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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 ...
Mystery Man
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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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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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Mom, I'm Gonna Be a Star
10 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When these aliens, dressed in tightly sewn starfish outfits (you can see the seams, even though these are their bodies) come to earth, people go into a panic. Actually, they probably laughing so hard they might fall off a bridge. But there is a serious side. A twin planet will be destroyed if a renegade body from space collides with earth. Most of the plot has to do with trying to convince the international community to supply nuclear weapons to blow up the invading spheroid. The starfish turn one of their women into a Japanese Ginger Rogers and she comes to earth to negotiate. Of course, she gives herself away when she jumps ten feet into the air to return a tennis shot. As we all know, these things have a way of working themselves out. I guess if I saw a gigantic starfish with an eye sewn on its belly, I would have a few moments of anxiety. Another subplot has to do with the old guy who knows the secret of how to save us all. He is kidnapped by a bunch of guys who want his formula. They want to sell it to the highest bidder. The bottom line is that nothing is ever set up, nothing is ever explained, the science is rocky at best (or is it Bullwinkle?). This is just another of those really poorly put together stories to fill drive-in movie time.


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