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Battle in Outer Space (1959)
"Uchû daisensô" (original title)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  8 July 1960 (USA)
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The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Ikebe ...
Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyôko Anzai ...
Etsuko Shiraishi
Minoru Takada ...
The Commander
Koreya Senda ...
Professor Adachi
Len Stanford ...
Dr. Roger Richardson
Harold Conway ...
Dr. Immerman (as Harorudo Konwei)
Elise Richter ...
Sylvia (as Erisu Rikutâ)
Hisaya Itô ...
Kogure
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Iwomura
Nadao Kirino ...
Gravity Man
Kôzô Nomura ...
Rocket Commander
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Inspector Iriake
Ikio Sawamura ...
Lantern Man
Takuzô Kumagai ...
Alien (as Jirô Kumagai)
Katsumi Tezuka ...
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Munchkin-like aliens invade Earth full force with their flying saucers and laser weapons, rendering cities helpless. All eyes turn to the most powerful nations on Earth as they unite to concoct a plan to vanquish the aliens and return Earth to the hands of humans, thus, resulting in the most fierce and ultimate battle royale in outer space the galaxy as ever seen. Written by Oliver Chu

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SPACE DECLARES WAR ON EARTH - OUTLAW PLANET CAPTURES THE MOON! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Many sources list the running time of the U.S. version as 74 minutes. This error was originally generated by the U.S. distributor, Columbia Pictures. The 74-minute running time is actually that of its theatrical co-feature, _Twelve to the Moon (1960)_. See more »

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The strings holding the flying machines (rocket ships and flying saucers) aloft are clearly visible in several scenes. See more »

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Referenced in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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A fun movie, worth seeing
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this when I was 11 years old, I recall the rocket fighters sent up by the Earth Forces are based on the X-15 rocket plane. One thing I remember-and it moved me at the time, and is one of the movie's strengths-is the scene where the earth space ships go past the area where the space station was destroyed-and you see the bodies of the crew. The action moves at a brisk pace, no long winded speeches or philosophizing. The SFX are pretty good for the time. As a side issue, I got a chuckle when I saw "Star Wars" in 1977, I recognized the "futuristic weapons" as being models of British Lee Enfields, German MG-42 machine guns, Heckler & Koch submachine guns.


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