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Warning from Space (U)

Original poster from Warning from Space

When a group of friendly aliens visit Earth to warn humans of a galactic threat, they disguise themselves as starfish-like creatures in order to gain the trust of humans. 

Part of the wave of monster films produced in Japan after the success of Godzilla, Warning from Space is a brilliantly weird piece of vintage Japanese sci-fi.

The film opens with a group of bizarre, starfish-shaped aliens discussing how to warn humans about impending disaster – a rogue planet is hurtling towards earth. Meanwhile, a physician Dr Matsuda works on a nuclear formula – a formula that could create the device required to stop the rogue planet from colliding with the world.

One of the films that inspired Stanley Kubrick in his creation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warning from Space is a classic example of tokusatsu cinema, a special effects-heavy sub-genre of Japanese film.

Japan 1956 Dir Koji Shima 87 min

Tagged with: Cinema Sci-fi Sundays

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