The Green Slime (1968)

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The Green Slime
The American poster for The Green Slime
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Gamma 3: The Great Space Operation (1968)
See alternate titles
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, Katsuhiko Taguchi
Producer(s) Walter Manley, Ivan Reiner, Koji Ota,[1]
William Ross, Kaname Ogisawa,[1]
Written by Charles Sinclair, William Finger,
Tom Rowe, Takeo Kaneko[1], Ivan Reiner
Music by Toshiaki Tsushima
Distributor ToeiJP, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerUS
Rating GUS
Running time 77 minutesJP
(1 hour, 17 minutes)
90 minutesUS
(1 hour, 30 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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The Green Slime (ガンマー第3号 宇宙大作戦,   Ganmā Dai Sangō Uchū Daisakusen, lit. Gamma 3: The Great Space Operation) is a 1968 tokusatsu science fiction film produced by Toei, RAM Films and MGM. It was released to Japanese theaters on December 19, 1968, and to American theaters on May 21 the following year.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

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

  • Directed by   Kinji Fukasaku, Katsuhiko Taguchi
  • Written by   Charles Sinclair, William Finger, Tom Rowe, Takeo Kaneko
  • Based on a story by   Ivan Reiner
  • Produced by   Walter Manley, Ivan Reiner, William Ross, Kaname Ogisawa, Koji Ota
  • Music by   Charles Fox, Toshiaki Tsushima
  • Cinematography by   Yoshikazu Yamazawa
  • Edited by   Osamu Tanaka
  • Assistant director   Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
  • Special effects directed by   Akira Watanabe, Yoichi Manoda

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Robert Horton   as   Commander Jack Rankin
  • Richard Jaeckel   as   Major Vince Elliott
  • Luciana Paluzzi   as   Dr. Louise Benson
  • Bud Widom   as   General Jonathan B. Thompson
  • William Ross   as   Ferguson
  • Ted Gunther   as   Dr. Hans Halversen
  • Robert Dunham   as   Captain Martin
  • David Yorston   as   Lieutenant Curtis
  • Jack Morris   as   Lieutenant Morris
  • Strong Illimaiti   as   Doctor
  • Enver Altenbay, Eugene Vince   as   Technicians
  • Carl Bengs   as   Rocket pilot
  • Tom Scott   as   Lieutenant Scott
  • Linda Miller, Kathy Horan, Linda Malson, Susan Skersick, Linda Hardisty, Patricia Elliott   as   Nurses
  • Ann Ault
  • Richard Hylland   as   Michael (uncredited)
  • Gary Randolf   as   Cordier (uncredited)
  • Don Planté   as   Doctor (uncredited)
  • Helen Kirkpatrick   as   Nurse (uncredited)
  • Tom Conrad   as   Military sergeant (uncredited)
  • Clarence Howard   as   Hospital patient (uncredited)
  • Bob Morris   as   Soldier (uncredited)
  • David Sentman   as   Military officer (uncredited)
  • Arthur Stark   as   Barnett (uncredited)

Japanese dub[edit | edit source]

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

  • Goro Naya   as   Commander Jack Rankin
  • Ichiro Murakoshi   as   Major Vince Elliott
  • Haruko Kitahama   as   Dr. Louise Benson
  • Kosei Tomita   as   General Jonathan B. Thompson

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Green Slime/Gallery.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Green Slime (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Gamma 3: The Great Space Operation (literal Japanese title)
  • Battle Beyond the Stars (original title)[1]
  • Monster from Space (Monster aus dem All; West Germany)
  • The Green Mud (Il Fango Verde; Italy)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Warner Bros. DVD (2010)

  • Region: N/A
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: None
  • Notes: Made-to-order DVD-R.

Warner Bros. Blu-ray (2017)

  • Region: A
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio)
  • Special features: None

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Japanese The Green Slime trailer
American The Green Slime trailer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Green Slime was riffed in the pilot episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Unlike later episodes, wherein full movies were riffed, only a few minutes of The Green Slime were used in the submitted pilot.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for GodzillaFeistyPetFan1998/Sandbox/The Green Slime. 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 Stuart Galbraith IV (1998). Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!. Feral House. pp. 99, 104–107, 157, 158.


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