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The X from Outer Space (1967)
"Uchû daikaijû Girara" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1968 (USA)
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The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Dr. Kato
Shun'ya Wazaki ...
Capt. Sano
Itoko Harada ...
Michiko
Peggy Neal ...
Lisa
Franz Gruber ...
Dr. Berman
Mike Daneen ...
Dr. Stein
Shin'ichi Yanagisawa ...
Miyamoto
Keisuke Sonoi ...
Dr. Shioda
Hiroshi Fujioka ...
Moon station correspondent A
Ryûji Kita
Takanobu Hozumi ...
FAFC Technical Officer
Toshiyuki Watanabe
Torahiko Hamada ...
MR.Kimura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toshinari Kazusaki ...
Capt. Sano
Sônosuke Oda ...
Moon station Correspondent B
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The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they encounter a mysterious UFO that coats the ship's hull with unusual spores. Taking one of the specimens back to earth, it soon develops and grows into a giant chicken-lizard-alien monster that tramples Japan. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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In the 1990s after Nikkatsu Co. folded (the studio responsible for Gappa, the Triphibian Monster), Shochiku announced "Gappa vs. Guilala" which never came to be. Guilala has since appeared in an American TV commercial and a sequel film. See more »

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During Guilala's attack at 49:14, as the model tanks begin shooting, the barrel of one of the tanks explodes. See more »

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Followed by The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (2008) See more »

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Bad movie but still fun
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bizarre movie and a lot of fun but only for people who enjoy goofy monster movies.

I happen to love the movie, from the off the wall totally wrong music to the weird chicken-like beast.

One thing that might get overlooked is how the end of the movie seems to indicate that space exploration and races mixing is wrong. It ends with a weird speech about how all things should stay where they belong and the Asian characters walk off in one direction while the Caucasion ones walk off in another... huh? Funny stuff.

This is without a doubt a fun bad movie.


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