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Warning from Space (1956)

Uchûjin Tôkyô ni arawaru (original title)
Unrated | | Sci-Fi | 29 January 1956 (Japan)
UFOs 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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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 ...
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UFOs 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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Warnings froms spaces
20 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Forgive me please-not the first English. What Japan when threatened and if Starman is not available? Well Japan in the 1950s, was inhabited by the researcher Dr. professors, so it takes them to the grill to speculate what's going down.

Over some Starfish eyes on their bellies are planning to go and, in particular, the contact with the ground of the doctor. Why? Well, that's not revealed so far, but if they are going to speak directly to people than frightening about crap of them flying around in space or emerges from the water and blue glowing does not seem to be the best idea.

Our three heroes are all the doctor or scientist or something, including tobacco, sugar cane, the guy is working on a new formula to create energy and tobacco, sugarcane driving guy who works at the Observatory, and flogging, smoke, keeping the other guy, who did a few other things. You guys are like ' Wow, this is a spaceship, and then further then the then the next minute they are like 'obcy? Toshiba! '. They all had families and children and all that, but for God this three interchangeable average age of men we're talking about here, so don't ask me to go into the specifics.

When you are dancing/singing routine starring some of the famous lady, one of the alien gets her photo (nice photo archive, no less), and somehow assume that her character. What follows is a stranger to cheating in the game of tennis, walking through walls and the oncoming threat of terrible sounds of the planet.

Warning: the space is not the most action movie you will ever see, but it has a bunch of randomness and strange visuals, as well as the scene where some picnickers yelling at some foreigners that absolutely leads nowhere. The alien Starfish get ups are quite funny (also appear in the film Starman and can have some cultural significance of oil, which is passed my by), and the second part of the approach is the planet's movie feel more suspenseful. It is also necessary to introduce song and gets bonus points from me.


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