Wakusei daisenso (1977)

Japan, 1977
87m
35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), colour, 2.35:1
mono, Japanese

A Japanese science fiction film directed by Jun Fukuda.

Plot Summary

Alien forces from Venus attack the Earth and the only hope lies in a spacecraft, the Gothen, built by a Japanese scientist.

Credits

Crew
Director: Jun Fukuda
Toho
Executive Producers: Fumio Tanaka, Tomoyuki Tanaka
Script: Shuichi Nagahara, Ryuzo Nakanishi
Director of Photography: Yuzuru Aizawa
Music: Toshiaki Tsushima
Sound Recordist: Toshiya Ban
Special Effects Director: Teruyoshi Nakano
Mechanical Effects: Takesaburo Watanabe
Production Designer: Kazuo Satsuya

Cast
Kensaku Morita (Miyoshi)
Yûko Asano (June Takigawa)
Ryo Ikebe (Professor Takigawa)
Masaya Oki
Hiroshi Miyauchi (Morrei)
Hideji Otaki
Katsutoshi Atarashi
Akihiko Hirata (Defense Countermeasure Supreme Commander Oshi)
Goro Mutsumi
Isao Hashimoto
Shôji Nakayama
David Perin (Jimmy)
William Ross (Dr Schmidt/Helt)

Alternative Titles

Battle in Outer Space 2
Cosmos
Galaxias año 2000
– Spanish title
Great Planet War
Der Große Krieg der Planeten
– West German title
Guerra spaziale – Italian title
La guerre de l’espace – French title
Planet Wars
Planeternas krig
– Swedish title
Sota avaruudessa – Finnish title
Uchu daisenso 2 – working title
The War in Space
War of the Planets

Includes extracts from
Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

See also
Star Wars (1977)

References

Periodicals
Fantastic Films vol.1 no.3 (August 1978) p.62 – note (Fan Scene)

Books
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films by Salvador Murguia (ed.) pp.365-366 – credits, review (by Kyu Hyun Kim)
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.423