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Battle in Outer Space (1959)

Uchû sai sensô (original title)
The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director:

Ishirô Honda (as Inoshiro Honda)

Writers:

Shin'ichi Sekizawa (as Shinichi Sekizawa), Jôjirô Okami (story) (as Jotaro Okami)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Ikebe ... Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya (as Ryo Ikebe)
Kyôko Anzai Kyôko Anzai ... Etsuko Shiraishi (as Kyoko Anzai)
Minoru Takada Minoru Takada ... The Commander
Koreya Senda ... Professor Adachi
Len Stanford Len Stanford ... Dr. Roger Richardson
Harold Conway Harold Conway ... Dr. Immerman (as Harorudo Konwei)
George Whitman George Whitman ... Dr. Ahmed
Elise Richter Elise Richter ... Sylvia (as Erisu Rikutâ)
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô ... Kogure
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Iwomura
Nadao Kirino Nadao Kirino ... Gravity Man
Kôzô Nomura Kôzô Nomura ... Rocket Commander
Fuyuki Murakami Fuyuki Murakami ... Inspector Iriake
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Lantern Man
Takuzô Kumagai Takuzô Kumagai ... Alien (as Jirô Kumagai)
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Storyline

Munchkin-like aliens invade Earth full force with their flying saucers and laser weapons, rendering cities helpless. All eyes turn to the most powerful nations on Earth as they unite to concoct a plan to vanquish the aliens and return Earth to the hands of humans, thus, resulting in the most fierce and ultimate battle royale in outer space the galaxy as ever seen. Written by Oliver Chu

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

HERE COME THE PLANET SMASHERS! (original U.S. print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | Italian

Release Date:

8 July 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle in Outer Space See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1965. See more »

Goofs

The funniest bits are the gravity antics. When the first scout ship turns off the thrusters and the crew all unfastens their safety belts, one of them flies up to the ceiling. He is so surprised, clearly no-one told this astronaut that there was no gravity in the spacecraft. They help him down and the chief tells him that there is no gravity in the ship. Then they all begin walking around completely normally. See more »

Alternate Versions

The final 16mm prints struck for U.S. television distribution had the final third of the film letterboxed for the widescreen Tohoscope format. See more »

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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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This is just one big battle from beginning to end.
31 January 1999 | by Horror FanSee all my reviews

Aliens are causing havok on Earth. So a bunch of astronauts are sent to the moon to war with these little funny midget aliens. Just a big battle from beginning to end, with the aliens sucking up Tokyo at the end (man is that cool). It is basically like a Japanese Independence Day except not nearly as intense or violent


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