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Ultraman (1967)

Chôhen kaijû eiga: Urutoraman (original title)
| Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the few films for Toho Company Ltd. (the film's distributor) to have a fanfare in its logo at the beginning. See more »

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

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Edited from Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966) See more »

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60's era kids like me loved it!
26 April 2003 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

In the time of Godzilla and Mothra, there was a weekly tv series that crossed the Oceans and landed in America. We know it as "Ultra Man" and I can tell you, this series was magic to the kids on my block.

Back in the mid-sixties, a cigar company put out a cigar that was enclosed in a thin glass covering. Every child I know wanted that glass covering because it WAS the "beta capsule" that would summon "Ultra Man" to Earth to save the World from Giant Monsters who wanted to do nothing but destroy us!!!!

The story sorta goes like this.... The "Science Patrol" was on a routine mission with Hyata who got into an accident. He was saved and given this "beta capsule" to hold up to the sun to call for Ultra Man to help them against these monsters that would be out to destroy us. (I know I'm missing stuff, but come on, I was five years old when I saw it!!!!)

The thing about Ultra-Man was that he could only spend a few minutes on our planet before he lost his super power, so he HAD to defeat the monsters in a few minutes or die! Also, Hyata was not around when Ultra Man was either so that left some skepticism with his fellow Science Patrol Members..is Hyata..or isn't he? Drama! Sure -- you will see the zipper in the back of Ultra-Man's suit and the rubber Monsters are to die for...but please, have an imagination! This was cool stuff back then! And I am sure you'll laugh about it now. So go out and get a copy!

I adored Ultra Man for the fight scenes of course, and for wondering if Ultra Man would make it back in time or his power would run out before saving the earth of these monsters. This, the original Ultra-Man is the grand-daddy of them all. This is fun, it's dated by this time, but still well worth watching if you can get a hold of it. Accept no imitations. Ultra-Man was our 60's weekly dose of "Godzilla".....with a heart and human. He was our karate kickin' superhero we all wanted to act out in play-time for fun.


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