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Battle in Outer Space (1959)

Uchû daisensô (original title)
The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

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Cast

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 ...
Alien
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Storyline

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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The Moon is Captured! The Earth is Next...The Biggest Battle Ever Put on Film! See more »

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8 July 1960 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Her role as Etsuko became the final film role for Kyôko Anzai. She married popular actor Tatsuya Mihashi and retired from the screen. See more »

Goofs

The funniest bits are the gravity antics. When the first scout ship turns off the thrusters and the crew all unfastens their safety belts, one of them flies up to the ceiling. He is so surprised, clearly no-one told this astronaut that there was no gravity in the spacecraft. They help him down and the chief tells him that there is no gravity in the ship. Then they all begin walking around completely normally. See more »

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Referenced in The War in Space (1977) See more »

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Saturday Afternoon Fun 1959
5 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Battle in Outer Space brings back some happy memories. I recall seeing this movie at the local Strand Theatre. I was (10) years old at the time and it was such a revelation to see an outer space film in "Color". In those days most Saturday afternoon Sci-Fi was in B/W. True, there were a few high dollar efforts like War of the Worlds and Forbidden Planet but for the money, or lack there of, this "B" films brilliant colors & special effects (loved those jitter-bugging saucers)held its own with the big boys. I recently bought a Japanese DVD version at eBay, with English subtitles, and believe me it's just not the same as the dubbed English version. Forget the bad lip-sink, that "Voice of Doom" from the Natal Moon base is not nearly as ominous in Japanese. Glad to see others remember this little "B" gem too. Hope to see it properly released in DVD soon.


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