Godzilla eyes


P 66

◆ ゴジラの目
◆ Godzilla eyes


In 1969, Fuji TV embarked on its first movie production. The first work was the epic historical drama “Goyokin,” directed by Hideo Gosha, who was called Akira Kurosawa in the television world with “Three Outlaw Samurai.” Distributed by Toho, starring Tatsuya Nakadai.

Goyokin is a 1969 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Hideo Gosha. Set during the late Tokugawa period, the story follows a reclusive rōnin who is trying to atone for past transgressions. (Source: Wikipedia)

Three Outlaw Samurai (三匹の侍). Three lowly farmers capture the daughter of a greedy local governor. The men intend to hold the girl for ransom until taxes are lowered. Unfortunately, they don’t have any combat experience and are outmatched by the governor’s thugs. Luckily, Sakon Shiba (Tetsuro Tamba), a scrupulous wandering warrior, arrives in town. Shiba, his warrior friend Kyojuro Sakura (Isamu Nagato) and ex-government ronin Einosuke Kikyo (Mikijiro Hira) defend the peasants, which leads to a final, brutal showdown.


Tatsuya Nakadai, a great actor who made his debut almost at the same time as Godzilla, was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, who also produced Godzilla, in the 1960s. He transformed into a strong good man and started a multifaceted actor activity. Nakadai, who has increased his role as a good man, has big eyes with a sense of emptiness and warmth. Godzilla is a wind transformed into a model of his Nakadai. Godzilla and Nakadai may have been like twins connected by an invisible thread of fate. However, during this period, Godzilla, who sometimes fell asleep, was beginning to be overwhelmed by the energetic Nakadai.

Tatsuya Nakadai is a Japanese film actor. He was featured in 11 films directed by Masaki Kobayashi, including The Human Condition trilogy, wherein he starred as the lead character Kaji, plus Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion and Kwaidan. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: ゴジラ•デイズ, p 66