|Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts|
|Directed by||Yoshiyuki Kuroda|
|Screenplay by||Tetsuro Yoshida and Shozaburo Asai|
|Produced by||Masaichi Nagata|
|Edited by||Toshio Taniguchi|
|Music by||Michiaki Watanabe|
|Backgrounds by||Shigeru Kato|
|Distributed by||Daiei Film|
Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts (Japanese: 東海道お化け道中, Hepburn: Tōkaidō Obake Dōchū, lit. Tokaido Haunted Parth), also known as Journey with Ghost Along Yokaido Road, is a 1969 Japanese Tokusatsu movie directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda and Kimiyoshi Yasuda. it is the third in a trilogy of movies produced in the late 1960s, which focus around Japanese monsters known collectively as yōkai.
Notably darker in tone than its more famous predecessors, Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts focuses much more on a Jidaigeki storyline than it does on its titular monsters. While monsters do appear throughout the movie, they are relegated to antagonistic roles, more akin to their appearances in traditional kaidan.
Plot[change | change source]
In Japan, Miyo has evidence that should stop the corruption in her town, but soon she finds not only her life in danger, but those of her family as well. When Miyo's grandfather is murdered on sacred grounds, the Yokai are summoned and seek out the people responsible.
Cast[change | change source]
- Rokkō Toura
- Kojiro Hongo as Hyakasuro
- Kazue Tamaki as Nibei
- Yutaro Ban
- Koichi Mizuhara as Koichi Mizuhara
- Natsuko Oka
- Satoko Yamamura
- Haruyoshi Takeuchi
- Katsuyoshi Baba
- Masami Burukido (as Masami Kojomon) as Miyo (Jinbei's granddaughter)
Crew[change | change source]
- Directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda and Kimiyoshi Yasuda
- Produced by Masaichi Nagata and John Ledford
- Screenplay by Tetsuro Yoshida and Shozaburo Asai
- Music by Michiaki Watanabe
- Cinematography by Hiroshi Imai and Chikichiro Takeda
- Background art by Shigeru Kato and Yoshinobu Nishioka
- Special effects by Nobu Kurashima
- Edited by Toshio Taniguchi
- Production Directed by Hiroshi Ozawa
- developed by Toyo Development Center
Featured yōkai[change | change source]
Most of the youkai are played by children of the children's theater company in Osaka, following the previous two works.
- Performance: Sumao Ishihara . Youkai in Suruga Province. First appearance in this work.
- Performance: Kimiko Ishii . Youkai of Totomi country. The lord of "Onizuka" in the play. First appearance in this work.
- A child actor is playing. Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy". Unlike the previous two works, the haori is a poor kimono and a cane.
- Haunted tree branch
- The fallen branches of the trees of the eight tomb mountains become like human hands and entangle with the intruder.
- Appears in front of Gorokichi and Monta, who stepped into the eight tomb mountains with a knife. It looks like a stone lantern to Miyo and others.
- In front of Gorokichi and Monta, who followed Miyo and Shinta into the eight tomb mountains, Miyo and Shinta appear with eyes and noses.
- Two bodies appeared in the final procession.
- Youkai water wheel
- The youkai that first appeared in this work. The neck flies around the water wheel. Appeared near the mansion of the Kasha family.
- Fire-breathing woman
- A witch in "Sakon-no-Sakura". There was no scene of blowing fire in this work. In the standing poster, it was up to the leading role.
- The child actor played. Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
- White powder
- Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
- A youkai ninja in "Ukon no Tachibana". Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
- One Corner Great
- Youkai's short-term training head. Participate in the final procession.
- Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
- Mad bone
- It was expressed by the performance of a doll. It appeared in all of the "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy", and in the final procession, it floated fluffy around the line.
- Karasu Tengu
- Appears as a shadow in the mansion of the Kasha family.
- First kid
- The child actor played. It changes from the tombstone of Eight Tomb Mountains.
- Human soul
- Raw neck
- Appears in Hyakutaro's dream.
- A yokai of unknown details appears in the scene where the tombstone of Mt. Appears in an eye-catching silhouette.
Release[change | change source]
Theatrical[change | change source]
Home media[change | change source]
- The movie was released on VHS on August 22, 1997, in the LD-BOX "Yokai Seal Box", which was a set with Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters and Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, by Amuse. and Released on DVD by July 26, 2000 Kadokawa Pictures Sales on DVD and Tokuma Japan Communications. Digital New Master copy print.
References[change | change source]
- Kuroda, Yoshiyuki; Yasuda, Kimiyoshi (1969-03-21), Tôkaidô obake dôchû (Action, Horror, Mystery), Kôjirô Hongô, Pepe Hozumi, Masami Burukido, Mutsuhiro, Daiei, retrieved 2020-11-15
- "東海道お化け道中", Wikipedia (in Japanese), 2020-11-13, retrieved 2020-11-15
- "Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts (1969) | Wikizilla, the kaiju encyclopedia". wikizilla.org. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
- "東海道お化け道中". jmdb.ne.jp. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
- "東海道お化け道中 : 作品情報". 映画.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-11-15.
- 安田公義; 黒田義之, 東海道お化け道中, 角川エンタテインメント, retrieved 2020-11-15