Half Human (1958)





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Another example of a fairly interesting Japanese monster film rendered nearly incomprehensible by ham-fisted editing and substandard English dubbing, the original Yeti epic Jû Jin Yuki Otoko was shorn of nearly half its 100-plus-minute length, then crudely spliced back together with additional English scenes (shot by Kenneth G. Crane) and stodgy narration by John Carradine. The original film's scenario involved a pair of father-and-son Neanderthals living in a remote cave, the villagers who worship the beast-men, and the big-city circus promoters who try to capture them for a public exhibit. When the younger monster is accidentally killed, the father goes on a violent rampage, culminating in a volcano-set climax. Directed by Godzilla guru Inoshiro Honda, this film's original edit was marginally more interesting, though Honda would soon fare better with monsters of the scaly, radioactive variety. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:


Morris Ankrum
as Dr. Carl Jordan
John Carradine
as Dr. John Raybourn
Robert Karnes
as Prof. Alan Templeton
Momoko Kochi
as Shinsuke Takeno
Nobuo Nakamura
as Shigeki Koijumi
Russell Thorson
as Prof. Philip Osborne
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Fairly decent, a little slow, and not a lot of monster action. The characters are alright, and the plot is fine. Not Honda's best film, but it's still interesting.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Half Human is nothing sort of our version of King King (We did do it offical). Sad only the American version is around today, Our version is banned for some reason due to some rumer in the film. Bad acting from the american insert scene, Bad dubbing for the Japanese (us). And horrible choppy bad score (music). Some great effects and monster costume but a big waste of time. I need to get a copy of the orginal version it's around on the internet (bootleg)

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