Battle in Outer Space (Uchû daisensô) (1959)

Battle in Outer Space (Uchû daisensô) (1959)





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Inoshiro Honda, the director who brought the world Godzilla and Rodan, is at the helm of this sci-fi adventure that does not quite fall in the same wildly popular category as his first efforts in the genre. The premise is that the world is somehow miraculously living in peace (in 1965) but global harmony, not to mention existence, is threatened by a technically superior civilization from outer space that plans on blowing the planet to smithereens. As landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge are spectacularly destroyed, the UN meets to ponder defensive measures. Fortunately, a ray gun has been invented that just might work against the bellicose aliens.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Columbia Pictures Corporation


Ryô Ikebe
as Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya
Minoru Takada
as The Commander
Koreya Senda
as Professor Adachi
Kozo Nomura
as Rocket Commander
Harold Conway
as Dr. Immerman
Fuyuki Murakami
as Inspector Iriake
Leonard Stanford
as Dr. Roger Richardson
Kyoko Anzai
as Etsuko Shiraishi
Leonard Walsh
as Thomas Sheldon
Kisaya Ito
as Kogure
Elise Richter
as Sylvia
Malcolm Pearce
as Dr. Achmed
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Critic Reviews for Battle in Outer Space (Uchû daisensô)

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... a visually splendid and narratively pedestrian space opera, short on character and plot but full of great miniatures and dramatic effects in a film packed with spectacle.

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June 24, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Battle in Outer Space (Uchû daisensô)

Bit of a sequel to The Mysterians but there aren't any kaiju or giant mecha and the story is a bit bland. Some decent characters and sci-fi battles, but nothing great.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

For all my reviews visit my website Please note that the rating above might not accurately reflect my thoughts, you will see a rating sentence at the end of the review. If I am a Nerd, I am proud. Yeah, take that JAKE! It's 50's (well almost 60's) Japanese Sci-Fi, this time, about Aliens trying to take over the world. It feels like Godzilla, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and an Alien documentary all rolled into one with plenty of awesome real effects and cheese to go around. The climax(s) are extremely fun, and all the characters are eccentric just like most. We don't actually get to see the aliens, which is a downfall, but there is defiantly plenty of Earth vs. The Flying Saucers to make you drunk. But, you already know what I think about classic Sci-Fi, I grew up with this pure awesomeness! So check out this and heck, every single monster movie/alien invaders film you can find. The Rating? 3.9/5

Da Cashman
Da Cashman

A fun interstellar battle film from Japanese b-movie sci-fi master Ishiro Honda. A nice deviation from Honda's typical Kaiju fare, Battle in Outer Space feels more like an American 1950s sci-fi film, and it is directed with Honda's particular flare for the genre.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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