Synopsis by Cavett Binion
Another example of a fairly interesting Japanese monster film rendered nearly incomprehensible by ham-fisted editing and substandard English dubbing, the original Yeti epic Jû Jin Yuki Otoko was shorn of nearly half its 100-plus-minute length, then crudely spliced back together with additional English scenes (shot by Kenneth G. Crane) and stodgy narration by John Carradine. The original film's scenario involved a pair of father-and-son Neanderthals living in a remote cave, the villagers who worship the beast-men, and the big-city circus promoters who try to capture them for a public exhibit. When the younger monster is accidentally killed, the father goes on a violent rampage, culminating in a volcano-set climax. Directed by Godzilla guru Inoshiro Honda, this film's original edit was marginally more interesting, though Honda would soon fare better with monsters of the scaly, radioactive variety.
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