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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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All three monsters, the squid Gezora, the crab Ganimes and the turtle Kamoebas have remained relatively obscure and never had a major role in later monster movies made by Toho. However, Gezora gained some notoriety for its appearance as the first boss in Nintendo's Godzilla: Monster of Monsters video game and its brief cameo in Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004), and Kamoebas also had a cameo as a carcass washed ashore in Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tôkyô S.O.S. (2003). See more »

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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 »

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Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Yog, Monster from Space (1970) (1981) See more »

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Plastic creatures, we love you
11 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Japanese have always had incredible ambitions in their fantasy movies. They have always been ready to destroy cities by huge plastic monsters coming from outer space and elsewhere. The problem is they have never had the money to succeed in making convincing special effects. This film, released in France under the title Les envahisseurs de l'espace, is no exception. Its ambition is to show three creatures from the giant octopus to the giant lobster trying to have the upper hand on the humans. It's extremely awkward and laughable, but well quite enjoyable too. After all, we do like these creatures and these films after all, don't we?


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