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Atomic Rulers (1965)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1965
Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

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Ichirô Miyagawa (screenplay) (as Ichiro Miyagawa)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Utsui Ken Utsui ... Super Giant / Starman
Sachihiro Ohsawa Sachihiro Ohsawa
Junko Ikeuchi Junko Ikeuchi ... Toshiko / Sister
Minako Yamada Minako Yamada ... (credit only)
Shôji Nakayama Shôji Nakayama ... Detective Okamoto
Hiroshi Hayashi Hiroshi Hayashi ... Chief of Metropolitan Police (as Kan Hayashi)
Minoru Takada Minoru Takada ... Father
Utako Mitsuya Utako Mitsuya ... (credit only)
Chisako Hara Chisako Hara ... (as Chisako Tahara)
Reiko Seto Reiko Seto ... Reiko - Okamoto's Sister
Akira Tamura Akira Tamura
Tomohiko Ôtani Tomohiko Ôtani ... Vice-Head of Atom AB
Fumiko Miyata Fumiko Miyata
Jôji Ôhara Jôji Ôhara ... Member of Atom AB (as Johji Ohara)
Kami Ashita Kami Ashita
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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atomic Rulers of the World See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Although the title is listed as "Atomic Rulers of the World", the title on the US prints is simply "Atomic Rulers". See more »

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Follows Invaders from Space (1965) See more »

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There's a Starman Waiting in the Sky
19 November 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"The Earth is threatened with atomic destruction if the people of Mirapolia (sic) are not allowed to rule the planet. Observers from a distant planet, fat off in space, have been observing Earth and see the peril it's (sic) facing. Hoping to offer aid to the citizens of Earth, the benevolent aliens send their champion Starman to face off against the leaders of Mirapolia (it's correctly spelled Merapolia) and take care of their atomic weapons," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Ken Utsui (as Sûpâ Jaiantsu, or Super Giant) must save the Earth from nuclear peril. This is the American (English edited and dubbed) version of the Japanese super-hero's earliest movies, Sûpâ jaiantsu (1957) and Zoku sûpâ jaiantsu (1957). Herein, Mr. Utsui is Starman of "The Emerald Planet". Considering the material, this is a sometimes surprisingly well-directed, by Teruo Ishii, piece of super-nonsense; the location scenes are most enjoyable. Otherwise, it's, at best, unintentionally funny.

Watch for the scene where Utsui goes to a church with some children, and meets a nun. She gives him a smile that shows she's attracted to him; then, the young nun looks down at Utsui's groin area, where he has positioned his gun. Oh, sister!

*** Atomic Rulers (1964) Teruo Ishii ~ Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Junko Ikeuchi


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