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Release Date:
8 July 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Moon is Captured! The Earth is Next! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Yutaka Oka ... Scientist
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Official
Rinsaku Ogata ... Astronomer
Shigeo Katô ... Astronomer
Saburô Kadowaki ... Astronomer
Yukihiko Gondô ... Official
Geroge Whyman ... Roger
Elise Richter ... Sylvia
Dona Carlson ... Roger's Wife
Osman Yusuf ... Bystander
Heinz Bodmer ... Advisor
Takuzô Kumagai ... Alien (as Jirô Kumagai)
Katsumi Tezuka ... Alien
Mitsuo Tsuda ... Alien
Kisao Hatamochi ... Alien
Yasuo Araki ... Alien
Keisuke Yamada ... Alien
Kôji Kamimura ... Alien
Shinjirô Hirota ... Alien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôichi Satô
George Wyman

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jôjirô Okami  story
Shin'ichi Sekizawa  writer

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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Runtime:
Japan:93 min | USA:90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

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:
Crew or equipment visible: The strings holding the flying machines (rocket ships and flying saucers) aloft are clearly visible in several scenes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Independence Day (1996)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
You can see where George Lucas may have gotten some ides for his Star Wars saga, 11 September 2010
Author: libra_oct_1963 from United States

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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