Attack from Space (1965)

Japan, USA,
76m
35mm film, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American/Japanese science fiction film directed by Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa and Koreyoshi Akasaka. It is an “Americanisation” of the Japanese films Sûpâ jaiantsu – Jinkô eisei to jinrui no hametsu (1957) and Sûpâ jaiantsu – Uchûtei to jinkô eisei gekitotsu (1958).

Plot Summary

The alien is sent to Earth to protect Mankind from an invasion by the evil Spherions. Starman uncovers a plot by top scientists to aid the enemy invaders.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa, Koreyoshi Akasaka
Copyright MCMLXV [1965] by Walter Manley Enterprises Inc.
Walter Manley Enterprises presents
Produced by: Shintoho Co., Ltd.
Screenplay by: Ichiro Miyagawa
Photographed by: Takashi Watanabe
Music by: Chumei Watanabe

Cast
Ken Utsui [Starman]
Sachihiro Ohsawa
Junko Ikeuchi [Toshiko]
Minako Yamada
Shôji Nakayama [Detective Okamoto]
Kan Hayashi [real name: Hiroshi Hayashi] [Chief of Metropolitan Police]
Minoru Takada [father]
Utako Mitsuya
Chisako Tahara [real name: Chisako Hara]
Reiko Seto [Reiko – Okamoto's sister]
Akira Tamura
Tomohiko Ôtani [vice-head of Atom AB]
Fumiko Miyata
Johji Ohara [real name: Jôji Ôhara] [member of Atom AB]
Kami Ashita
Terumi Hoshi
Shinsuke Mikimoto [member of Atom AB]

Alternative Titles

O kyriarhos tou diastimatos
Vs the Satellites

Sequel to
Invaders from Space (1965)
Atomic Rulers (1965)
Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965)

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