Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Ryo Ikebe Uchu Daisenso Battle in Outer Space Toho sci-fi 1960 Title card 2226 at the best online prices at eBay! Ifukube, Icons BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE by Toho Studios. Live Action Science Fiction, Battle in Outer Space All the survivors of the events suffer from extreme frostbite. Addeddate 2019-05-27 19:11:20 Identifier BATTLEINOUTERSPACE_201905 Scanner Internet … Battle in Outer Space 1959: Aliens start terrorizing Earth. Ripped from the Sony DVD Honda, Tomoyuki Here's the original Japanese version of Battle in Outer Space, ripped from the Sony DVD. All rights Battle in Outer Space was one of Toho's alien invader movies like The Mysterians and The War in Space. The incident did not sour Ikebe, though, who worked again with Honda a few years later on. A series of mysterious catastrophes sweep the globe, causing world's scientists to conclude that beings from another planet are attacking earth. In response, a global council meeting is held to determine the source of the attacks and prepare a rocket ship armada for a counter-attack, a true battle in outer space. Katsumiya determines that such an action could only be accomplished by a force beyond the Earth. Godzilla Best, Chiro There, a representative becomes suddenly stricken with head pain. This release of Toho's Battle in Outer Space features a pretty darn good transfer of the movie itself (with the caveat that the source material has some print damage), has both the Japanese and English language dialog tracks, and has a very informative audio commentary as an extra. Meanwhile, Iwamura has untied himself and blown up SPIP-1. Etsuko Shiraishi sees him and watches in horror as he is enveloped in a red light coming from the sky. Battle in Outer Space is presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs. Storyline. Iwamura, the navigator of SPIP-1, is also under mind control by the aliens. Battle in Outer Space is property of Toho Co. Limited. Here's the American English dubbed version of Battle in Outer Space released by Columbia Pictures. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. prohibited. The special effects are ahead of there time for 1959 and look amazing. Eventually, the Natal saucers and their mothership approach Earth. © 1943-2020 Toho Co. Ltd. and its related entities. This is surprising as it’s probably the most exploitable of the three Columbia properties. This is the Blu-ray debut for both films! . Oh, yeah. Great Space War) is 1959 tokusatsu film produced by Toho, and a loose sequel to The Mysterians. Squadrons of Scout Ships (converted into Space Fighters) are sent up into space and engage in a massive dogfight with the saucers. A beam weapon battle erupts as the teams attack the base. The plot is similar to "The Mysterians" with aliens trying to take over mankind. The remaining saucers and mothership advance on the Space Research Center. In 1965, the space station JSS-3 is destroyed by a fleet of UFOs, which then begin a global siege on Earth, using rays to manipulate gravity and control the minds of men. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. This is the Blu-ray debut for both films! [1] It was released in the United States in an English-dubbed version by Columbia Pictures in 1960 where it was a double feature with 12 to the Moon. US Distributor: Columbia Pictures (1960) / Time: 90 Minutes, Great War in Space Katsumiya, Major, Columbia Pictures submitted the film to the US copyright office on January 23, 1983 with the registration number V1970P078 and with the title, The slow motion, gravity stricken walk of the cast on the moon was an idea from actor Yoshio Tsuchiya. Major Ichiro Katsumiya, Professor Adachi and Dr. Richardson open the conference and describe the disasters, adding that the survivors suffered from extreme frostbite. Travel back to the days before CGI, when special effects were real and the results were spectacular! Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争, Uchū Daisensō) is a 1959 Japanese science fiction film produced by Toho Studios.Directed by Ishirō Honda and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Ryō Ikebe, Koreya Senda and Yoshio Tsuchiya. Battle in Outer Space 1959: Aliens start terrorizing Earth. With Battle in Outer Space finally out on disc, the final classic-era Toho space film not yet available in Region 1 is 1962's Gorath. This is with authors and Japanese film experts Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski. Like similar Japanese-made thrillers, 'Rodan', 'H-Man' and 'The Mysterians' (all produced by Toho), this can pay off boxoffice-wise if exhibitors stress the amazingly realistic trick photography of flying saucers, moon exploration and a full-scale attack on U.S. cities which results in skyscrapers being destroyed, etc..." and makes note of the film's "explosive action, of which there is plenty, particularly in the climatic battle..." Boxoffice also cited Shinichi Sekizawa's "imaginative screenplay. Ahmed walks outside to a courtyard in a daze. So in retaliation, the military heads into space to battle the menace. Shop Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection Mothra/The H-Man/Battle in Outer Space [3 Discs] [DVD] at Best Buy. The special effects are ahead of there time for 1959 and look amazing. Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争 Uchū Daisensō, lit. The film was released theatrically in the United States in the summer of 1960 by Columbia Pictures. Dr. Richardson theorizes that some unknown force lowered the temperatures of the objects so as to lower the Earth's gravitational pull, thus making the objects easier to lift, regardless of their size and weight. "[4], "Screen: Moon Is Warned:Loses 'Battle in Outer Space' at the Forum", Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Legendary Giant Beast Wolfman vs. Godzilla, Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_in_Outer_Space&oldid=976047213, Films with screenplays by Shinichi Sekizawa, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 August 2020, at 22:01. In the end of course, earth triumphs over the aliens. Production Design Teruaki Abe Original Music Akira Ifukube Written by Jojiro Okami, Shinichi Sekizawa These incidents range from a railroad bridge levitated off the ground causing a train wreck in Japan; an ocean liner lifted out of the Panama Canal by a waterspout, destroying it; severe flooding in Venice, Italy; and the destruction of the J-SS3 space station. Etsuko is temporarily captured by the Natal but is rescued by Katsumiya. The Natal base is destroyed, freeing Iwamura from the aliens' mind control. The film boasts some excellent (for 1959) special effects. This is a fan made movie review. The UN decides to launch two rocket ships, called SPIPs, to the Moon on a reconnaissance mission. An illustration of a magnifying glass. Revealing themselves to be the Natarl, the aliens declare war on humanity. Storyline. Just to be contrary, I watched them in Reverse chronological order. But the Atomic Heat Cannons finally destroy the mothership and Earth is saved. All eyes turn to the most powerful nations on Earth as they unite to concoct a plan to vanquish the aliens and return Earth to the hands of humans, thus, resulting in the most fierce and ultimate battle royale in outer space the galaxy as ever seen. Toho. Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争, Uchū Daisensō) is a 1959 Japanese science fiction film produced by Toho Studios.Directed by Ishirō Honda and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Ryō Ikebe, Koreya Senda and Yoshio Tsuchiya.. Once the rockets land on the Moon, the two teams look for the alien base in lunar rovers. Finally, 1959's Battle in Outer Space sees flying saucers from the planet Natal wreaking devastation with their anti-grav rays. In response, Earth prepares the SPIP rocket ships. It was released to Japanese theaters on December 26, 1959 and to American theaters on July 8, 1960. The transmissions locate the suspect aliens on the Moon. In 1965, the space station JSS-3 is destroyed by a fleet of UFOs, which then begin a global siege on Earth, using rays to manipulate gravity and control the minds of men. Battle in Outer Space is one of three Honda-directed Toho genre films which has never been available on home video in America. Dr. Ahmed appears and tries to sabotage the heat ray experiments held at the meeting. [Uchu Daisenso], Toho We know it as "Battle in Outer Space". The Natal mothership launches Space Torpedoes that hit New York and San Francisco. It’s also the only one of Columbia’s three Toho releases (which also includes Mothra and The H-Man) which has yet to see a us video release. Munchkin-like aliens invade Earth full force with their flying saucers and laser weapons, rendering cities helpless. Directed by Ishirô Honda. Battle in Outer Space was acquired by Columbia Pictures, dubbed into English by Bellucci Productions, and released in U.S. theaters on July 8, 1960. Back on Earth, the world prepares for a final conflict against the Natal. Battle in Outer Space was released in Japan on 26 December 1959. Neither movie reached Godzilla-level fame, but while The Mysterians (1957) is fondly remembered (mostly due to the popular inclusion of Moguera), the more ambitious BIOS has been largely forgotten, reaching an obscurity in America roughly equal to … Toho, In 1965, the space station JSS-3 is attacked by a fleet of UFOs. A UN-connected international meeting is called at the Space Research Center in Japan. Feeling guilty, Iwamura stays behind to give covering fire, allowing the SPIP-2 to escape. Co. Ltd. Toho is the owner of all copyrights and trademarks in its respective films and characters, and all See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. The special effects are ahead of there time for 1959 and look amazing. The War in Space was originally intended to be titled "Battle in Outer Space II" and act as a sequel to Toho's 1959 film, Battle in Outer Space. Their site can be found HERE. Our story begins with a series of attacks across the world, as aliens from the planet Natarl destroy a manned satellite, then levitate a bridge, smash a boat, and flood a city by utilizing an absolute … ... Toho… As expected, this is the same commentary track that was included on the Icons of Sci-fi: Toho Collection DVD set and more recently on Sony's Battle in Outer Space Blu-ray release. Free shipping for many products! . Mill Creek again dips into exotic Japanese sci-fi fantasy, and this time scores with the desired language choices and subtitle configurations for these spectaculars from the beginning of Toho's strongest period. So in retaliation, the military heads into space to battle the menace. The acting is decent, the dubbing is passable. In the year 1965, an unknown force begins lifting objects into the sky, causing accidents. He briefly takes Etsuko hostage and warns that the Earth will soon become a colony of the planet Natal. And Battle in Outer Space is seriously bad. / Uchu daisenso (Big Space War) Starring Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai, Koreya