Dogora, the Space Monster

Dogora, the Space Monster


宇宙大怪獣ドゴラ
Uchū Daikaijū Dogora
Space Giant Monster Dogora

Also known as Dogora
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 11, 1964
Runtime 81 minutes
Poster

宇宙大怪獣ドゴラ
Uchū Daikaijū Dogora
Space Giant Monster Dogora

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Info
Also known as Dogora
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 11, 1964
Runtime 81 minutes

A satellite is destroyed by a strange extraterrestrial animal. At the same time, large amounts of diamonds begin disappearing around the world. Komai, a Japanese detective, and Jackson, an insurance investigator, team up to determine the cause of the disappearances. Together they discover that the extraterrestrial creature, now called “Dogora,” is responsible, as it seeks out and feeds on sources of carbon.

Komai and Jackson travel to Tokyo. Jackson attempts to con his way into a diamond smuggling gang, but gets both himself and Komai captured. The appearance of Dogora in Tokyo allows them to escape, and they pursue the smugglers. Meanwhile, the military discovers that Dogora has a strange weakness against bee venom. They mass produce a stock of artificial bee venom for a counterattack.

Dogora multiples into many hundreds of smaller monsters, and the military deploys their venom weapons to stave off the invasion. The monsters die and crystallize, forming rocky lumps that fall to earth. Komai and Jackson chase the smugglers along the seaside until the smugglers are crushed by the falling debris.

Top Billed Cast

Yosuke Natsuki Detective Komai
Yoko Fujiyama Masayo Kirino
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Kirino
Akiko Wakabayashi Hamako
Nobuo Nakamura Dr. Munakata
Seizaburo Kawazu Gang Leader
Robert Dunham Mark Jackson
Susumu Fujita General Iwata
Jun Tazaki Police Chief
Yoshibumi Tajima Gangster
Hideyo Amamoto Gangster
Nadao Kirino Gangster
Akira Wakamatsu Gangster
Haruya Kato Gangster
Jun Funato Detective Nitta
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Policeman
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Takuzo Kumagai Military Advisor
Chotaro Togin Truck Driver
Shoichi Hirose Coal Miner
Yutaka Nakayama Coal Miner
Shiro Tsuchiya Coal Miner
Haruya Sakamoto Truck Driver
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Yutaka Oka Coal Miner
Tadashi Okabe Policeman
Wataru Omae Satellite Technician
Koji Uno Coal Miner

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo Soldier
Yukihiko Gondo Train Attendant
Yoshio Katsube Satellite Technician
Akio Kusama Soldier
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Soldier
Masaaki Tachibana Soldier
Kamayuki Tsubono Detective
Keisuke Yamada Soldier
Top Billed Cast
Yosuke Natsuki Detective Komai
Yoko Fujiyama Masayo Kirino
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Kirino
Akiko Wakabayashi Hamako
Nobuo Nakamura Dr. Munakata
Seizaburo Kawazu Gang Leader
Robert Dunham Mark Jackson
Susumu Fujita General Iwata
Jun Tazaki Police Chief
Yoshibumi Tajima Gangster
Hideyo Amamoto Gangster
Nadao Kirino Gangster
Akira Wakamatsu Gangster
Haruya Kato Gangster
Jun Funato Detective Nitta
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Policeman
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Takuzo Kumagai Military Advisor
Chotaro Togin Truck Driver
Shoichi Hirose Coal Miner
Yutaka Nakayama Coal Miner
Shiro Tsuchiya Coal Miner
Haruya Sakamoto Truck Driver
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Yutaka Oka Coal Miner
Tadashi Okabe Policeman
Wataru Omae Satellite Technician
Koji Uno Coal Miner
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo Soldier
Yukihiko Gondo Train Attendant
Yoshio Katsube Satellite Technician
Akio Kusama Soldier
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Soldier
Masaaki Tachibana Soldier
Kamayuki Tsubono Detective
Keisuke Yamada Soldier
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka

田実泰良
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
原作
Original Story
丘美丈二郎
Jojiro Okami

『スペース・モンス』より
From “Space Mons”
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
佐野健
Takeshi Sano
編集
Editor
藤井良平
Ryohei Fujii
音響効果
Sound Effects
知久長
Cho Chiku
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
中村茂
Shigeru Nakamura
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa

富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
光学撮影
Optical Photography
真野田幸雄
Yukio Manoda

徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
製作担当者
Production Manager
小池忠司
Tadashi Koike
出演者
Performers


夏木陽介
Yosuke Natsuki

藤山陽子
Yoko Fujiyama

小泉博
Hiroshi Koizumi

若林映子
Akiko Wakabayashi

中村伸郎
Nobuo Nakamura

河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

ダン・ユマ
Dan Yuma

藤田進
Susumu Fujita

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

天本英世
Hideyo Amamoto

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

若松明
Akira Wakamatsu

加藤春哉
Haruya Kato

船戸順
Jun Funato

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

熊谷卓三
Takuzo Kumagai

当銀長太郎
Chotaro Togin

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

上村幸之
Yoshiyuki Uemura

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

鈴川二郎
Jiro Suzukawa

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto

渋谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

千葉一郎
Ichiro Chiba

広田新二郎
Shinjiro Hirota

伊原徳
Toku Ihara

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

大前亘
Wataru Omae

宇野晃司
Koji Uno
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda