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The War in Space (1977)

Wakusei daisenso (original title)
Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity.

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Jun Fukuda
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kensaku Morita Kensaku Morita ... Miyoshi
Yûko Asano Yûko Asano ... June Takigawa
Ryô Ikebe ... Professor Takigawa
Masaya Oki Masaya Oki ... Reisuke Muroi
Hiroshi Miyauchi Hiroshi Miyauchi ... Morrei
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Dr.Matsuzawa
Katsutoshi Atarashi Katsutoshi Atarashi ... Tadashi Mikasa
Akihiko Hirata ... Defense Countermeasure Supreme Commander Oshi
Gorô Mutsumi Gorô Mutsumi
Isao Hashimoto Isao Hashimoto
Shôji Nakayama Shôji Nakayama
David Perin David Perin ... Jimmy
William Ross William Ross ... Dr. Schmidt / Helt
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Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(English dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last Toho tokusatsu film to be shot in the 2.35:1 (CinemaScope) aspect ratio before Godzilla 2000 (1999). See more »

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The wires (and their connectors) holding up the Gohten are clearly visible when the ship turns to approach the wreckage of the space station. See more »

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Referenced in Gojira: Kaijû dai rantô (2002) See more »

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Wakusei daisenso: Best of the trilogy, but that's not saying much
4 October 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

In 1957 we got The Mysterians, Tohos attempt at cashing in on the sci-fi movie popularity that was overwhelming the west. Two years later they made a sequel by the name of Battle in Outer Space and I was still left unimpressed.

I found myself wishing Toho had stuck with their dark broody movies and never dipped their feet into sci-fi. However if they hadn't we'd not have Godzilla, say I suppose something came out of it.

Almost 20yrs later Toho made the third and final part of the trilogy and it's the best of the bunch. But that's not saying much, it's still pretty damn bad.

It tells the story of a goverment with one single hope against the alien menace, an experimental ship! But the aliens are doing everything in their power to make sure it's never completed. Will our heroes overcome or will mankind fall?

Well, The War in Space is one of the cheesiest movies I've ever seen. From the script to the overwhelmingly cheddar score, it makes the original Star Trek look positively serious and Oscar worthy.

Best of the bunch, but still cringe inducing stuff.

The Good:

Yûko Asano

The Bad:

Music badly doesn't fit in places

Cheesy script

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Straws make great cannons

Space minotaurs are a thing


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