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Mysterians (1959)

Director: Inoshiro Honda     Starring: Akihiko Hirata
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40701767
UPC: 631595050288
UPC 14: 00631595050288
Rating: NR
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Aliens arrive on earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on...
Editor's Note
A classic of Japanese sci-fi, THE MYSTERIANS combines the alien invasion and kaiju (giant monster) sub-genres. When the military investigates the puzzling disappearance of an entire village, they uncover the culprit, an enormous robot. They also encounter the alien Mysterians, who have left their own decimated planet seeking asylum on Earth. All they ask is a portion of land...and some Earth women to repopulate their species! Incensed, the people of Earth declare war on the Mysterians, which leads to the revelation of the aliens' sinister secrets. However, Earth stands little chance against the technologically advanced beings unless a group of scientists can come up with a super weapon to use against them. THE MYSTERIANS was the first widescreen and color film made by the Toho studio, and was directed by Ishiro Honda, who directed many kaiju and sci-fi films, including the first GODZILLA. Among the many highlights is an acclaimed score by Akira Ifukabe.


Video Features DVD, Japanese, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Media Blasters Inc.
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/25/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1959
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 0502
Video UPC UPC: 00631595050288
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Japanese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Akihiko Hirata
Video Cast Info Kenji Sahara
Video Cast Info Yumi Shirakawa
Video Cast Info Inoshiro Honda - Director

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"Its space-age visuals and colourful design anticipate the spectacular fantasies Honda would go on to make for Toho in that decade..." 03/01/2006 p.92

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hirata,Akihiko
Product attributeLabel:   Tokyo Shock
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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