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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  30 October 1978 (USA)
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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
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Meia
Etsuko Shihomi ...
Emeralida (as Sue Shiomi)
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Noguchi (as Tetsuro Tamba)
Mikio Narita ...
Rockseia XII
Makoto Satô ...
Urocco
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Guerilla
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Shiro
Jerry Itô ...
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Isamu Shimizu ...
Robot Beba
Masazumi Okabe ...
Jack
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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This movie was followed by the television show "San Ku Kai". San Ku Kai was very popular in France were it was dubbed into French by the same people who dubbed the animated series Capitaine Flam ("Captain Futur"). In fact it was more popular in France than it ever was in Japan. See more »

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So Absurd, So Beautiful.
18 May 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I usually don't subscribe to the "so bad-it's good" theory of film review, but for this Star Wars rip-off I'm happy to make an exception.

As I remember it, the characters leave the comfort of their space ships to gather stars and put them in little pouches! They weld their space ships together to make a bigger space ship! Old people, dressed like bible-movie rejects, live on the moon and desperately need rescue!

Though I was a wee child when I last saw this movie, it's brave disregard for science was not lost on me. In fact I laughed so hard I almost peed on my pop-corn.

For years I've searched to find this on video. Alas, so far, this master-piece has eluded my grasp like the stars that have refused to go in my little pouch.


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