Wednesday, January 03, 2007

M1Go GID Gezora ゲゾラ

M1 Go reissue of the Bullmark Gezora (Toho edition). This is a standard size glow in the dark vinyl version, limited to 100 figures worldwide. Issued in February 2006.












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Gezora, a giant cuttlefish (octopus, squid), appeared in the tokusatsu science fiction film "Space Amoeba" or "Yog: Monster from Space" (南海の大怪獣 - Giant Monsters of the South Seas). The film was produced and released by Toho Studios in 1970. This was one of director Ishirō Honda's last kaiju movies, and the first kaiju movie made by Toho after the death of special-effects director Eiji Tsuburaya. Teruyoshi Nakano did the special effects for this film. [Source: Wikipedia]

In the movie, an alien force comes to Earth on a returning spaceship, intent on world conquest and using giant monsters as its tools, first Gezora, then the turtle-like Kamoebas and the giant crab, Ganimes. Over the course of the monster battles, it is revealed that Gezora can be hurt by ultrasonic frequencies. One notable thing about the movie, is that although the monsters are giant, they are smaller-scaled than in movies like Godzilla. This smaller scale allows more intimacy and realism in the attacks by the monsters on humans and their villages, and the humans' response as they fight back against the monsters.



[Promotional poster © 1943-2007 Toho Co. Ltd. and its related entities. All rights reserved.]

スタンダードサイズ 蓄光成型 ブルマァク復刻 ゲゾラ

南海の大怪獣

Photos © 2006 Geozilla Omni-Monster except as otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

michael said...

whoa i want that poster! do you have one?

geozilla said...

Unfortunately, I do not! :(