Uchu daikaijū Dogora (Dagora, the Space Monster) (1965)
Ishiro Honda, the Japanese monster auteur who directed the most memorable films in the Godzilla series, made this unusual science fiction tale. A wave of diamond heists in Tokyo have caused the police to crack down on local mobsters, who insist that they're innocent. While the lawmen don't believe them at first, they soon learn the robberies were in fact performed by no earthly criminals. Dogora is an alien creature who resembles a jellyfish and was mutated by radiation; the monster feeds on carbon, and as a consequence enjoys diamonds. But Dogora's appetite quickly grows until the creature becomes a threat to people and property all over Japan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi … More
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Alright 60's Japanese Sci-Fi. Dubs were predictably awful, but I thought this movie had a pretty good concept and some pretty great effects were pulled out (for 1964). Unfortunantly I think they werent able to pull off a truly great monster movie. For one the subplot involving diamond theives kept on getting in the way, and to be honest made the movie difficult to follow. Not that I have any problem with movies about diamond theives, this particular film just felt like it never really decided which it wanted to be, and I found the sci-fi monster portions to be the best aspect of this film. Could have been better, but good for what it is. Recommended for genre enthusiasts.More
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