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Warning from Space (1956)
"Uchûjin Tôkyô ni arawaru" (original title)

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UFO's are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keizô Kawasaki ...
Dr. Toru Itsobe
Toyomi Karita ...
Hikari Aozora / Ginko
Bin Yagisawa ...
No. 2 Pairan
Shôzô Nanbu ...
The Elder Dr. Itsobe
Bontarô Miake ...
Dr. Kamura (as Bontaro Miake)
Mieko Nagai ...
Taeko Kamura
Kiyoko Hirai ...
Mrs. Matsuda
Isao Yamagata ...
Dr. Matsuda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gai Harada
Yûzô Hayakawa ...
Policeman
Kanji Kawahara ...
Dr. Takashima
Sachiko Meguro ...
Mrs. Tokuko Isobe
Toshiyuki Obara ...
News Repoter Hoshino (USA) / Hideno (Japan)
Fumiko Okamura ...
Japanese Bar' Ucyû-ken' Madam Ohana
Shiko Saito ...
Mystery Man
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UFO's are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular female singer. It/she warns mankind that a meteor will crash on Earth. While the approaching meteor causes hotter and hotter weather, mankind runs and builds a last-chance anti-meteor weapon. Written by <phs@lsv.ens-cachan.fr>

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29 January 1956 (Japan)  »

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A charming movie about aliens trying to save mankind.
1 August 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This film, literally titled, "Aliens Appear in Tokyo," was the first COLOR sci-fi film made in Japan. ("RODAN" would be the first giant monster film). The first part of the film is similar to "Day The Earth Stood Still" as the Pairans try to warn a scientist using a new kind of explosive he has developed. One of the assumes human form (copying the image of a famous singer)and tries to communicate with the humans. Later, the same aliens discover that a planet is on a collision course with Earth--and the only thing that can save humanity is to use the very explosive that they warned against! This takes the idea from "When Worlds Collide" as the earth goes through disasters as "Planet R" comes closer and closer. Finally the scientist is rescued from the Yakuza, and the wayward planet is destroyed. The film is a charming look at Japan, coming into its own following the Occupation after World War II.


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