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The Mysterians (1957)

Chikyû Bôeigun (original title)
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenji Sahara ...
Joji Atsumi
Yumi Shirakawa ...
Etsuko Shiraishi
Momoko Kôchi ...
Hiroko Iwamoto
Akihiko Hirata ...
Ryoichi Shiraishi
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Susumu Fujita ...
Gen. Morita
Hisaya Itô ...
Capt. Seki
Yoshio Kosugi ...
Cmdr. Sugimoto
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Dr. Nobu Kawanami
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Leader of the Mysterians
Minosuke Yamada ...
The Secretary of Defense Hamamoto
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Dr. Koda
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Person at Board Meeting
Takeo Oikawa ...
Announcer on TV
Haruya Katô ...
Doomed Villager
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that is destroying cities, the armed forces attempt to stop them with every weapon available. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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15 May 1959 (USA)  »

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| (1978 Toho Champion Festival)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Released to theaters in the USA on a triple bill with the East German film First Spaceship on Venus (1960) and the Italian film Assignment: Outer Space (1960). See more »

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One of the bicyclist firefighters has a very southern-US accent, when the on-screen actors are obviously Japanese. See more »

Quotes

Ryoichi Shiraishi: The tragedy of the Mysterians is a good example for us! Don't use science in the wrong way!
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A rousing science fiction film.
12 July 1999 | by (Margate, Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Tohoscope in 1958 or 1959 in Jamaica,N.Y. The "star" of the movie is its excellent storyline. You might say that this film is a Japanese version of "War of the Worlds". The film with its technological weapons and style has a resemblance to the James Bond films that would come a few years later. My nickname above is actually a tribute to those films that featured such fabulous superweapons. The battle between the mysterians' Helicons and the Earth's Marcolights are first rate. Also quite neat are the two flying airships deployed against the Mysterians by the Earth forces.

I believe this was Toho's studios' best film made. Those who may think this film is too antiquated by the standards of special effects that have developed since "200l" and Lucasfilms should still try to view this film if they have never seen it.


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