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Ultraman (1968)

Chôhen kaijû eiga: Urutoraman (original title)
A feature-length compilation of episodes of the famous Japanese sci-fi TV series about a futuristic policeman who secretly transforms into a giant extraterrestrial savior.

Director:

Hajime Tsuburaya

Writer:

Mamoru Sasaki
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Credited cast:
Akiji Kobayashi ... Captain 'Cap' Toshio Muramatsu
Susumu Kurobe ... Shin Hayata
Hiroko Sakurai ... Akiko Fuji
Akihiko Hirata ... Professor Iwamoto
Bin Furuya Bin Furuya ... Ultraman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandayû Dokumamushi ... Daisuke Arashi
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita
Masaya Nihei Masaya Nihei ... Mitsuhiro Ide
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Storyline

While investigating two glowing ball-like UFOs chasing each other, Science Patrol officer Hayata is killed when one of the UFOs accidentally crashes into the Mini-VTOL he rode. The being inside, a giant silver & red alien from the Land of Light in the Nebula M78, feels terrible for the accident he caused. So he makes it up to Hayata by combining his own life-force with that of the Earthman, thus bringing him back to life. He also gives him a marker-like device called the Beta Capsule, with which in times of crisis, Hayata secretly transforms into the giant alien, heretofore known as Ultraman! This movie is actually combined from favorite episodes of the popular 1966 series: Episode 1 ("Ultra Operation No. 1") featuring Bemular (with the climactic fight scene omitted), Episode 8 ("The Lawless Monster Zone") featuring Red King, Chandrah, Maglar and the Sufran plant, and the two-parter Episodes 26 & 27 ("His Monster Majesty") featuring Gomora. Written by John Cassidy <ryuuseipro@comcast.net>

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Trivia

The ringtone of the phone at Science Patrol headquarters is the same sound made by the iconic Toho monster "Ghidorah". See more »

Alternate Versions

A US video tape release contained both the English and the original Japanese opening music, which was never broadcast in the US. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hawaii Five-0: Mai ka po mai ka 'oia'i'o (2018) See more »

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very good TV show
8 March 2006 | by chrismclark2See all my reviews

i have been looking for this TV show for ten years waiting for it to hit video or DVD. i remember the American version. the good guys base was a mountain side they had these cool space fighters. the person who was ultra man had a special crystal to transform into ultra man.it was a kick butt show i loved it and want to See more of it if anybody knows where i can find it please let me know. you can reach me at chrismclark2@yahoo.com thank you i think that they should of kept this show on the air cause it was good. not too many shows last but this one is a classic. i did not know about the different version of the show i only remember the one that i saw when i was little. maybe others like it too and they can bring it back to TV i would love that


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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