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Shin'ichi Sekizawa (written by)
Jôjirô Okami (story)
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Release Date:
8 July 1960 (USA) See more »
The Moon is Captured! The Earth is Next! See more »
The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A fun movie, worth seeing See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order)
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
Mitsuo Tsuda ... Alien
Tadashi Okabe ... Newscaster
Osman Yusuf ... Bystander (as Osuman Yusefu)
Malcolm Pearce ... Dr. Achmed (as Marukon Piâsu)
Leonard Walsh ... Thomas Sheldon (as Reonarudo Weruchi)
Geroge Whyman ... Roger
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Official
Dona Carlson ... Roger's Wife
Kisao Hatamochi ... Alien
Kôichi Satô
Yasuo Araki ... Alien
Heinz Bodmer ... Advisor
Rinsaku Ogata ... Astronomer
Yutaka Oka ... Scientist
Shigeo Katô ... Astronomer
Saburô Kadowaki ... Astronomer
Keisuke Yamada ... Alien
Yukihiko Gondô ... Official
Kôji Kamimura ... Alien
Shinjirô Hirota ... Alien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Wyman

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
Writing credits
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (written by)

Jôjirô Okami (story)

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
Film Editing by
Kazuji Taira 
Production Design by
Teruaki Abe 
Production Management
Yasuaki Sakamoto .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Kajita .... assistant director
Sound Department
Chôshichirô Mikami .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects cinematographer
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
Visual Effects by
Hidesaburo Araki .... special effects opticals
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special effects compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Rokuro Ishikawa .... lighting technician

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uchû daisensô" - Japan (original title)
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90 min | Japan:93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In the movie, a reference is made to the "Sea of Rains". This is the Mare Imbrium, the second-largest "sea" on the moon, and one of the largest impact craters in the solar system. In the "Man in the Moon" image of Western folklore, Mare Imbrium forms the man's right eye.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: The strings holding the flying machines (rocket ships and flying saucers) aloft are clearly visible in several scenes.See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A fun movie, worth seeing, 29 November 2005
Author: rudge49 from United States

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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