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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 »

Director:

Ishirô Honda

Writer:

Ei Ogawa
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Cast

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

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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Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 August 1970 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yog: Monster from Space See more »

Filming Locations:

Hachijôjima, Japan

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya convinced his friend Kenji Sahara to switch roles. See more »

Goofs

The lighted eyes on the monster Gezora went dead halfway through filming of the fx. There was no money left in the FX budget to repair them, and they remain unlighted in certain scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

American International's television release version replaces the original score during the end credits with another section of Akira Ifukube's score that was used during the shipboard sequence. See more »

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Actually, quite interesting...
5 February 2000 | by Plissken-6See all my reviews

When I rented this movie I thought this would be a low budget, rubber monster type, bad acting movie you would see on a late late late show. All of that is true, but the movie plot and situation was kind of interesting.

Yog changes into three different giant size monsters, but Yog is more of a blue mist that takes control of the host. The side story with the space mission is very interesting as well and merges well with the rest of the story. This story also has the cutest oriental woman I have ever seen which kept my attention. But without her, I would still be watching the movie finding out how it turns out.

This movie was a surprise to see and I did enjoy the film very much.


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