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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

The following weapons were used in the film Ebirah, Horror of the Deep:


This briefly-seen carbine (?) rifle is seen wielded by the bank robber Yoshimura (Akira Takarada) aboard the yacht. Ryota (Tooru Watanabe) renders it completely useless by dismantling it while Yoshimura is asleep.

Yoshimura holds the rifle on the intruders.
Agreeing to let them stay aboard, he hefts the rifle up.
Ryota reveals he took the rifle apart, showing Yoshimura the gun parts on a tray.
Yoshimura grabs the tray from Ryota, thoroughly displeased.

Fake Thompson Submachine Gun

The Red Bamboo soldiers primarily use Japanese "flash paper" prop guns based on the Thompson submachine gun with large suppressor-like attachments on the ends of the barrel. They are an odd hybrid of Thompson features, with the unribbed barrel of an M1 but the top-mounted charging handle of an M1928A1. For years, Japanese cinema used their own version of "flash paper" non-guns since they for the most part, are not allowed real firearms, even their movie industry. Japanese flashpaper guns are identifiable due to the distinctive "pinkish" or "reddish" color of the flash and the lack of ejecting brass and excessive smoke from the muzzle.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
The Red Bamboo soldiers firing at escaping slaves.
Captain Ryuui (Akihiko Hirata) signals for his men to quit firing.
Ryuui and his men catch the castaways inside the Red Bamboo base. The soldier on the left has a Thompson.
Rushing up some rocks in pursuit of the slave girl Dayo.
A decent view of one soldier's (left) Thompson as Ryuui reacts to the sudden intrusion of Godzilla.

Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4s are seen used as sentry guns by the Red Bamboo. These are likely also non-functional props.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
Sentry guns mounted on Red Bamboo guard towers fire after some escaping slaves.
Closer view.

MP 40

A secondary firearm employed by the Red Bamboo is what appears to be the MP 40.

MP 40 - 9x19mm
Behind the soldier with the M1A1 Thompson.

Fictional Firearms

A few of the weapons seen in the hands of the Red Bamboo are obvious props either inspired by existing guns, or entirely fictional.

Ryuui's sidearm

Captain Ryuui (Akihiko Hirata) (named "Captain Yamoto" in the English dub) carries a chrome handgun as his primary sidearm. It appears to be a toy or otherwise non-functional weapon.

Ryuui gestures with his gun for his men to return to the ship.
The gun is visible in Ryuui's holster as the Red Bamboo run after Dayo.
Ryuui points his gun at some slaves after firing a few attention-getting shots.

Submachine Gun

At least one Red Bamboo soldier is seen with a silver-colored SMG that resembles a chrome MP 40.

Held by the soldier third from left.

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