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Japan, 1961
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Starring Frankie Sakai, The Peanuts (Emi and Yumi Itô), Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyōko Kagawa, Jerry Ito
Approx. 101 min. DCP Restoration.

When two identical six-inch twin princesses, guardians of a mysterious giant egg, are kidnapped and forced to sing in a Japanese nightclub, the egg’s larva transforms into a really angry giant moth. One of the best-loved of all kaiju eiga, with the memorable title song performed by The Peanuts.


“With its fluorescent colors and exotic design, probably Honda’s most profoundly folkloric film, drawing on traditions of Japanese nature gods to imagine a force superior to American economic and military strength.”
– Dave Kehr

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