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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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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 January 1956 (Japan)  »

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Warning from Space  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Daieicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The enormous popularity of Toho's giant monster films led Daiei to issue publicity stills showing the Pairans as gigantic creatures that towered over buildings. In the film, the Pairans are human sized. See more »

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References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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A Combination of the Two
23 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film when I was a kid. Ironically, it was before I saw When Worlds Collide or The Day the Earth Stood Still (ironically, I still have yet to see the latter). This film is successful for two reasons. The first one is the fears of the Japanese about nuclear holocaust. Like so many science fiction films that the Japanese released during this era, it was pretty much inspired by the events that had happened the previous decade. Also, this film also spreads the message of world cooperation, especially when there is a threat of total extinction either by aliens or a runaway planetoid (see Gorath). This was a pretty interesting film and its too bad that it is not being shown on television anymore.


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