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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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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 was the first color tokusatsu science fiction film produced in Japan. It beat Toho's science fiction spectacle, Ishirô Honda's The Mysterians (1957) (the first tokusatsu film in widescreen), into theaters by a year.See more »
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References Metropolis (1927)See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Mom, I'm Gonna Be a Star, 10 May 2006
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

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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