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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Utsui ... Super Giant / Starman
Sachihiro Ohsawa
Junko Ikeuchi ... Toshiko / Sister
Minako Yamada ... (credit only)
Shôji Nakayama ... Detective Okamoto
Hiroshi Hayashi ... Chief of Metropolitan Police (as Kan Hayashi)
Minoru Takada ... Father
Utako Mitsuya ... (credit only)
Chisako Hara ... (as Chisako Tahara)
Reiko Seto ... Reiko - Okamoto's Sister
Akira Tamura
Tomohiko Ôtani ... Vice-Head of Atom AB
Fumiko Miyata
Jôji Ôhara ... Member of Atom AB (as Johji Ohara)
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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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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The 9 Super Giant films were purchased for distribution to U.S. television and edited into 4 films by Walter Manley Enterprises and Medallion Films. The 2 original Japanese films which went into Atomic Rulers of the World (Super Giant and Super Giant Continues) were 49 minutes and 53 minutes in duration. The two films were edited into one 83-minute film. The original films were two parts of a complete story, but a total of 19 minutes was cut during the re-editing, dropping elements from both films. Also, most of the original music was scrapped and replaced by library cues. The result was a product considerably different from the Japanese originals. See more »

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Silliness for Japanese Children
5 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Another Starman episode. I have the same criticism. The bad guys are so incompetent. Starman is too powerful. No matter what anyone does, he simply stands there and takes it. It's just a series of silly fights with him posturing. If it weren't for the kids being in danger, I can't imagine that he would have to even think about bringing down the evildoers. It's very cartoon like. The fights and the violence are bloodless and boring, and the enemies talk in a bragging way. I imagine this was popular at one time. The kids are the heroes and are upheld by their hero. They get into trouble so he is left to pull his punches once in a while. Not much worth commenting about.


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