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Message from Space (1978)
"Uchu kara no messeji" (original title)

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In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played a comic actor in drag) rather than ... See full summary »

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General Garuda
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Hans (as Sonny Chiba)
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Aaron
Peggy Lee Brennan ...
Meia
Etsuko Shihomi ...
Emeralida (as Sue Shiomi)
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Noguchi (as Tetsuro Tamba)
Mikio Narita ...
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Makoto Satô ...
Urocco
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Guerilla
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Jerry Ito ...
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Isamu Shimizu ...
Robot Beba
Masazumi Okabe ...
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Noboru Mitani ...
Kamesasa
Hideyo Amamoto ...
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In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played a comic actor in drag) rather than the Emperor. King Kaiba sends out eight Liabe holy seeds, each to be received by a chosen one to defend the Gavanas. Each recipient, ranging from hardened General Garuda to Gavana Prince Hans to young Terrans Meia, Kido, and Aaron all have different reactions to being chosen. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Where Fantasies are Real & Reality is Fantastic. See more »


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30 October 1978 (USA)  »

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Return to Jelucia  »

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JPY 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Portions of this film were spliced into "Astron Belt", the first laserdisc-based arcade game. See more »

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Meia: Jack!
Jack: Jack, Jack, get off my back!
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Version of Eleven Samurai (1967) See more »

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How the HECK did Vic Morrow get in here!?
28 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

So, ah, imagine "Star Wars," only with as much Japanese-brand weirdness as is at all possible, dubbed by chimps and involving not only the wackiest costumes I've ever seen but magic, glowing walnuts. I don't have to tell you this is the best movie ever made. There's a witty robot, a wormy guy in a glittery jacket and very orange shirt, two guys in disco spacesuits, a plucky girl, some people who wear leaf-wreaths and lucky Vic Morrow in a kind of Captain Harlock get-up. The bad guys seem to be the children of Stormtroopers and the Wicked Witch of the West's soldiers. Oh... and there's a scene where the protagonists swim around on ropes catching SPACE FIREFLIES. In all sincerity, "Uchuu Kara no Message" is more fun than a barrel full of magic walnuts. If you're into that, I mean.


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