under the confusing American title Yog, Monster
from Space, this incredibly cheap video from
Trans-Atlantic used some artwork that closely resembles
(but isn't) the artwork from the American theatrical
poster. The art makes the monsters look much scarier
(and bigger) than they actually are, and adds in laughable
spaceships to blast Gezora. Two shadowy Ganimes are
shown emerging from the darkness of space behind,
along with a vicious, feral Kamoebas, who looks rather
different from the almost cute monster in the actual
film. If you look carefully at the original
poster, the slight differences become apparent.
For example, the explosions are shaped differently
in the original, and the colorization of the planet
and the composition of the clouds are rendered differently.
For some reason, Trans-Atlantic must have had the
art redone rather than paying licensing fees. The
text along the top comes from the poster as well,
although with the words moved around a bit -- the
word "Yog" originally rode on top of the
Along with all of their
public domain releases that I've seen, this video
from Trans-Atlantic does not include any screenshots
from the movie on the back, or anywhere else. The
"synopsis," if it can be called that,
is actually some more of the text from the poster,
slightly altered. Here, it reads "Spewed from
intergalactic space to clutch the planet earth in
its tentacles of terror!" The original reads,
"Spewed from intergalactic space to clutch
the planet earth in its -- terror tentacles!"
Either way, whoever wrote that tagline looks to
have based it on the artwork itself rather than
the actual movie. None of the cast or crew is given
on the back; instead, most of the text is devoted
to advertising Trans-Atlantic's other cheap releases.
Furthermore, the box is too tight for the size of
the tape, making it difficult to extract the video.