race begins from. ... The ghost of Oiwa manifesting herself as a lantern obake. ...

While a remake of the original—which is an entertaining mix of horror, Japanese folklore, and tokusatsu special effects—the 2005 film makes heavy use of stop-motion puppet animation, organic costumes/puppets, and CGI, not so much to recreate the ambiance of the original, but to showcase Miike's idiosyncratic style. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Yokai Daisenso at the Internet Movie Database
  • Yokai Daisenso at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival

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