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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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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 Ebara ...
Yanagida - Scientist (as Shinjirô Ehara)
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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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Spoofed in Poketto Monsutâ Aka (1996) See more »

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Makes "Prince of Space" look like a masterpiece, and that's saying a LOT!
5 December 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Sure, I thought "Prince of Space" was a TERRIBLE film, but after seeing "Invasion of the Neptune Men", well, that changed. This movie's even WORSE than "Prince of Space" to me. Why you ask? Well let's see...

First off, all of those annoying kids running around in a group wearing shorts. I just wanted to go berserk after a while of listening to those annoying, dubbed voices.

Second of all, Krankor doesn't appear in this movie. He was the only good point of "Prince of Space", and not having him in this film only made it worse (who didn't like that evil laugh that Krankor did).

Third of all, The stock footage. They used the same stock footage scenes so much in this movie. It was just aggrivating after awhile.

and fourth of all... no Prince of Space! Sure, he was a lame hero in the self titled previous film, but this new hero sucked.

The movie overall is god awful. Mike and the bots did a great job bashing this piece of cheese from Japan. I suggest to anyone who wants to see this to check it out on MST3K. The only non-painful way to endure this.


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