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Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro (original title)
The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.


Hajime Satô


Kyûzô Kobayashi, Susumu Takaku (as Susumu Tanaka)




Credited cast:
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... Sugisaka, the co-pilot
Tomomi Satô Tomomi Satô ... Kazumi Asakura, the stewardess
Eizô Kitamura Eizô Kitamura ... Gôzô Mano, the senator
Hideo Kô Hideo Kô ... Hirofumi Teraoka , The Hijacker
Kathy Horan Kathy Horan ... Mrs. Neal
Yûko Kusunoki Yûko Kusunoki ... Noriko Tokuyasu
Kazuo Katô Kazuo Katô ... Dr. Momotake, the psychiatrist
Hiroyuki Nishimoto Hiroyuki Nishimoto ... The Pilot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Conway Harold Conway ... Assassinated Ambassador
Nobuo Kaneko ... Tokuyasu
Kei'ichi Noda Kei'ichi Noda ... Gokemidoro (voice)
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi ... Toshiyuki Saga , the scientist
Toshihiko Yamamoto Toshihiko Yamamoto ... Matsumiya (as Norihiko Yamamoto)
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Reputed to be one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movies. A scene in Kill Bill: Volume1 showed an airplane window with a red sky outside. See more »


In the first shot of the red sky from the cockpit, before the UFO appears for the first time, the bottom border of the red-hued transparent plastic covering causing the effect is visible resulting in a long sliver of normal blue sky below it. See more »


Tokuyasu: Mr. Mano, Japan's becoming like America, isn't it?
Gôzô Mano, the senator: What do you mean by that?
Tokuyasu: Using a rifle to kill people. It's a pity to have lost such a fine man. The ambassador was trying his best to find a way to settle the trouble in Southeast Asia.
Gôzô Mano, the senator: Tokuyasu, do you really mean what you're saying?
Tokuyasu: What?
Gôzô Mano, the senator: Your company exports weapons. Won't you be in trouble if peace comes to Southeast Asia? Isn't that so, Mrs. Tokuyasu?
Noriko Tokuyasu: Yes.
Tokuyasu: What are you talking about, Noriko? I'm no match for you, Mr. Mano.
Gôzô Mano, the senator: The world's in ...
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Alternate Versions

While the original 1968 Japanese release of KYUKETSUKI GOKEMIDORO has the full cast and crew credits, the American release only has one title card reading "TFC and Pacemaker Films present BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL" and it's 1977 U.S. release copyright date. The American version does not give any information of who made the film or starred in it. See more »


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User Reviews

Vampires, body snatchers, aliens, and other menaces
18 February 2008 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

This isn't one of those typical rubber suit movies where a giant beast smashes everything in sight while being shot at by toy airplanes. This is a slick, well-done horror/sci-fi that blends many elements and does it well.

There's some vampires, people's minds being taken over, driven insane, killing each other, invading aliens with sinister plots, and a lot of innocents in peril. This is the stuff of a good horror flick. The movie opens with a UFO sighting, and a plane being knocked out of the sky and forced to crash land in the wilderness. From there, evil starts to infect the survivors of the airplane, and a desperate battle for survival is on. All levels of conflict ensue: characters against each other, the environment, and even themselves.

A lost gem of the horror/sci-fi genre, worth seeing.

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 August 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Snatcher from Hell See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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