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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
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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
Seitaro Omori 
 
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Starfish civilization, 14 December 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Giving us the Warning From Space are benevolent creatures from a planet on our sun's far side called Paira. The dominant creatures of that planet are these large human size creatures that walk upright and look like starfish with a big eye in the middle of the body. What they're warning us about is a rogue planet loose in space and about to collide with the earth. The starfish civilization has developed the technology to blow up the planet.

The cheap special effects and the fact that no one could take these funny looking aliens seriously flattens out a sincere message about universal brotherhood of humankind that Warning From Space delivers. It was nice to see that all Japanese science fiction doesn't revolve around giant prehistoric creatures destroying Tokyo.

If you can get past the funny looking aliens this is not too bad a film.

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