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Shintoho Co. Ltd. (新東宝株式会社, Shintōhō kabushiki kaisha, or New Tōhō Company) was a Japanese movie studio. It was one of the big six film studios (which also included Daiei, Nikkatsu, Shochiku, Toei, and Toho) during the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. It was founded by defectors from the original Toho company following a bitter strike in 1947.[1]

To compete with the other major studios in the horror/supernatural movie field, Shintoho turned out a large group of such films suddenly in the late 1950s, including a number of period ghost movies and low-budget science fiction films[1][relevant? ] (such as the "Starman" series which was designed to compete with rival then-popular characters "Planet Prince"[2] and "Gekko Kamen"[3]). Shintoho declared bankruptcy in 1961, after its last production, Jigoku.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Galbraith IV 1994, p. xvi.
  2. ^ Galbraith IV 1994, p. 49.
  3. ^ Galbraith IV 1994, p. 386.
  4. ^ Balmain, Colette (2008). Introduction to Japanese Horror Film. Edinburgh University Press. p. 14. ISBN 9780748624751. In 1947, daiei financed a separate cinematic production company called Shintōhō. Due to the success of Three Hundred and Sixty Nights (Ichikawa: 1948) – a melodrama about a love triangle between two girls and a boy – Shintōhō was able ... 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Galbraith IV 2008, p. 71.
  6. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 2008, p. 72.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Galbraith IV 2008, p. 73.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Galbraith IV 2008, p. 74.
  9. ^ a b c d Galbraith IV 2008, p. 77.
  10. ^ a b c d Galbraith IV 2008, p. 78.
  11. ^ a b c Galbraith IV 1994, p. 315.
  12. ^ a b c Galbraith IV 1994, p. 317.
  13. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 1994, p. 318.
  14. ^ a b c d e f Galbraith IV 1994, p. 316.


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