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.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Ishiro Honda
- Written by Shinichi Sekizawa (screenplay), Jojiro Okami (story)
- Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
- Music by Akira Ifukube
- Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi
- Edited by Ryohei Fujii
- Production Design by Takeo Kita
- Assistant Directing by Ken Sano
- Special Effects by Eiji Tsuburaya
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Robert Dunham as Mark Jackson
- Yosuke Natsuki as Komai
- Nobuo Nakamura as Dr. Munakata
- Hiroshi Koizumi as Kirino
- Yoko Fujiyama as Munakata's Assistant
- Akiki Wakabayashi as Hamako, Diamond Thief
- Susumu Fujita as Defense Force Executive Officer
- Seizaburo Kawazu as Chief Diamond Thief
- Yoshifumi Tajima as Tada, Thief
- Hideyo Amamoto as Maki, Thief
- Haruya Katou as Sabu, Thief
- Jun Tazaki as Police Chief
- Jun Funado as Detective Nitta
- Hideo Shibuya as Journalist
Weapons, Vehicles, and Races
- Main article: Dogora (film)/Gallery.
- Main article: Dogora (Soundtrack).
- Giant Space Monster Dogora (Uchū Daikaijū Dogora, Literal Japanese Title)
- Space Monster Dogora (English Japanese Title)
- Dagora, the Space Monster (United States)
- Dogora: The Monster from the Great Swamp (Dogora: Il Mostro Della Grande Palude, Italy)
In April 1965, Dogora played at the Toho Theatre in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Japanese with English subtitles. A newspaper ad in the Honolulu Advertiser referred to it as Space Monster Dogora.
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 a newspaper headline, since AIP-TV used Toho's international English dub track instead of recording one of their own.
DVD and Blu-ray Releases
Tokyo Shock DVD (2005)
- Region: 1
- Discs: 1
- Audio: Japanese, English (Mono 1.0)
- Special Features: Original trailer, production gallery, previews for other Tokyo Shock kaiju releases
- Notes: Out of print. Picture is slightly cropped.
Toho DVD (2005)
- Region: 2
- Discs: 1
- Audio: Japanese (Mono 1.0 and Surround 5.1)
- Special Features: Audio commentary by Yosuke Natsuki, original trailer, interview with Teruyoshi Nakano and Keizo Murase (26 minutes), photo gallery, booklet
- Notes: Does not include English subtitles.
Though Dogora is not available on Blu-ray, an HD version can be rented or purchased on the Japanese versions of Amazon Video and iTunes.
- Originally, Dogora was titled "Space Mons" (スペース・モンス and was meant to be released in 1962. Supēsu Monsu)
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