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Uchu kara no messeji (1978)

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 by 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 Shiomi ...
Emeralida (as Sue Shiomi)
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Noguchi (as Tetsuro Tamba)
Mikio Narita ...
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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 by 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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30 October 1978 (USA)  »

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JPY 6,000,000 (estimated)
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The TV show "Sankuokai" was very popular in Perú, in 1981. The main theme was released in a LP vinyl with the best of the pop/rock music of that year. There was also a card album. See more »

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Meia: Jack!
Jack: Jack, Jack, get off my back!
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Ick
7 May 2003 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

Low-budget special effects in Godzilla movies are part of their charm, where the rest of the movie is just filler for in between the scenes where a big guy in a rubber suit stomps on a model train set until he either gets beaten up by the good-guy monster or perishes at the hands of plucky young children in short pants.

Here all you have is the filler, and it isn't much. Vic Morrow tries to interject a little dignity and professionalism into the flick, but is done in by wretched special effects and a terrible script that may have been better in Japanese but I wouldn't wager by much. This movie was made about fifteen years too late, after "2001" showed that the future could be realistic and without huge tail fins.

This movie is even worse than the abysmal "Fugitive Alien" flicks shown on MST3K. (which was edited from a TV series, which probably explains a lot) And it has a robot that is so annoying that it makes Twiki from Buck Rogers seem like Obi Wan Kenobi by comparison.


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