DOGORA 1964 JAPANESE KAIJU EXTRAVAGANZA GIANT JELLYFISH – NO DOG! DUBBED IN ENGLISH WIDESCREEN DVD-R!
Dogora (‘Giant Space Monster Dogora’) is a 1964 Japanese kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. Produced and distributed by Toho Studios, the film stars Yosuke Natsuki, Nobuo Nakamura, Hiroshi Koizumi, and Akiko Wakabayashi, along with American actor Robert Dunham. The film tells the story of a huge jellyfish-like carbon-eating creature from space that attacks Japan.
Dogora was released theatrically in Japan on August 11, 1964. It was released directly to television in the United States in 1966 by American International Television, under the title Dagora, the Space Monster.
Toho had an English-language version of Dogora prepared in Hong Kong by Ted Thomas’s Axis Productions. Because Robert Dunham primarily spoke Japanese for his role in the film, his voice was dubbed into English by another actor.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 licensed for U.S. release to American International Pictures. Its television unit, American International Television, first offered the film to television stations as Dagora, the Space Monster in the “Amazing ’66” syndication package starting in 1965. It would later be included in AITV’s “SciFi 65” package. Dogora was not re-dubbed for AITV’s release; this version featured no on-screen credits of any kind, only the new opening title.
color, mono, widescreen, 84 minutes, dubbed in English. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!