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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

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last Toho production to be made under the old studio system with the actors being under contract to the studio. 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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References King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) See more »

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Space aliens possess Earth creatures!
14 June 2003 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is another alien-invasion movie from Toho studios. It features space alien (s) that invaded a tropical island, where it mutates a squid, crab, and turtle to the size of Godzilla. The aliens' main purpose: to conquer Earth. We have a group of explorers visiting an island to investigate the whereabouts of a lost space probe. There, they encounter the alien monsters, and try to stop them, with the help of some very courageous island natives. The hero of the film is portrayed by Akira Kubo. He has been portraying so many heroic roles by the time he filmed this movie that him being type-casted started to get annoying. Aside from that, we have monsters that were surprisingly very campy and rubber-ish looking.

Overall, an OK kaiju film that should have featured more monsters, providing that the aliens mentioned that they were trying to mutate a lot of animals to attack Earth. The film contains a pretty exciting "rescue-the-earth" mission, nonetheless.

Grade B


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