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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Ikebe ...
Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyôko Anzai ...
Etsuko Shiraishi
Koreya Senda ...
Professor Adachi
Minoru Takada ...
The Commander
Len Stanford ...
Dr. Roger Richardson
Harold Conway ...
Dr. Immerman
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Iwomura
Hisaya Itô ...
Kogure
Nadao Kirino ...
Gravity Man
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Inspector Iriake
Malcolm Pearce ...
Dr. Achmed
Leonard Walsh ...
Thomas Sheldon
Kôzô Nomura ...
Rocket Commander
Ikio Sawamura ...
Lantern Man
Tadashi Okabe ...
Newscaster
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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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See space-shaking last battle of earth rockets vs. flying war saucers! See more »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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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 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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Hey! It was 1959!
8 June 1999 | by (Ventura, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw "Uchu daisenso" or as it was titled when I saw it, Battle in Outer Space" when I was a kid- a long time ago. Now of course the inevitable comparison to modern space operas will reduce the impact of this simple picture, but taken in the context in which I first viewed it, this was a really cool movie. For starters, it was in glorious color, a rarity in sci-fi in the late 50's I can tell you. I saw a lot of horror and sci-fi movies when I was kid and color was rare. And like most Japanese sci-fi imports of the time this was the whole world united against the invading alien hordes. Yeah a little like Independence Day but In "Uchu daisenso" the United Earth already existed. It didn't take an invasion from outer space to unite the planet. Good (relatively speaking!) effects, a noble if simple plot, combined with beautiful Eastmancolor and this was the perfect drive-in movie.


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