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A group of aliens from the planet Netal in another solar system has designs on conquering Earth. They start off by destroying a space station and its entire crew. They then take over the mind of an Iranian scientist who tries to steal a powerful heat ray that can be used against them. An international coalition then unites to prepare for the coming invasion.
The Moon is Captured! The Earth is Next!
Also Known As:
Battle in Outer Space
Title: Uchu Daisenso
Release Date: July 08, 1960
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Japanese
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With U
MPAA Rating: K-16
Ryo Ikebe ...Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyoko Anzai ...Etsuko Shiraishi
Koreya Senda ...Professor Adachi
Minoru Takada ...The Commander
Leonard Stanford ...Dr. Roger Richardson
Harold Conway ...Dr. Immerman
yoshio Tsuchiya ...Iwomura
Hisaya Ito ...Kogure
Nadao Kirino ...Gravity Man
Fuyuki Murakami ...Inspector Iriake
Malcolm Pearce ...Dr. Achmed
Leonard Walsh ...Thomas Sheldon
Kozo Nomura ...Rocket Commander
Ikio Sawamura ...Lantern Man
Tadashi Okabe ...Newscaster
yutaka Oka ...Scientist
yasuhisa Tsutsumi ...Official
Koichi Sato ...Astronomer
Rinsaku Ogata ...Astronomer
Shigeo Kato ...Astronomer
Saburo Kadowaki ...Astronomer
yukihiko Gondo ...Official
George Whitman ...Roger
Elise Richter ...Sylvia
Roma Carlson ...Roger's Wife
Osman yusuf ...Bystander
Heinz Bolmer ...Advisor
Takuzo Kumagai ...Alien (as Jiro Kumagai)
Katsumi Tezuka ...Alien
Mitsuo Tsuda ...Alien
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More Movie Taglines:
- The Moon is Captured! The Earth is Next!
- HERE COME THE PLANET SMASHERS! (original U.S. print ad
- all caps)
- See space-shaking last battle of earth rockets vs. flying war saucers!
- SPACE DECLARES WAR ON EARTH
- OUTLAW PLANET CAPTURES THE MOON! (original ad
- all caps)
- Many sources list the running time of the U.S. version as 74 minutes. This error was originally generated by the U.S. distributor, Columbia Pictures. The 74-minute running time is actually that of its theatrical co-feature, _Twelve to the Moon (1960)_.
This film was the first Japanese science fiction film which had the original Japanese cast and crew listed on the posters and other advertising material in the United States.
For a number of years the U.S. distributor, Columbia Pictures, had been unable to furnish 35mm release prints for theatrical showings. This was apparently due to all of the Eastman Color release prints fading to red. This film was not released on home video in the United States until 2009.
Her role as Etsuko became the final film role for Ky˘ko Anzai. She married popular actor Tatsuya Mihashi and retired from the screen.
The exterior of the "Science Center" was actually Japan's National Sports Center that was built for the upcoming Tokyo Olympiad. The structure was new and had a slightly futuristic look.
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