This animal resembles a particular TV program that actuarially came on one year later (1964). "Toho Trio" Inoshiro Honda (director, also director if Gojira)was before his time. The hat on Etsurô Yoshida the Writer looks a lot like the hat on Gilligan. If you look closely you will see Thurston Howell III, Professor Roy Hinkley, and the others.
An obscure collection of characters are stranded on what appears to be an abandoned island. There they have a fungal encounter of the third kind. Do you think they will eventually succumb to tempting mushrooms? What else will they find edible before it is over?
Even though the movie is dubbed in English the DVD has English subtitles that do not match the dialog. Extras Akira Kubo Commentary (Japanese with English subtitles), Teruyoshi Nakano Interview, Soken word from Matango writer Masami Fukushima.
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