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Japan experiment scientist bank robbery transformation singer reporter dubbed

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Seen on: 03/30/2019, 12/25/2018

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The Human Vapor (1960)

Directed by Ishirô Honda

Science Fiction | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sleestakk

Overview

A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into ‘The Human Vapour’. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a beautiful dancer. The Human Vapour is ruthless in his quest for money and kills anyone who stands in his way, especially police. He soon becomes Tokyo’s most wanted criminal. Can he be stopped before he kills again?

Length 92 minutes

Actors

Toki Shiozawa | Yasuaki Shinkô | Hiroshi Fukuhara | Kisaku Katada | Kisaburô Katada | Kishirô Katada | Nobuhide Hôsei | Wanosuke Kineya | Washisaburô Kineya | Washiyuki Kineya | Wakisuke Kineya | Katsushirô Kineya | Kyûtarô Yoshimura | Kojûrô Kineya | Shôtarô Kashiwa | Kichishirô Fujitaya | Jirô Suzukawa | Shinjirô Hirota | Kô Hayami | Wataru Ômae | Minoru Itô | Tamami Fujino | Masaaki Tachibana | Tadahiko Kuroda | Hiroshi Akitsu | Kôichi Satô | Keisuke Yamada | Keiji Sakakida | Rinsaku Ogata | Akira Yamada | Yoyo Miyata | Haruo Nakajima | Junpei Natsuki | Hideo Shibuya | Mitsuo Matsumoto | Akio Kusama | Yukihiko Gondô | Yutaka Oka | Kamayuki Tsubono | Takuzô Kumagai | Tetsu Nakamura | Shôichi Hirose | Yasuhisa Tsutsumi | Ren Yamamoto | Someshô Matsumoto | Kôzô Nomura | Minosuke Yamada | Takamaru Sasaki | Ko Mishima | Yoshio Kosugi | Fuyuki Murakami | Tatsuo Matsumura | Hisaya Itô | Yoshifumi Tajima | Bokuzen Hidari | Keiko Sata | Tatsuya Mihashi | Kaoru Yachigusa | Yoshio Tsuchiya

Viewing Notes

Via Internet Archive, which has the dubbed version that was released in the US. Mostly a crime drama where this librarian wants to protect this singer/dancer he loves. And oh by the way he also has the ability to transform into a complete gaseous form thanks to experiment. There’s some neat stuff here but I’d like to see the original version. The FX are decent (by Tsuburaya) and it’s cool to see Yoshio Tsuchiya in a lead role as the vapor man.

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