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Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)
"Uchu Kaisoku-sen" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  19 July 1961 (Japan)
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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 Ehara ...
Yanagida - Scientist
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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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There is no joy anymore
16 December 2002 | by (Neptune) – See all my reviews

Remember "Prince of Space"? MST3K # 816? Okay. This is basically a remake of that. Instead of Prince of Space, though, we get Space Chief, another effeminent, hopping hero. Instead of the chicken-men of Krankor, we get mute, bullet-headed robots who have trouble walking and fall down at the tiniest hint of danger. And instead of two annoying, gravely voiced, tiny-shorts-wearing kids we get SIX annoying, gravely voiced, tiny-shorts-wearing kids. Slow the whole thing down, add lots of scenes of Japanese people talking in poorly lit rooms, and actual war footage instead of special effects, and you've got one of the worse movies ever made. I know that phrase is over-used and has little or no impact anymore, but this movie really is almost unbearable. It's amazing! It's joyless, depressing, AND technically inept!

Enjoy the Hitler building.


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