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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"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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