Jun Fukuda

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Jun Fukuda (福田純, February 17, 1923 Manchuria - December 3, 2000) was a Japanese film director, writer and producer.

Biography[edit]

Jun Fukuda joined Toho in 1946 and ventured into the realm of assistant director as others like Hiroshi Inagaki took the young man under their wings. By 1959, Fukuda began a career as a full-fledged director. His early work slanted more toward mystery, but he began to expand into more comedic work by the mid-1960s, with movies such as Iron Finger (1965). It was around this time that Fukuda was approached and given the opportunity to direct a movie in the Godzilla series, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), which he accepted. By the director's request, Akira Ifukube was bypassed for the production in favor of Masaru Sato, a composer with whom Fukuda was more familiar. Fukuda would go on to direct entries in Toho's popular Young Guy series and Konto 55, however he would be best known for his Godzilla work and would later in his career become the "go to" director for special effects productions after Ishiro Honda stepped out of the limelight. Fukuda also wrote the un-produced Invisible Man vs. the Human Torch.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Osorubeki hi asobi (1959)
  • The Secret of the Telegian (1960)
  • Ankokugai gekimetsu meirei (1961)
  • Arigataya sandogasa (1961)
  • Nakito gozansu (1961)
  • Nasake muyo no wana (1961)
  • Hoero datsugokushu (1961)
  • Ankokugai no kiba (1962)
  • Nihon ichi no wakadaisho (1962)
  • Norainu sakusen (1963)
  • Hawai no wakadaishô (1963)
  • Nippon jitsuwa jidai (1963)
  • Chi to daiyamondo (1964)
  • Trap of Suicide Kilometer (1964)
  • Hyappatsu hyakuchu (1965)
  • Honkon no shiroibara (1965)
  • Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen (1965)
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
  • Doto ichiman kairi (1966)
  • Son of Godzilla (1967)
  • Hyappatsu hyakuchu: Ogon on me (1968)
  • Konto Gojugo-go: Uchu daiboken (1969)
  • Dai Nippon suri washudan (1969)
  • Nyu jirando no wakadaisho (1969)
  • Furesshuman wakadaisho (1969)
  • Kigeki sore ga otoko no ikiru michi (1970)
  • Yaju toshi (1970)
  • Nishi no betenshi, higashi no sagishi (1971)
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
  • Zone Fighter (1973) [TV Series]
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
  • Kigeki damashi no jingi (1974)
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
  • ESPY (1974)
  • The War in Space (1977)
  • Saiyuki (1978) [TV Series]

Assistant Directing[edit]

Writer[edit]

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