Yog: Monster From Space

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Yog: Monster From Space (1970, Japan) is a Kaiju film directed by Ishiro Honda.


Main Details

  • Released in 1970 | Color
  • Running Time: 83 Min
  • Production Co: Toho
  • Distribution Co: Toho | American International Pictures (USA, 1971)
  • Directed by Ishirō Honda
  • Produced by Fumio Tanaka, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Written by Ei Ogawa
  • Starring Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yu Fujiki, Noritake Saito, Yûko Sugihara, Sachio Sakai
  • Music by Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by Taiichi Kankura
  • Edited by Masahisa Himi, Eli Haviv (US version)

Also Known As

  • Space Amoeba
  • Gezora, Ganimes, Kamoebas: Decisive Battle! Giant Monsters of the South Seas


Space Amoeba aka Yog: Monster From Space tells the story of extraterrestrial amoeba-like aliens that highjack a probe and, after crash landing on a small South pacific atoll, create gigantic monsters from native lifeforms (a Kisslip cuttlefish, Rubble crab and Matamata turtle) with plans of conquering the Earth. The film was released theatrically in the USA in the Summer of 1971 by American International Pictures as Yog Monster from Space. (Wikipedia)