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Toho Kaiju Film
Dogora 1964
Dogora
Directed by                   Produced by
Ishiro Honda Tomoyuki Tanaka
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
Written by                       Music by  
Shinichi Sekizawa
Jojiro Okami
Akira Ifukube
Distributed by                       Rating      
Toho Company Ltd.JP,
American International TelevisionUS
Unrated
  Budget                           Box Office
$?,???,??? $?,???,???
Running Time
81 minutesJP
(1 hour, 21 minutes)
79 minutesUS
(1 hour, 19 minutes)
Designs Used
ShodaiDogora

Dogora (宇宙大怪獣ドゴラ,   Uchū Daikaijū Dogora?, lit. Giant Space Monster Dogora) is a 1964 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Toho Company Ltd. It was released to Japanese theaters on August 11, 1964.


Plot

After a giant jellyfish-like alien called Dogora comes to Earth and sucks up all the coal in the Tokyo area, a band of citizens, including a scientist, a diamond broker and a police inspector, band together to try and find a way to kill it after missiles and shells prove ineffective. After several attacks, the main characters find that wasp venom can be used to kill the beast. An artificial substance of equal power is hastily manufactured and after a long while, the mammoth Dogora is finally defeated.

Cast

Actor's name on the left, characters played on the right.

  • Robert Dunham - Mark Jackson
  • Yosuke Natsuki - Komai
  • Nobuo Nakamura - Dr. Munakata
  • Hisoshi Koizumi - Kirino
  • Yoko Fujiyama - Munakata's Assistant
  • Akiki Wakabayashi - Hamako, Diamond Thief
  • Susumu Fujita - Defense Force Executive Officer
  • Seizaburo Kawazu - Chief Diamond Thief
  • Yoshifumi Tajima - Tada, Thief
  • Eisei Amamoto - Maki, Thief
  • Haruya Katou - Sabu, Thief
  • Jun Takazi - Police Chief
  • Jun Funado - Detective Nitta
  • Hideo Shibuya - Journalist


Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Alternate Titles

  • Giant Space Monster Dogora (Uchū Daikaijū Dogora, Literal Japanese Title)
  • Dagora, the Space Monster (United States)
  • Dogora: The Monster from the Great Swamp (Dogora: Il Mostro Della Grande Palude, Italy)

U.S. Release

Dogora was released directly to television in the United States in 1965 by American International Television, under the title Dagora, the Space Monster. Despite this title change, the titular monster is still referred to as "Dogora" in dialogue and in a newspaper headline, since AIT simply used Toho's international English dub track.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Originally, Dogora was titled "'Space Monsters" (スペース・モンス,   Supēsu Monsu?, lit. Space Mons) and was meant to be released in 1962.[1]

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