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Chikyu Boeigun (1957)
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Chikyu Boeigun (1957) Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that is destroying cities, the armed forces attempt to stop them with every weapon available.

Movie Tagline:
They come from another World...They want 3 kilometres of land-and...FIVE of your WOMEN!

Also Known As:
The Mysterians

Title: Chikyu Boeigun
Release Date: May 15, 1959
Runtime: 89 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Languages: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Perspecta Stereo
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: PG

Ishiro Honda

Kenji Sahara ...Joji Atsumi
yumi Shirakawa ...Etsuko Shiraishi
Momoko Kochi ...Hiroko Iwamoto
Akihiko Hirata ...Ryoichi Shiraishi
Takashi Shimura ...Dr. Tanjiro Adachi
Susumu Fujita ...Gen. Morita
Hisaya Ito ...Capt. Seki
yoshio Kosugi ...Cmdr. Sugimoto
Fuyuki Murakami ...Dr. Nobu Kawanami
Tetsu Nakamura ...Dr. Koda
yoshio Tsuchiya ...Leader of the Mysterians
yutaka Sada ...Police Capt. Miyamoto
Ren Imaizumi ...Adachi's Assistant Hayami
Takeo Oikawa ...Announcer on TV
Tadao Nakamaru ...1st Lt. yamamoto
George Furness ...Dr. Svenson
Harold Conway ...Dr. DeGracia
Haruya Kato ...Doomed Villager
Senkichi Omura ...Doomed Villager
Shin Otomo ...Policeman Kawada
Akio Kusama ...Chief of Police station Togawa
Shoichi Hirose ...Detective in Etsuko's house
Rinsaku Ogata ...Policeman Ogata
Heihachiro Okawa ...Person at Board Meeting
Takuzo Kumagai ...Col. Ito (as Jiro Kumagai)
Mitsuo Tsuda ...Person at Defense Meeting
Kamayuki Tsubono ...Person at Defense Meeting
Hideo Mihara ...Gen. Emoto
yasuhiro Shigenobu ...Doomed Villager
Katsumi Tezuka ...Mysterian

» [more cast members]

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Shigeru Kayama
Takeshi Kimura
Jojiro Okami

Akira Ifukube

Chikyu Boeigun Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • They come from another World...They want 3 kilometres of land-and...FIVE of your WOMEN!
  • Space monsters invade the Earth!
  • Join mankind's most treacherous battle for survival!
  • From behind the moon they come... To invade the earth! Abduct its women! Level its cities.
  • The Greatest Science-Fiction Picture Ever Conceived By the Mind of Man.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. Tanjiro Adachi: Strange things are happening behind the moon!
  • Dr. Tanjiro Adachi: Some escaped. The nations of the world must now stay united in the struggle against unknown forces instead of fighting each other.
  • Ryoichi Shiraishi: The tragedy of the Mysterians is a good example for us! Don't use science in the wrong way!
Movie Trivia:
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya was offered the lead role but turned it down, instead opting to play the Mysterian leader.
  • An early concept of Mogera was of a four-footed mecha, more along the lines of a mole. The name Mogera was based on the Japanese word for mole ("mogura"), which was not in the original script, but was added at the insistence of producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, who felt the movie needed a giant monster.
  • U.S. press material issued at the time of the film's original release incorrectly listed Masaru Sat˘ (another highly regarded Japanese film composer), rather than Akira Ifukube, as the creator of the score.
  • This was one of the last films to be distributed by RKO in the United States. When RKO ceased operations, most of the first run was handled by MGM.
  • This was one of the first Japanese productions to be shot in anamorphic widescreen. T˘h˘ Kabushiki Kaisha, which called its anamorphic process T˘h˘Scope, specifically made this film to show off the new process. Part of Akira Ifukube's battle score was used on the T˘h˘Scope logo, which appeared at the beginning of the Japanese-language prints.
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