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Prince of Space (1959)
"Yûsei ôji" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  1962 (USA)
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When an alien force tries to invade Earth to steal a powerful new rocket fuel, a mysterious hero intervenes.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuo Umemiya ...
Yûsei ôji / Waku-san
Hiroko Mine ...
Sachko Shibasaki
Takashi Kanda ...
Inspector Takeda
Ushio Skashi ...
Dr. Maki
Ken Hasebe ...
Newsreporter Tabei
Junji Masuda ...
Colonel Watanabe
Joji Oka ...
Ambassador Maboroshi / Maboroshi taishi (as Jôji Oka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Asami ...
Dr. Maki's Son Ichirô , the boy
Jack Curtis ...
Additional Voices (voice) (unconfirmed)
Rikiya Iwaki ...
Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M2 (as Riki Iwaki)
Akira Katayama ...
Doctor Naitô
Yûji Kitamine ...
Newsreporter A
Kôji Komori ...
Makoto - Shoeshine Boy
Tokio Kozuka ...
Tsunoda
Hiroshi Mihara ...
Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M10
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Storyline

A Group of space men from the planet Krankor who resemble chickens are led by their leader, Phantom to invade Earth. But a strange superhero named Prince of Space (actually a bootblack in disguise) arrives to defeat the spacemen. Although the weapons of the aliens cannot harm the Prince of Space, the Phantom continues to fight, and many plot twists (including capturing a group of elderly scientists) ensue. Watch out for the Giant! Written by Tim Fox <foxagency@accs.net>

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Invaders from Space  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Like Shintoho's "Super Giant/Starman" series, this Toei production was released to theaters as a sort of mini-serial with two approximately hour-long episodes. In the US this was edited into a single feature film running less than 90 minutes. See more »

Goofs

Prince of Space claims the enemies' weapons have no effect on him, which they don't. Yet he still flinches and tries to avoid their fire when he is fired upon. See more »

Quotes

Phantom of Krankor: Come closer!
Prince of Space: I'm close enough. Thank you anyway. The stench of your foul breath is more than my stomach can stand!
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Spoofed in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) See more »

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This movie? I LIKE IT VERY MUCH!
22 June 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Let us see...None of the aliens seem to be wearing any underwear. All Prince of Space does is say how none of Krankor's weapons work on him, and all Krankor does is laugh. HA HA HA HA HA. And then we have those three kids with dubbed annoyingly. Well, not so annoying because I laughed my face off when this film or whatever you want to call it was featured on MST3K. It would be relitevly unknown if it wasn't for Mikey and the Bots.

But really, is this a film? Is it entertainment? Hell yeah! But I'm not sure if it is a film. Acctually, I heard it was two episodes from a Japanese show that was cancelled to low ratings or something, and later edited into a movie for America. Who knows?

I'm confused if I should give this movie a 10 or a 1. The MST3K version deserves a 10 but on its own this "movie" deserves crap. But I gave it a 10 since I'm such a nice guy.


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