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Prince of Space (1959)

Yûsei ôji (original title)
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 (as Tatsuo Unemiya)
Hiroko Mine ...
Sachko Shibasaki
Takashi Kanda ...
Inspector Takeda
Ushio Skashi ...
Dr. Maki
Ken Hasebe ...
Newsreporter Tabei
Junji Masuda ...
Colonel Watanabe
Jôji Oka ...
Ambassador Maboroshi / Maboroshi taishi (as Johji 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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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 »

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A very obvious zipper runs down the giant monster's back. See more »

Quotes

Professor Macken: What happened to my driver?
Phantom of Krankor: Come now, Professor. What a silly question. I can't be bothered to keep track of your worthless servants. We blasted him out of an airlock, so by now he's probably fallen into a star! HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!
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29 July 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Man, how many times can one say "Your weapons have no effect on me"? LOL. "Prince of Space" is without a doubt one of the cheesiest movies on Earth. But it made a great MSTK3 episode. Probably one of my favorites. The villain has the most horrible make-up. He also has one of the most annoying laughs in movie history. If you hear it, your ears eventually feel like they're going to explode. Prince of Space is so beyond cheese, all of his lines get a laugh that were not intended. And the little kids run every where they go. You begin to wonder where their parents are as well. This is fun to watch though. I just love these old Japenese movies with the bad lip dubbing. I think a lot of people would agree too. Watch the MSTK3 episode, it's a good one. The movie is pretty bad, but it's a good bad that I think you'll have fun with. Remember, the weapons have no effect on the Prince of Space. :D

1/10 for the movie and 10/10 for the MSTK3 version


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