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Uchûjin Tôkyô ni arawaru
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Release Date:
29 January 1956 (Japan) See more »
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UFO's are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic... See more » | Full synopsis »
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What's a guy in a silly starfish outfit to do? See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Koh Sugita ... News Repoter
Tetsuya Watanabe ... Sankichi - Camera Enthusiast

Directed by
Koji Shima 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jay Cipes  English dialogue (as Jay H. Cipes)
Gentaro Nakajima  novel
Hideo Oguni 
Edward Palmer  English dialogue

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Seitarô Ômori 
 
Cinematography by
Kimio Watanabe 
 
Film Editing by
Toyo Suzuki 
 
Art Direction by
Shigeo Mano 
 
Art Department
Taro Okamoto .... color designer
 
Special Effects by
Kenmei Yuasa .... special effects director
 

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Also Known As:
"Uchûjin Tôkyô ni arawaru" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
87 min | USA:88 min (dubbed version)
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Color (Daieicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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This film wasn't released in the United States until 1967.See more »
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What's a guy in a silly starfish outfit to do?, 19 December 2000
Author: Glenn Andreiev (gandreiev@aol.com) from Huntington, NY

My family and I always watched this wacked out- one-of-a-kind treat when it came on WPIX SCI-FI THEATRE. There are these aliens, thier costumes are big baggy starfish outfits with a big cardboard eye duct-taped to the center. They waddle around a minimalist spacecraft and twiddle their thumbs. They need to comminicate with earth scientists about a planet on a runaway coarse about to collide with Earth. The film is silly, completely without logic.

What I sincerely love about this gem is the atmosphere. Night skies alive with darting flying saucers are quite beautiful, the sort of postcard-look of the advancing burning planet is rather neat, and the staggering heatwave that hits a seemingly doomed Earth gets rather discomforting. You'll giggle AT the film, but will be in awe WITH the film.

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