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''The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army''
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Directed by: Sompote Sands, Shohei Tôjô
Produced by: Tsuburaya Productions, Chaiyo Productions (acting scenes)
Written by: Bunkou Wakatsuki
Starring: Ko Kaeoduendee, Yodchay Meksuan
Music by: Various, Masanobu Higure (stock music), Toru Fuyuki (stock music), Isao Sasaki (Bokura no Urutoraman)
Cinematography: Special Effects: Kazuo Sagawa
Editing by: N/a
Distributed by: Tiga (Current home video distributor, Thailand), Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. (Theatrical release, Hong Kong & Taiwan), Fuji Eiga Co., Ltd. (Theatrical release, Japan)
Release Date(s) November 27th, 1974 (Thailand), June 27th 1975 (Taiwan), March 17, 1979 (Japan)
Running time 103 minutes (Thai cut), 94 minutes (Mandarin cut)

80 minutes (Japanese cut), 110 minutes (Thai reissue cut)

Country Japan, Taiwan, Thailand
Language Thai, Mandarin, Japanese

The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army (ウルトラ6兄弟VS怪獣軍団 Urutora Roku Kyōdai tai Kaijū Gundan?), known in Thailand as Hanuman vs. 7 Ultraman (หนุมาน พบ 7 ยอดมนุษย์ Hanuman pob Jed Yodmanud?) is a tokusatsu SF/kaiju/superhero film produced in 1974 by Tsuburaya Productions of Japan and Chaiyo Productions of Thailand. It was released theatrically in Japan on March 17, 1979.

In 1984, the film was reissued in Thailand in an edited form, known as Hanuman vs. 11 Ultraman (หนุมาน พบ 11 ยอดมนุษย์ Hanuman pob Sibed Yodmanud?), which contained the unauthorized use of footage from the compilation film Ultraman Zoffy, and was later edited into the also unauthorized English language film, Space Warriors 2000.

Plot

This film has the Ultra Brothers, Zoffy, Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro, teaming up with the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman (who was merged by Mother of Ultra with a young Thai boy who was cruelly murdered by a group of robbers) to fight five evil monsters. They are Gomora (from Ultraman), Dustpan (originally from Mirrorman), Astromons, Tyrant and Dorobon (all from Ultraman Taro), which were accidentally awakened by a rocket test gone terribly wrong.

Main Characters

  • Koh
  • Annan
  • Marissa
  • Dr. Wisut
  • Sipuak
  • Sisuliya
  • Robbers

Heroes

Monsters

Production

This film, along with Jumborg Ace & Giant, marked the only time Tsuburaya Productions and Chaiyo Productions officially worked together. Decades after this film was made, relations between the two companies have deteriorated, leading to the court battle over rights to the Ultraman characters (specifically the ones depicted in this film) and even Jumborg Ace, which was eventually won by Tsuburaya in 2008.

International distribution

The film was released in Chinese markets as 猴王大戰七超人 (Hóu wáng dàzhàn qī chāorén?), under the international English title Hanuman and the Seven Ultramen. It was released theatrically in Hong Kong on February 26, 1975, and in Taiwan on June 27 of that same year. It was also reissued in Taiwan on January 25, 1985.

The shorter Chinese version (originally distributed by Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers Studio) is speculated to have been based on a pre-edited export cut of the film, as glue marks appear on the uncut film specific to where edits are made in the Chinese version. The Taiwanese version by extension is counted as a official version of the film.

Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • Sompote Sands himself appears as a photographer at the rocket base.

Differences between the Thai & Japanese theatrical cuts

  • Editorial changes to the film overall:
    • The Japanese version reworks the majority of the film's sound design from the ground up, and while it shares many of the same Toru Fuyuki cues, they are arranged and placed in the film differently, and none of the cues from Mirrorman heard in the Thai score are utilized. All instances of Thai traditional music are also replaced or removed.
    • Chaiyo logo removed from the opening sequence.
    • The Japanese title sequence has the credits layered over footage of the monster battles from later in the film instead of the composite of the solar system seen in the Thai version. The Thai Hanuman pob Jed Yodmanud theme is also replaced with Bokura no Urutoraman.
    • The Japanese version heavily cuts the subplot with Sipuak and Sisuliya, two pilots who work at Dr. Wisut's rocket center.
    • The rain dance sequences are heavily abridged and edited to focus more on Koh and Anan at times.
  • During Hanuman's vengeance on the robbers:
    • Many shots deemed unimportant/redundant are removed from Hanuman's pursuit of the robbers.
    • Hanuman's killing of the final robber is censored, cutting before the bloodshed is shown.
  • During the fight sequence between Hanuman/Ultra Brothers & Gomora:
    • The Thai cut uses the instrumental version of Ultra Roku Kyodai, while the Japanese cut uses Bokura no Ultraman.
    • Hanuman dancing after he uses the Crescent Cutter is shortened in the Japanese cut.

See also

External links

Shows and Films
Showa Series


Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultra Seven | The Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | The☆Ultraman | Ultraman 80


First phase of Heisei Series


Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia


Second phase of Heisei Series


Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | Shin Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed


Outside of Japan


Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero


OV・TVSP


Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb


Showa Movies


Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979 film) | Zoffy: The Ultra Warriors Vs The Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story


Heisei Movies


Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow | Revive!:Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact (2001) | Ultraman Cosmos: The Blue Planet (2002) | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | Ultraman The Next | Ultraman Mebius & The Ultra Brothers | The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: The Revenge of Belial | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! | Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman | Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds!


Other Series


Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012
Anime


Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legends | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: Boys Invent Great Heroes | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai!

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