Sunday, March 29, 2009

DOGORA / Toho - 1964 / Music by Akira Ifukube

In Japan, they say Uchu daikaijû Dogora!.. Whatever that means!

Here, tonight, we have yet another super movie for Sinoland! Of course, the master, Ishirô Honda, directs this 'gem.' There's a pun, there! Plus, there's lots of excellent eye candy for your viewing pleasure!

Everything starts with Japan watching as their satellite is attacked and destroyed by some unknown force in space! Looks like some giant space amoeba, that's pretty creepy.

What can we say about Mr. Akira Ifukube that we already haven't said many times before, the man had 268 composing credits and wrote Godzilla's and Rodan's themes... What else do you need to know?!

So, let's get on with the show! Here's... SOUNDCLIP NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Other strange things are beginning to happen! Check this guy out!! He's been drinking saki, so, he doesn't even know the difference!! Feels pretty damn spiffy, I'd bet!

Here's one of my favorite guys, Robert Dunham! He worked out well whenever Toho needed a blond American wiseguy and he spoke Japanese! He starred in TIME TRAVELERS and THE GREEN SLIME, but, I think he's great as Emperor Antonio of Seatopia, the ruler under the Earth in GODZILLA vs MEGALON, which also featured Jet Jaguar!! Robert also directed TIME TRAVELERS.

Photos of the space creatures, and, a real one eating away at this safe!

Like an atomic blast... Beautiful, but deadly!

The scene where the inspector tries to shoot Mark's handcuff chain, before they are both blown up at the hands of the bad guys, is interesting and pretty damn funny!!

Isn't that just like a beautiful woman, trying to make off with the diamonds when nobody's looking?! Oops, the boss was looking!

Science is left to deal with the monster, so, they give it their best shot. Looks complicated!

HOLY FREAKIN'!!!..

INTO THAT CAVE!!!

The monster is defeated and all the debris falls back to Earth. A fitting end for that murderous gang of crooks!

Everything's okay now, everybody, the skies are clear!!

3 comments:

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Poor Dogora. I really hoped that he would've gotten a shot at Godzilla during the Big G's Heisei and Millennium revivals (along with the similarly under-appreciated monsters of Space Amoeba). Aside from Biollante, Godzilla's never fought a tentacled opponent...no, I'm not thinking about hentai!!

prof. grewbeard said...

another favorite given excellent treatment! Robert Dunham was cool, too bad him and Nick Adams never teamed up...

Elmer Fuddilicious said...

Freakin' Almighty Dogora!!! What eye candy!!! Whoa, I got an eye ache!!

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