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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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The most fantastic science adventure ever filmed! See more »

Genres:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The giant turtle is known in Japan as Kameba and internationally as Kamoebas. The name is a mixture of kame, the Japanese word for turtle, and amoebas. 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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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One word: CRAZY!
16 February 2003 | by AkiosanSee all my reviews

"Kessen! Nankai no Dakaiju" (or on Brazilian TV, "Monstruos nos consoles pacíficos". I have seen both Portuguese dub and original Japanese version) has to be one crazy Kaiju eiga opis! It starts with a Space blob from Jupeter coming down to earth and crashing on Guam, mutating anything it gets near to, including A Cuttelfish, Crabs and a Turtles. These creatures go ape $#^#^ and start damaging the vacation resorts (Oh no!)

One scene I remember is where Gezora (the Cuttelfish monster) starts braking into some huts, tossing some hapless vacationers around like, well, action figurines! A must see indeed *laughs*


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