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Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)

Uchu Kaisoku-sen (original title)
Clumsy invaders from Neptune are thwarted by hero Space Chief and a nondescript group of microshort-wearing Japanese kids.

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Credited cast:
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Tachibana - Scientist / Space Chief (as Sonny Chiba)
Ryûko Minakami ...
Mitsue Komiya ...
Saito - Scientist
Seiichirô Kameishi ...
Yamagata Yukichi
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ...
Colonel Fujimoto
Kappei Matsumoto ...
Takashi Kanda ...
Defence Chief Takita
Shirô Okamoto ...
Eiji Shindo
Junji Masuda ...
Dr. Tamiya
Hidemichi Ishikawa ...
Dr. Yoshimoto
Shinjirô Ehara ...
Yanagida - Scientist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Conway ...
Washington Broadcast Station Chief
Genji Kawai ...
The Guard
Masazumi Okabe ...
Railway worker
Kôsaku Okano ...
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(English version) Slow-moving aliens from the planet Neptune, wearing nosecone-shaped space helmets, attempt to invade Earth in a winged rocketship. But they are thwarted by a mysterious superhero called Space Chief who flies around in a rocket-propelled car. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Many of the invasion scenes in Tokyo were edited from World War III Breaks Out (1960). The appearance of a giant billboard of Adolf Hitler has led some viewers to believe that the stock footage is taken from documentary footage of World War II Japan. See more »

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Mind-bogglingly bad, back-breakingly funny.
1 October 2001 | by (Needham, MA) – See all my reviews

Where to begin? The soap-bubble thin plot? The lame "hero"? The annoying little kids? The repetitive and strafing footage filled battles? I honestly don't know. This film fails on so many levels, you can't really pinpoint what makes it the horror that it is. I don't think Mike and the Bots were even able to cover half the bad points that occured in the movie. The plot in the movie seems to continuosly go around in circles, with the evil bulletheaded aliens appearing, the scientists trying to look worried, the children in hot pants running, and Space Chief coming to the rescue. Sometimes we can't be sure exactly what is going on; all we know is that it's bad. So it comes to the final "climactic" battle, blah blah, the bad guys are defeated after a lengthy missile sequence, yadda yadda, and you're just glad it's over.


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