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Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû
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1 August 1970 (Japan) See more »
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The most fantastic science adventure ever filmed! See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Akira Kubo ... Taro Kudo
Atsuko Takahashi ... Ayako Hoshino
Yukiko Kobayashi ... Saki, native girl
Kenji Sahara ... Makoto Obata
Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Dr. Kyoichi Mida
Yû Fujiki ... Promotion Division Manager
Noritake Saito ... Rico, the guide
Yûko Sugihara ... Stewardess
Sachio Sakai ... The Editor
Chôtarô Tôgin ... Yokoyama, an agent
Wataru Ômae ... Sakura
Tetsu Nakamura ... Chieftain Ombo
Yukihiko Gondô ... Islander
Shigeo Katô ... Islander
Rinsaku Ogata ... Islander

Haruo Nakajima ... Gezora - Kameba
Haruyoshi Nakamura ... Ganime

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
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Ei Ogawa 

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer (US version)
Salvatore Billitteri .... producer (US version)
Fumio Tanaka .... executive producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Taiichi Kankura 
 
Film Editing by
Masahisa Himi 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
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Yasushi Sakai .... production manager
 
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Seiji Tani .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kanae Masua .... sound recordist
Sadamasa Nishimoto .... sound effects
 
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Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects
Yasuyuki Inoue .... special effects set decorator
Teruyoshi Nakano .... chief assistant special effects director
 
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Yoichi Manoda .... special effects cinematographer
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa .... special effects optical photographer
 
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Eli Haviv .... editor: US version
 
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Helen Gary .... director: US dubbing
 

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Also Known As:
"Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû" - Japan (original title)
"Space Amoeba" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Yog: Monster From Outer Space" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:84 min
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Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya convinced his friend Kenji Sahara to switch roles.See more »
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Continuity: 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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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Gezora, how I love thee!, 14 March 2006
Author: deeroq from New Jersey

The enjoyment that you derive out of this movie is directly proportional to what your expectations are. I'm a big fan of Honda's work, he's made some of the very best giant monster (not just limited to Japanese kaiju) movies ever made - this is not one of them. It's really pretty bad - not Jun Fukuda bad, mind you, but in the world of Ishiro Honda's works it's quite the stinker.

And yet... It's somehow great. What makes it truly great can essentially be summed up in one word. Gezora. Gezora is a giant squid, or an octopus, or perhaps a cuttlefish, or... It really doesn't matter what Gezora is supposed to be, just know that (unlike the giant octopus from "King Kong vs. Godzilla") Gezora is not a slimy creature that flutters and unfurls itself along the ground like an octopus probably would if it could actually move outside of the water. No, my friends, Gezora is rubbery looking and he walks. Let's say that again so that the utter ridiculousness of it can sink in:

Gezora WALKS. On tentacles.

You see, they didn't have access to high-tech animatronics and kaiju films have always had an aversion to stop-motion animation, so, as was custom - it's a guy in a suit. But how does a guy in a suit impersonate the flowing movement of an octopus/squid/cuttlefish on land, you ask?

He doesn't. He walks around, dragging and swinging tentacles with reckless abandon. That, if for no other reason, is why this movie must be seen to be appreciated. Gezora is, by far, my favorite bad kaiju. Yes, even better and far more ridiculous than King Seesar. This may be difficult to believe, but he's even sillier (and more lovable) than Guiron - knife-headed foe of Gamera. You, too, will love Gezora if you just give him a chance - and that chance has arrived as of today, for "Space Amoeba" has been released on DVD.

Huzzah!

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