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Space Amoeba (1970)

Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû (original title)
A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »

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Akira Kubo ...
Taro Kudo
Atsuko Takahashi ...
Ayako Hoshino
Yukiko Kobayashi ...
Saki, native girl
Kenji Sahara ...
Makoto Obata
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Dr. Kyoichi Mida
Yû Fujiki ...
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Noritake Saito ...
Rico, the guide
Yûko Sugihara ...
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Sachio Sakai ...
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Chôtarô Tôgin ...
Yokoyama, an agent
Wataru Ômae ...
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Tetsu Nakamura ...
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Yukihiko Gondô ...
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Shigeo Katô ...
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Rinsaku Ogata ...
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A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant mutant monsters created by the aliens in an attempt to conquer the world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Spewed from intergalactic space to clutch the planet earth in its ... terror tentacles! See more »

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This was the first giant monster film produced after the death of Toho's special effects director, Eiji Tsuburaya, who passed away in January 1970. Sadamasa Arikawa was promoted to to Director of Special Techniques (special effects) and Teriyoshi Nakano was promoted to his chief assistant. See more »

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Three of the main characters wear hats. During the second half of the movie, the hats come and go without reasonable explanation. See more »

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A hilarious rubber monster movie
10 November 1999 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

"Yog: Monster from Space" (the English title) is sort of like "Plan Nine from Outer Space" in the respect that it is a pretty bad film that is wonderfully entertaining to watch. One great example is found in the beginning. The main character is sitting in a jet reading a newspaper. We can see the headline -- 'Jupiter probe fails' (or something to that effect). At that >exact< moment, the guy looks out the window and happens to see the Jupiter probe parachuting back to earth (and he's in a jet going 200-300 miles per hour). Later, at his destination, he's assigned a photography job on this tropical island (apparently a Japanese tourist company is going to build a resort there). When he sees the location of this island marked with an "x" on the map, he says "gee, thats the EXACT SPOT where I saw the jupiter probe go down". Then there are the rubbery-looking monsters complete with Godzillaesque screeching noises, really bad special effects shots where people look like action figures, big halos around the tentacles that grab people, etc. Essentially, the movie is pretty much the same Godzilla formula: characters discover monster(s), characters meet incompetent tribal villagers, characters try to defeat monster(s). For anyone who likes Godzilla et al., or anyone who wants to laugh hysterically at rubbery stop motion monsters in a bad film, this is a must-see.


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