Warning from Space (1956)

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Translated into English, the title of this Japanese sci-fi endeavor is Unknown Satellite over Tokyo. The extraterrestrials on this occasion are weirdly shaped creatures with one eye in the middle of their bodies. The aliens take the form of human beings so that they can warn mankind of an imminent disaster: the earth is on a collision course with another planet. Once the creatures have conveyed their messages, a scientist races against time to create a bomb that will throw the other planet off its course. Alas, foreign spies, apparently unmindful that the destruction of earth will affect them too, steal the super-weapon, and the chase is on. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Isao Yamagata
as Matsuda
Buntaro Miake
as Komura
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Critic Reviews for Warning from Space

All Critics (1)

No new ideas of its own and nothing distinctive other than the glacial rate at which it oscillates through those non-ideas.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Warning from Space

½

Campy, cheesy, but a fun watch. The star-aliens looks incredibly stupid, and the plot zips and zaps all over, but by the end of the film it felt pretty together. The effects aren't good, the acting is decent, and it does get pretty slow, but it's a fun Japanese sci-fi flick.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

This is one of those film you have to sit back and visualize the year the film was made. In 1956 it probably wasn?t so bad, but saying it hasn?t aged well is an understatement. No matter what year it was made, it?s not a good film. The alien star creatures are laughably bad. It did manage to entertain at times, just not for the right reasons.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

This is one of those film you have to sit back and visualize the year the film was made. In 1956 it probably wasn’t so bad, but saying it hasn’t aged well is an understatement. No matter what year it was made, it’s not a good film. The alien star creatures are laughably bad. It did manage to entertain at times, just not for the right reasons.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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