Shintoho

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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 Company, 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 between 1957 and 1960, including a number of period ghost movies and low-budget science fiction films[1] (such as the Starman (Super Giant) series which was designed to compete with rival then-popular characters Planet Prince[2], Space Chief and Moonlight Mask[3]). Shintoho declared bankruptcy in 1961, its last production being Jigoku.[4]

Partial list of Shintoho's films[edit]

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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. ^ a b c d Galbraith IV 1994, p. 317.
  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. ^ Lee, Walter W. (1973). "Reference Guide to Fantastic Films". Chelsea-Lee Books. Page 239
  13. ^ Lee, Walter W. (1973). "Reference Guide to Fantastic Films". Chelsea-Lee Books. Page 239
  14. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 1994, p. 318.
  15. ^ a b c d e Galbraith IV 1994, p. 316.
  16. ^ Lee, Walter W. (1973). "Reference Guide to Fantastic Films". Chelsea-Lee Books. Page 239
  17. ^ Lee, Walter W. (1973). "Reference Guide to Fantastic Films". Chelsea-Lee Books. Page 238
  18. ^ Lee, Walter W. (1973). "Reference Guide to Fantastic Films". Chelsea-Lee Books. Page 238

Sources[edit]

  • Galbraith IV, Stuart (1994). Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-853-7.
  • Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 1461673747.

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