Space Amoeba

Space Amoeba


ゲゾラ・ガニメ・カメーバ 決戦!南海の大怪獣
Gezora Ganime Kamēba Kessen! Nankai No Daikaijū
Gezora, Ganime, Kamoeba: Battle! South Seas Giant Monsters
Also known as Yog, Monster from Space
Director Ishiro Honda
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Fumio Tanaka
Screenplay Ei Ogawa
Photography Taiichi Kankura
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Kanae Masuo
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Masahisa Nagami
Special Effects Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 1, 1970
Runtime 84 minutes

ゲゾラ・ガニメ・カメーバ 決戦!南海の大怪獣
Gezora Ganime Kamēba Kessen! Nankai No Daikaijū
Gezora, Ganime, Kamoeba: Battle! South Seas Giant Monsters

Director Ishiro Honda
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Fumio Tanaka
Screenplay Ei Ogawa
Photography Taiichi Kankura
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Kanae Masuo
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Masahisa Nagami
Special Effects Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Also known as Yog, Monster from Space
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 1, 1970
Runtime 84 minutes

The Helios 7, an unmanned space capsule, is reported missing on its first voyage. Four months later, a photographer, Kudo, spots the Helios 7 reentering the atmosphere during a flight over the south seas. He is unable to prove his account to the scientific community. Later Kudo is approached by a development firm to scout out Sergio Island; he agrees, since the island is close to where the Helios 7 crashed. He is joined by a scientist, Mida, and a mysterious man named Obata. When he arrives, he discovers that the island is being terrorized by a monstrous cuttlefish, Gezora. The natives rebuke Kudo, believing that by trespassing on their sacred land they have angered the monster.

Kudo goes diving and discovers the Helios capsule. Gezora awakens and attacks but is driven away by a pack of dolphins. When Gezora surfaces, the natives raid an old Japanese bunker and use the war-time weapons to kill Gezora. They also kill a second giant monster, a crab called Ganimes. Mida hypothesizes that an extraterrestrial life form is responsible for creating and manipulating the monsters. Such a life form could have arrived on earth aboard the Helios 7. Obata, who has been outed as an industrial spy, attempts to flee the island, but is possessed by the alien instead.

Mida and Kudo realize that the monsters - and by extension the alien - are vulnerable to supersonic frequencies; hence it must flee from creatures such as dolphins or bats. The alien commands Obata to kill all the bats on the island. When Mida and Kudo appeal to Obata, he begins to resist the alien control and frees the remaining bats. The bats swarm the monsters and incapacitate them, while an erupting volcano kills them. Obata throws himself into the volcano to destroy the alien. Mido and Kudo are rescued by a passing cruise liner.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka

田中文雄
Fumio Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
小川英
Ei Ogawa
撮影
Photography
完倉泰一
Taiichi Kankura
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
増尾鼎
Kanae Masuo
照明
Lighting
高島利雄
Toshio Takashima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
監督助手
Assistant Director
谷清次
Seiji Tani
編集
Editor
永見正久
Masahisa Nagami
音響効果
Sound Effects
西本定正
Sadamasa Nishimoto
整音
Dubbing
東宝ダビング
Toho Dubbing
協力
Cooperation
東海汽船株式会社
Tokai Steamship Corporation
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂井靖史
Yasushi Sakai
特殊技術
Special Effects
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
撮影
Photography
真野田陽一
Yoichi Manoda
光学撮影
Optical Photography
徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
井上泰行
Yasuyuki Inoue
照明
Lighting
原文良
Funyoshi Hara
操演
Physical Effects
中代文雄
Fumio Nakashiro
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
出演者
Performers


久保明
Akira Kubo

高橋厚子
Atsuko Takahashi

小林夕岐子
Yukiko Kobayashi

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

中村哲
Tetsu Nakamura

藤木悠
Yu Fujiki

佐藤宜丈
Yoshihito Sato

杉原優子
Yuko Sugihara

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

当銀長太郎
Chotaro Togin

大前亘
Wataru Omae

権藤幸彦
Yukihiko Gondo

加藤茂雄
Shigeo Kato

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

中村晴吉
Haruyoshi Nakamura
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda