Goké, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

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Goké, Body Snatcher from Hell
The Japanese poster for Goké, Body Snatcher from Hell
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Vampire Gokemidoro (1968)
Flagicon United States.png Body Snatcher from Hell (1978)
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Directed by Hajime Sato
Producer(s) Takashi Inomata
Written by Susumu Takaku, Kyuzo Kobayashi
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Distributor ShochikuJP, Pacemaker FilmsUS
Rating PGUS
Running time 84 minutesJP
(1 hour, 24 minutes)
83 minutesUS
(1 hour, 23 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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One by one, humans are sucked of their blood and mummified! (生き血を吸われた人間が次々にミイラと化す!)
Brutal! A frenzied vampire... and you're next!
(残忍!狂暴な吸血鬼・・・ 次はお前だ!)

— Japanese tagline

A fiendish vampire from a strange world in outer space drains his victims' blood and turns them into weird corpses!

— American tagline

A human beast thrives on the blood of men and women, and throws all mankind into the threat of extermination.

— International tagline

Goké, Body Snatcher from Hell (吸血鬼ゴケミドロ,   Kyūketsuki Gokemidoro, lit. Vampire Gokemidoro) is a 1968 tokusatsu kaijin film produced by Shochiku. It was released to Japanese theaters on August 14, 1968.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Hajime Sato
  • Written by   Susumu Takaku, Kyuzo Kobayashi
  • Produced by   Takashi Inomata
  • Music by   Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • Cinematography by   Shizuo Hirase
  • Edited by   Akimitsu Terada
  • Production design by   Koretaka Yoshino
  • Assistant directing by   Keiji Shiraki
  • Special effects by   Shinsuke Kojima, Michio Mikami

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Teruo Yoshida   as   Ei Sugisaka, pilot
  • Tomomi Sato   as   Kazumi Asakura, stewardess
  • Hideo Ko   as   Hirofumi Teraoka, terrorist and vampire
  • Masaya Takahashi   as   Professor Saga, astrobiologist
  • Nobuo Kaneko   as   Mr. Tokiyasu, weapons exporter
  • Eizo Kitamura   as   Gozo Mano, Senator of the Constitutional Democratic Party
  • Yuko Kusunoki   as   Noriko Tokiyasu, Mr. Tokiyasu's wife
  • Kazuo Kato   as   Dr. Momotake, psychiatrist
  • Hiroyuki Nishimoto   as   Airplane captain
  • Norihiko Yamamoto   as   Matsumiya, suicide bomber
  • Kathy Horan   as   Mrs. Neal, widow
  • Harold Conway   as   Ambassador (uncredited)

Italian dub[edit | edit source]

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

  • Stefano Carraro   as   Ei Sugisaka[1]
  • Andrea Lala   as   Hirofumi Teraoka[1]
  • Cesare Pirarba   as   Professor Saga[1]
  • Giorgio Bandiera   as   Mr. Tokiyasu[1]
  • Mimmo Palmara   as   Gozo Mano[1]
  • Cristina Grado   as   Noriko Tokiyasu[1]
  • Luca Ernesto Mellina   as   Dr. Momotake[1]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

  • Gokemidoro
  • Gokemidoro UFOs

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell/Gallery.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main article: Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Vampire Gokemidoro (literal Japanese title)
  • GOKE, The Bodysnatcher From Hell (English-language Japanese DVD title)
  • Body Snatcher from Hell (United States)
  • Destroy DC 59, from the Space Station in Hong Kong (Distruggete DC 59, da Base Spaziale a Hong Kong, Italy)
  • Goke - Vampire from Outer Space (Goké - Vampir aus dem Weltall, West Germany)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

  • Japan - August 14, 1968  [view poster]Japanese poster
  • West Germany - July 25, 1969  [view poster]German poster
  • United States - 1978[2]  [view poster]American poster

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Shochiku VHS (1993)

  • Tapes: 1
  • Audio: Japanese

Shochiku DVD (2003)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer, interviews with Hideo Ko and Tomio Sagisu, audio commentary with Shinji Higuchi and Jun Miura, still gallery
  • Notes: Re-released on December 3, 2005, January 28, 2009, and November 23, 2011.

The Criterion Collection DVD (2012) [Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku]

Shochiku Blu-ray (2014)

  • Region: 0
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (LPCM 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Japanese trailer
Export trailer
U.S. "Body Snatcher from Hell" trailer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Destroy DC 59, from the Space Station in Hong Kong. The World of Voice Actors. Retrieved on 2 December 2021.
  2. Senn 2019, p. 290.
  3. Yosensha 2011, pp. 88-89.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Senn, Bryan (28 February 2019). "Twice the Thrills! Twice the Chills!": Horror and Science Fiction Double Features, 1955-1974. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 978-1476668949.
  • Denjin Zaborger & P-Pro Special Effects Encyclopedia. Yosensha. 14 October 2011. ISBN 978-4862488053.


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