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 (1977)
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Directed by Hajime Sato
Producer(s) Akira 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.


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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   Akira 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


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
  • Cathy Holan   as   Mrs. Neal, widow
  • Harold Conway   as   Ambassador (uncredited)



  • Hirofumi Teraoka / Goké

Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • Gokemidoro
  • Gokemidoro UFOs


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


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

Alternate titles

  • Vampire Gokemidoro (Literal Japanese title)
  • GOKE, The Bodysnatcher From Hell (English Japanese DVD title)
  • Body Snatcher from Hell (American title)
  • Goke the Vampire (Alternate American title)
  • Destroy DC 59, from the Space Station in Hong Kong (Distruggete DC 59, da Base Spaziale a Hong Kong, Italian title)
  • Goke - Vampire from Outer Space (Goke - Vampir aus dem Weltall, German title)

Theatrical releases

  • Japan - August 14, 1968
  • Germany - July 25, 1969

Video releases

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)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 4
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special Features: None
  • Notes: Packaged with The X from Outer Space, The Living Skeleton, and Genocide.

Shochiku Blu-ray (2014)

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



Goké, Body Snatcher from Hell
Japanese trailer
Goké, Body Snatcher from Hell
export trailer
Body Snatcher from Hell
American trailer


Full movie (English subtitles)


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one month ago
Score 0
Goke, The Japanese hanabal!!!!

Godzilla Master

4 months ago
Score 0
Japan is weird.


9 months ago
Score -1
Correction Goku, not goke


15 months ago
Score 0
Why Japan has the most films that is considered too violent? The Notradamus was known for its mutant humans got censored, now this featuring a vampire from outer space who drinks women blood. Oh and there's The Ring too.
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