Senda, Minoru Takada, Leonard Stanford, Harold Conway, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Hisaya Ito, Nadao Kirino, Fuyuki Murakami, Malcolm Pearce. Please support the official release. This is the price a Toho classic sci-fi pays when it doesn't toss in a giant kaiju—enormous edited-out walruses notwithstanding. Rocket Fighter Planes (based on the North American X-15 experimental rocket plane) and Atomic Heat Cannons are built to counter the invasion fleet. Battle in Outer Space was one of Toho's alien invader movies like The Mysterians and The War in Space. It’s also the only one of Columbia’s three Toho releases (which also includes Mothra and The H-Man) which has yet to see a us video release. Thus, a later-than-we-would-like review. Defense Force / Great War in Space, Millennium We know it as "Battle in Outer Space". Battle In Outer Space 1959 Blu-Ray Toho Classic Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争 Uchū Daisensō, lit. One of the earliest alien invasion flicks to come out of Japan was the pseudo-sequel to The Mysterians (1957), Battle in Outer Space (or BIOS). Up next on Toho in Space, I cover the loose sequel to The Mysterians known as Battle in Outer Space! Battle in Outer Space is one of three Honda-directed Toho genre films which has never been available on home video in America. Battle in Outer Space was one of Toho's alien invader movies like The Mysterians and The War in Space. Great Space War) is 1959 tokusatsu film produced by Toho, and a loose sequel to The Mysterians. "Battle in Outer Space" is another gem from Toho Studios. In 1965, a series of mysterious and devastating incidents are happening on Earth. Their plan is to take the war to the aliens, by having a battle in outer space... Munchkin-like aliens invade Earth full force with their flying saucers and laser weapons, rendering cities helpless. Travel back to the days before CGI, when special effects were real and the results were spectacular! However, a Natal saucer appears near the center and vaporizes him, but forensics find a tiny radio transmitter that was put in him. Toho Sci-fi Double Feature THE H MAN (1958) and BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1959) on Blu-ray From Mill Creek Entertainment. The mothership descends upon Tokyo and lays the metropolis to waste with its anti-gravity ray. It is later revealed that he has become mind controlled by the invaders. Shop Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection Mothra/The H-Man/Battle in Outer Space [3 Discs] [DVD] at Best Buy. Running Time: 90 minutes, 宇宙大戦争 They find a cave on foot and locate the Natal base in a deep crater. Battle in Outer Space 1959 / 93, 90 min. Back at the conference, it is believed that aliens might be behind the disasters and it is suggested that the Earth be prepared militarily. In response, a global council meeting is held to determine the source of the attacks. Battle in Outer Space 1959: Aliens start terrorizing Earth. With Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda. And Battle in Outer Space is seriously bad. [1][2], New York Times film critic Howard Thompson gave Battle in Outer Space a mixed, but generally positive review, stating, "The plot is absurd and is performed in dead earnest... some of the artwork is downright nifty, especially in the middle portion, when an earth rocket soars to the moon to destroy the palpitating missile base... the Japanese have opened a most amusing and beguiling bag of technical tricks, as death-dealing saucers whiz through the stratosphere... and the lunar landscape is just as pretty as it can be. Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争, Uchū Daisensō) is a 1959 Japanese science fiction film produced by Toho Studios. So in retaliation, the military heads into space to battle the menace. Space Fighter, Ishiro A promotional shot was arranged on the movie's moon set. Price Match Guarantee. [Literal translation]. of its rights are expressly reserved. Actor Ryo Ikebe uncharacteristically protested, declaring it was "just a movie" at the idea of the slow motion walk. Battle in Outer Space 1959: Aliens start terrorizing Earth. Ltd. All rights reserved. The special effects are ahead of there time for 1959 and look amazing. Both SPIPs avoid the meteors and are given a warning by the Natal not to land on the Moon, but it is ignored. . of Sci-fi: Toho Collection, Earth They then begin a global siege on the planet, using absolute zero rays to manipulate gravity. Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争, Uchū Daisensō) is a 1959 Japanese science fiction film produced by Toho Studios. Ahmed's hand is injured and he makes a run for it. He is caught trying to disable the rocket's weapons and is tied up. En route, both ships are attacked by remotely controlled meteors called 'space torpedoes'. Meanwhile, a delegate exits the building and into a courtyard, and is abducted by a red light. Free shipping for many products! Their site can be found HERE. "[3], Boxoffice magazine rated the film much more highly, hailing it a "science-fiction adventure drama on a grand scale... and spectacular special effects... can be exploited to attract the youngsters and mature action fans in huge numbers. It featured many of Toho's famous and also up and coming actresses, including: Kyoko Anzai from the film. It was the first Toho science-fiction film to be released in the U.S. without any added or deleted footage, although Akira Ifukube's score was replaced with library music in several scenes. 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