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Rating: 6.5 stars

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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 Ishirō 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

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

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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