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

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8 July 1960 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior of the "Science Center" was actually Japan's National Sports Center that was built for the upcoming Tokyo Olympiad. The structure was new and had a slightly futuristic look. 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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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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You can see where George Lucas may have gotten some ides for his Star Wars saga
11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It is certainly paced slower than modern sci-fi movies, but the action moved along at a good pace nonetheless. The backgrounds, matte work, color and special effects were very impressive.

The one conceivable flaw was that there were no stand out actors or personal relationships (no love interest as there was in the original Godzilla). This may have been intentional as the story meant to emphasize a global effort against a ruthless and cruel invader.) I would rate this on the upper scale of Toho's scifi efforts (anotehr under-rated, under-viewed film would be "H-Men").

If you are a kaiju fan you will not be disappointed.


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