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Prince of Space (1959)

Yûsei ôji (original title)
When an alien force tries to invade Earth to steal a powerful new rocket fuel, a mysterious hero intervenes.

Director:

Eijirô Wakabayashi (as E. Wakabayashi)

Writers:

Masaru Igami (story), Shin Morita
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuo Umemiya Tatsuo Umemiya ... Yûsei ôji / Waku-san (as Tatsuo Unemiya)
Hiroko Mine Hiroko Mine ... Sachko Shibasaki
Takashi Kanda Takashi Kanda ... Inspector Takeda
Ushio Skashi Ushio Skashi ... Dr. Maki
Ken Hasebe Ken Hasebe ... Newsreporter Tabei
Junji Masuda Junji Masuda ... Colonel Watanabe
Jôji Oka Jôji Oka ... Ambassador Maboroshi / Maboroshi taishi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Asami Akira Asami ... Dr. Maki's Son Ichirô , the boy
Jack Curtis Jack Curtis ... Additional Voices (voice) (unconfirmed)
Rikiya Iwaki Rikiya Iwaki ... Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M2 (as Riki Iwaki)
Akira Katayama Akira Katayama ... Doctor Naitô
Yûji Kitamine Yûji Kitamine ... Newsreporter A
Kôji Komori Kôji Komori ... Makoto - Shoeshine Boy
Tokio Kozuka Tokio Kozuka ... Tsunoda
Hiroshi Mihara Hiroshi Mihara ... Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M10
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Storyline

A Group of space men from the planet Krankor who resemble chickens are led by their leader, Phantom to invade Earth. But a strange superhero named Prince of Space (actually a bootblack in disguise) arrives to defeat the spacemen. Although the weapons of the aliens cannot harm the Prince of Space, the Phantom continues to fight, and many plot twists (including capturing a group of elderly scientists) ensue. Watch out for the Giant! Written by Tim Fox <foxagency@accs.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invaders from the Spaceship See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company, Toei Tokyo See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD) | (part 1) | (part 2)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Like Shintoho's "Super Giant/Starman" series, this Toei production was released to theaters as a sort of mini-serial with two approximately hour-long episodes. In the US this was edited into a single feature film running less than 90 minutes. See more »

Goofs

Krankor is allowed to escape after he threatens to kill a boy. As he starts running up the stairs, the boy (who is standing next to him) starts following him up the stairs, realizes he's supposed to stay where he is, and stops. See more »

Quotes

Prince of Space: Hold your fire! Your weapons are useless - let's try bare hands now!
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Prince of space...or the real starman series...I'm confused!
5 March 2003 | by DerrickLechSee all my reviews

Prince of space is a pretty crappy movie, but it isn't the so called "Starman" series. The Starman series, which has been released in two volumes from Something Weird video, features a tights-wearing japanese man running around laughing and beating people up as they fire guns, which they know can't kill him, for he's made of steel. Shintoho, a company that was an off shoot of the great Toho production company created these films which range from bad to so horrible that you want to spray mace in your eyes so you can't see the screen. Walter Manly, the man responsible for delivering these messes to America made it worse by cutting them down from serials and turning them into 75 minute films about salamanders and monsters, and emerald planets... I really couldn't follow the plot I was to busy throwing up... anyway, their are some really classic moments in the films, weird, American serial influenced fights against hordes of creatures or even space facists, and mutants dressed in costumes you'd think were made by the producer's mother for $15.00. There are four films made for American release (even though there were nine films from Japan, three of them were turned into "The Evil Brain From Outer Space" which, sadly, is one of the better ones. My favorite of them all is "Invaders from Space, which has some nifty acrobatics and isn't as boring as some of the others. Prince of Space does suck, but then again so does Starman... if you've got nerdy friends and you're either drunk and/or high and your looking for a giggle, check them out.


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