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Atomic Rulers (1965)

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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

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Ken Utsui ...
Junko Ikeuchi ...
Toshiko / Sister
Shôji Nakayama ...
Okamoto / Detective
Minoru Takada ...
Father
Sachihiro Ohsawa
Reiko Seto ...
Reiko Okamoto / Okamoto's Sister,High School Girl
Minako Yamada ...
(credit only)
Hiroshi Hayashi ...
Chief of Metropolitan Police
Utako Mitsuya ...
(credit only)
Chisako Hara ...
(as Chisako Tahara)
Akira Tamura
Fumiko Miyata
Kami Ashita
Tomohiko Ôtani ...
The vice-head of Atom AB
Jôji Ôhara ...
The Member of Atom AB
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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

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Atomic Rulers of the World  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Although the title is listed as "Atomic Rulers of the World", the title on the US prints is simply "Atomic Rulers". See more »

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4 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Atomic Rulers of the World is a badly done Japanese children's serial that makes the later entries in the Godzilla series look like big budget epics. The Galactic Council (made up of some of the fakest looking robots you've ever seen) is concerned that if Earth gets into a nuclear war, the radiation could poison the entire galaxy. (Isn't space full of radiation anyway?) To prevent this catastrophe, they send the ultra powerful "Starman" to save Earth.

The film suffers from a number of flaws, not the least of which being the producers' decision to insert a group of annoying orphans into the plot. At various points, the orphans show up to either help or be rescued by Starman. The young woman who looks after them is particularly cloying.

At times, the film is just laugh out loud funny. For instance-a foreign country is planning to take over the world. Who do we call? (Aside from Starman, of course!) Why, the Tokyo police! Who else? Add to this some truly awful special effects, sub par for even B-level Japanese cinema, and you have the makings of a dubbed Plan 9 from Outer Space.


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