The H-Man (Bijo to Ekitainingen) (1959)

The H-Man (Bijo to Ekitainingen) (1959)

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Movie Info

Brought on by hydrogen bomb fallout, H-Man is a slimy green monster that dissolves human tissue and anything else in its path on contact. Scientist must figure out how to stop this creation. Reminiscent of "The Blob".
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
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Runtime:
Studio:
Toho Co., Ltd.

Cast

Yumi Shirakawa
as Chikako Arai
Kenji Sahara
as Masada
Akihiko Hirata
as Tominaga
Eitarô Ozawa
as Miyashita
Koreya Senda
as Dr. Maki
Mitsuru Sato
as Uchida
Hisaya Ito
as Misaki
Yoshio Tsuchiya
as Detective Taguchi
Tetsu Nakamura
as Chinese Gentleman
Yoshibumi Tajima
as Detective Sakata
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Critic Reviews for The H-Man (Bijo to Ekitainingen)

All Critics (2)

... a monster movie horror within a cop crime drama, with detectives investigating a drug ring where all the suspects keeps getting dissolved.

Full Review… | August 15, 2009
Seanax.com

Another one of those run-of-the-mill monsters run amok sci-fi films from the 1950s.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The H-Man (Bijo to Ekitainingen)

The mysterious disappearance of a drug runner results in both police and gangsters scrambling Tokyo for clues. Both parties suspect that the runner's girlfriend (Yumi Shirakawa) knows something, but a scientist (Kenji Sahara) suspects a radiated mutant is the true culprit. The H-Man is a weird hybrid of horror, noir, and sci-fi, but its appealing eccentricity is hobbled by pacing issues. It does have its own brand of oddball charm, but I'd only recommend it to hardcore fans of Japanese monster movies.

Ryan Valentine
Ryan Valentine
½

What a strange old flick this is. This ain't no Godzilla. I thought this was going to be a Sci-Fi, dangers-of-radiation tale, which it was, but it actually turned into more of a horror story. There was a man who was turned into a liquid by radiation who naturally starts to kill people, but first we are lead through a tale of a gang of thugs and the detectives that pursue them. This is definitely a different Japanese film that takes a lot of patience to sit through. Unfortunately, that patience isn't really rewarded when the movie reaches its conclusion. The melting effect is pretty neat, though. I'll give it an extra nod for that.

Whit whitsbrain
Whit whitsbrain
½

An interesting science fiction film with some nice characters and a good monster. Some great scenes and classic moments. A fine Toho film.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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