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Attack from Space (1965)

Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a ... See full summary »


Ichirô Miyagawa (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Utsui Ken Utsui ... Starman
Sachihiro Ohsawa Sachihiro Ohsawa
Junko Ikeuchi Junko Ikeuchi
Minako Yamada Minako Yamada
Shôji Nakayama Shôji Nakayama ... (as Shoji Nakayama)
Hiroshi Hayashi Hiroshi Hayashi ... Dr. Yamanaka (as Kan Hayashi)
Minoru Takada Minoru Takada
Utako Mitsuya Utako Mitsuya ... Kaoru Yamanaka
Chisako Hara Chisako Hara ... (as Chisako Tahara)
Reiko Seto Reiko Seto
Akira Tamura Akira Tamura
Tomohiko Ôtani Tomohiko Ôtani ... (as Tomohiko Ohtani)
Fumiko Miyata Fumiko Miyata
Jôji Ôhara Jôji Ôhara ... (as Johji Ohhara)
Kami Ashita Kami Ashita


Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a conspiracy involving Earth's top scientists, and he must root out the traitors and also stop the impending alien invasion. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Poorly choreographed fight scenes near the end in which Starman throws feeble punches, many of which barely touch anyone. Also, there are several scenes in which people are throwing themselves to the ground or from high places. See more »


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Why am I just now discovering Starman?
13 July 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

Why am I just now discovering Starman? And there are four of these movies? I can't believe I've never heard of this before. Attack from Space may be my introduction to Starman, but it won't the last time I pay him a visit.

In Attack from Space, the Earth is threatened by a race of aliens known as the Spherions. They show they mean business by blowing up one of the mountains in the Himalayas (odd choice, but whatever). A benevolent race of aliens from the Emerald planet send their superhero, Starman, to Earth to help defeat the Spherions. Starman discovers that one of the Earth's top scientists and his family have been abducted. Can he rescue the Earthlings and save the planet?

Rating and writing about a film like Attack from Space is difficult because, honestly, it's a train wreck of a film. Special effects, dubbing, lighting, acting, plot, logic, and just about anything else you can name is so bad it's impossible to put into words. It's bad, but it's also bizarrely fun. Things like the crazy looking council on the Emerald planet, the Nazi-esque aliens dressed like 1940s era US Navy officers, Starman's lumpy superhero suit, and, most of all, the ridiculous fight choreography - I can't describe what joy these things brought to me. Even though the fight scene between Starman and the Spherions overstayed its welcome by what seemed like hours, it's still the real highlight of the film. Starman has a style of fighting I've never seen before. He reminded me of the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz trying to do Kung Fu. Hysterical. The use of silly looking guns, reversed camera shots, and the most obvious dummy I've ever seen only added to the fun. Seriously, this is truly one of those "so bad it's good" type movies. I'm looking forward to the others in the series.

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