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Dogora (1964)

Uchû daikaijû Dogora (original title)
The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds.

Director:

Ishirô Honda

Writers:

Jôjirô Okami (story "Space Mons"), Shin'ichi Sekizawa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôsuke Natsuki Yôsuke Natsuki ... Inspector Kommei
Yôko Fujiyama Yôko Fujiyama ... Masayo Kirino
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Kirino
Nobuo Nakamura ... Dr. Munakata
Robert Dunham Robert Dunham ... Mark Jackson (as Dan Yuma)
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Hamako the Gangster Moll
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Chief Inspector
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... General Iwasa
Seizaburô Kawazu ... Gangster Boss
Hideyo Amamoto ... Maki the Safecracker
Haruya Katô Haruya Katô ... Sabu the Small Fry
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima ... Gangster
Nadao Kirino Nadao Kirino ... Gangster
Akira Wakamatsu Akira Wakamatsu ... Gangster
Jun Funato Jun Funato ... Inspector Nitta
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Several satellites have been destroyed without explanation. A few days later, a group of diamond thieves are thwarted when the gems they are after suddenly disappear. Strangely enough, the two incidents are connected when scientists discover that a giant jellyfish like creature, which was mutated due to a high amount of radiation hovering over Japan, is drawing up all carbon based matter, including coal and diamonds. Soon the creature is also attacking bridges and ships. Can anything be done to destroy the creature before he begins drawing up all mankind? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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SOS From Earth. It Devours Buildings and People.

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Trivia

At 1:23:00 when Mark throws the sticks of dynamite out the window, he does so with total disregard of who might be out there. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes featuring the smaller Dogoras, the strings holding them up are clearly seen. See more »

Crazy Credits

The U.S. English dubbed version, released by American International under the title "Dagora, The Space Monster," has all of the cast and credits removed. The picture and sound contain an awkward jump from the main title to the first scene. It is believed that American International, for unknown reasons, physically cut the cast and credits from their initial release prints. See more »

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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

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Masterpiece in its own way
23 October 2005 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Asides from the strange plot development which we don't know if this movie is a comedy or a kaijyu movie, I think this could be one of the best monster movie of all times. What's great and horrifying about this movie is the monster Dogora. It's kind of a space jellyfish that can defy gravity. The monster makes you think that perhaps somewhere in space there could be a life form like it, and when it arrives on earth, there's no telling how large it could be. None of the Toho monsters have real life creepiness like the Dogora. If the movie was made on a plot about this space monster arriving on earth and terrorizing the world while it multiplies would have made it a unique masterpiece. There's absolutely no movie like it. For its originality, and the special mood this monster brings to the story, this movie is a masterpiece.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 August 1964 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogora See more »

Filming Locations:

Fukuoka, Japan See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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