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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
Leonard 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
George Whitman ... Roger
Elise Richter ... Sylvia
Roma Carlson ... Roger's Wife
Osman Yusuf ... Bystander
Heinz Bolmer ... Advisor
Takuzô Kumagai ... Alien (as Jirô Kumagai)
Katsumi Tezuka ... Alien
Mitsuo Tsuda ... Alien
Kisao Hatamochi ... Alien
Yasuo Araki ... Alien
Ketsumi Yamada ... Alien
Yokikose Kamimura ... Alien
Shinjirô Hirota ... Alien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôichi Satô
George Wyman
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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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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:
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Magnificent, seminal science fiction, 13 January 2010
Author: Gordon Wagner from United States

A truly great science fiction epic with plenty of futuristic hardware, alien invaders and cool spaceships. The best! It's finally available as of 2009 on DVD, although if you look hard you can find gray-market versions or bootlegs from Laserdiscs. The color is suitably lurid, the acting is done in earnest, the heroic Earth combatants do their best, the music is stirring -- it's really the PERFECT Japanese science fiction film! Why hasn't it been available before now on DVD?

The whole Earth joins together to fight the "interstellar bandits" as one actor calls the threat. The spirit of the entire production is tremendously uplifting. It's a terrific picture that holds together even with the sometimes goofy Japanese translations. Absolutely the stuff of dreams for any little kid that loves old science fiction movies. A genuine treasure. Buy this one now while it's available!

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