Hot Picks

- There's No Such Thing as Zombies 2020

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- The After Dark 2024

- For Prophet 2024

- The Culture of Hip Hop: The Staten Island Story - Part 1 2024

- #ChadGets-TheAxe 2022

- The Guyver 1991

- Double Exposure 2024

- Live One 2024

- Queen Rising 2024

- The G 2023

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Midnight Feature 2024

- Deadland 2023

- The Red Lips of the Octopus 2023

- A Gangster's Kiss 2024

- Homework 1982

- Vindication Swim 2024

- Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire 2024

- As I Believe the World to Be 2023

- 2015: Future Uncertain 2024

- Guy Friends 2024

- A Rocky Mountain Affair 2024

- The Moor 2023

- Insane Like Me? 2024

- Grandma's Cookies: A Christmas Tale 2024

- The Keepers of the 5 Kingdoms 2024

- Arena Wars 2024

- Static Cling 2024

- Realm of Shadows 2024

- The Girl in the Trunk 2024

- Buying Time 2024

- 4 Minutes of Terror: Death Throes 2024

- Lost in Tomorrow 2023

- Ufologists 2022

- Rhapsody in Justice 2024

- Life of Belle 2024

- Unspeakable: Beyond the Wall of Sleep 2024

- Princess Halle and the Jester 2024

- Tormented 1960

- Sira 2023

- MR-9: Do or Die 2023

- Homesick 2015

- Exteriors 2023

- Brotherly Lies 2022

- Pandemonium 2024

- All the Fires 2023

- Isleen Pines 2023

- I Was a Soldier 2024

- The Seductress from Hell 2024

- Dreaming of the Unholy 2024

- Part-Time Killer 2022

- Cosmos 2021

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no Daikaiju

Yog: Monster from Space
Yog: The Space Amoeba / Supesu Amiba / Aliens: Monster des Grauens greifen an

Japan 1970
produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka (executive), Fumio Tanaka (executive) for Toho
directed by Ishiro Honda
starring Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yu Fujiki, Noritake Saito, Yuko Sugihara, Sachio Sakai, Chotaro Togin, Wataru Omae, Tetsu Nakamura, Yukihiko Gondo, Shigeo Kato, Rinsaku Ogata, Haruo Nakajima
written by Ei Ogawa, music by Akira Ifukube, special effects by Teisho Arikawa

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

The Addams Family

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

The Munsters

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe

Philo Vance

Quatermass

Robin Hood

The Saint

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD!

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat (commissions earned)

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility!!!

A spaceprobe headed for Jupiter is taken over by bodyless aliens and directed back to earth, where it lands near a small Pacific island.

At around the same time, at the request of a big hotel chain, photographer Kudo (Akira Kubo), Doctor Mida (Yoshio Tsuchiya), and Ayako (Atsuko Takahashi) come to the island to see if it can be opened up for tourism. Unfortunately, Obata (Kenji Sahara), a spy from a rival company, has somehow managed to come with them ... but that's the least of their problems it soon turns out when a giant octopus, Gezora, attacks the island, which is especially problematic because this octopus can get up on its hindlegs (hey, do octopusses even have hindlegs ?), leave the water and wreak havok on land. Only eventually can our heroic trio drive the octopus back into the water using fire ... but that doesn't end their problems by a long shot, because soon enough, a giant crustacean and a giant whatever (I really have no idea, it might be a turtle, it might be a lizard, it might be - well it is - just a man in a monstersuit) attack as well. Eventually, Kudo, Mida and Ayako figure these creatures must all be possessed by some extraterrestrial intelligence that was brought home by the space probe, and that they can only be defeated using ultrasonic noise ... and thus they have to use bats to fight the monsters. Good thing the island has quite a few caves that house bats, bad thing that Obata is by now also possessed by the alien intelligence and he burns the bats in their caves to cinder. However, when he is about to burn the last cave of bats as well as all the others, Ayako makes a plea to his humanity, and eventually good wins over evil in Obata and he releases the bats on the crustacean and the whatever, who suddenly engage in mortal combat and before long fall into the local volcano. Obata, realizing that he is the last hope for these nasty aliens, leaps into the volcano as well, and the world is once more a safe place ...

 

In his time, director Inoshiro Honda has made a handful of quite fine science fiction/monster movies, the original Godzilla springs to mind, and Mothra and Matango - Yog: Monster from Space however is a film more likely to hurt his reputation, the plot is about as overused as it is trashy, the special effects are sloppily done and lack any really exciting scenes of destruction, and the monster suits are nothing short of ridiculous - I mean, why would you make an octopus walk on its hindlegs ?

Sure, the film is still good for a few laughs - but I have laughed much better elsewhere.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
(commissions earned)

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Yog: Monster from Space
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports?
Find Yog: Monster from Space here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

In times of uncertainty of a possible zombie outbreak, a woman has to decide between two men - only one of them's one of the undead.

 

There's No Such Thing as Zombies
starring
Luana Ribeira, Rudy Barrow and Rami Hilmi
special appearances by
Debra Lamb and Lynn Lowry

 

directed by
Eddie Bammeke

written by
Michael Haberfelner

produced by
Michael Haberfelner, Luana Ribeira and Eddie Bammeke

 

now streaming at

Amazon

Amazon UK

Vimeo

 

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!