The Human Vapor (1960) - Trailers

Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Theatrical trailers for Brenco Pictures' 1964 release of THE HUMAN VAPOR. The original Japanese version of this film (similar to Honda's earlier film, THE H-MAN) starts out as a detective thriller before settling into a science fiction plot. When the film was released in the United States, Brenco Pictures changed the order of many scenes and introduced the Human Vapor character at the very beginning of the film. From there, the story unfolds in a flashback. Much of the original score (by Kunio Miyauchi) was replaced by library music. Star Yoshio Tsuchiya has said that he prefers this version. I can't say I agree with him, though this is far from being the worst Americanization of a Toho movie. Popular Asian-American character actor James Hong (KUNG FU, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA) dubbed Tsuchiya in this movie. Hong also dubbed the Ogata and Serizawa characters in GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS! (1956).