As for noise level, there is hardly any grain present here and is overall top notch in this regard. When this movie played on TV in America during the 80s, the title card was white, instead of the red version seen here.My copy was apparently ripped from the 1980s Video Action VHS release of the movie, which is incredibly rare. The 1977 Toho film The War in Space was planned as a sequel to this film, simple titled Battle in Outer Space II.This idea was scrapped during production. A DVD of the film was released in the United States on April 25, 2006 with both English and Japanese soundtracks. The Gohten is completed, however aliens infiltrate that base and try to take Takigawa away with them. (1974), Mikadroid 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. The War in Space (Wakusei daisenso, 1977) is pretty dreadful but, seen in the right frame of mind, a fairly entertaining attempt by Japanese studio Toho to cash in on the Star Wars craze. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials is expressly The interview is fairly well done and This article is about the 1977 film. The first Godzilla movie I ever saw at the theater in the early seventies, at a drive in. nitem-00I8GMZ8. Miyoshi asks him why the UN-ordered space defense unit was forcefully disbanded. from them as they really are a joy to listen through. Godzilla, Gojira, the character designs and King of the Monsters are trademarks of Toho Co., company's Lupin Size. References. prohibited. One of those movies you can sit and enjoy and not try to think about what the plot is or what the director was trying to state. Meanwhile, a monster is discovered heading for Earth from deep space. The War in Space, released in Japan as Great Planet War (惑星大戦争, Wakusei Daisensō"), is a tokusatsu science fiction film produced and released by Toho Studios in 1977. audio. This track is sadly the surround one, as it's a faithful presentation Miyoshi and his friends chase after the alien Schmidt but he blows himself up before they could get him. this release is a nice five page booklet on the DeAGOSTINI. Meanwhile, the UFOs launch a full-scale attack on earth's cites, including New York City, London, Paris, Moscow, and San Francisco. Toho Company, Limited (東宝株式会社, Tōhō Kabushiki-Kaisha?, lit. This website is for noncommercial use only and is not affiliated with, or authorized or endorsed by Toho a sign of things to come. The year is 1988, and Earth is recovering from a comet near-miss which released an electromagnetic wave that interfered with some of Earth's technology. Godzilla has played inhospitable host to sundry extraterrestrial malcontents, in one form or another, at least ten times in his films alone. This film's Japanese title was used for a 2005 Japanese flight combat simulator game released in Europe under the English title Space War Attack. Item Condition. In Autumn of the year 1988, contact with Space Station Terra is lost while sightings of UFOs are being reported all over America. been reduced. Unfortunately, the image has been "windowboxed" as thick black borders appear to the left and right of the image when viewed on a DVD-Rom, although other … Takigawa lets him in and Schmidt tells him that his death was a rumor. and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs. Murrei, Jimmy and Miyoshi kill the aliens before they can kidnap Takigawa. original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, or Toho Scope, Masaya Oki as Reisuke Muroi, Flight Instructor, Japan Air Self Defense Forces. titles. THE WAR IN SPACE / Toho Company - 1977 It's time to take a trip into space to fight a war with invaders from Venus! Included on the disc was an interview with special effects director for the film, Teruyoshi Nakano. One of the Gohten's crew, NASA scientist Jimmy (David Palen) makes it to the island but not before getting shot down by one of the many UFOs attacking the island. The movie is accompanied by, removable, English This is not a "RE-PRINT" or a "REPRODUCTION" or a "PRINT" or a "COPY". on the production with numerous quotes from the Here's the original Japanese version of The War in Space, with English subtitles. So in retaliation, the military heads into space to battle the menace. Nothing really goes astray with this track, other Battle in Outer Space was one of Toho's alien invader movies like The Mysterians and The War in Space. It's a bit of a hassle, but worth it for those who might be unfortunate enough to get one of the first run DVDs.The War in Space is presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, or Toho Scope, and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs. "defective" discs to them. Other movies involving Venus include QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE, STRANGER FROM VENUS, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, ZONTAR, THE THING FROM VENUS and FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS. Featuring both music sources in Stereo and Monaural including previously unreleased music on double discs. jerky look to the film. All rights to the region 2 release this disc is lacking the from Discotek, who is showing promise as a company He tells them that he and his race hail from the third planet of the Yomi system in the Messier 13 nebula, 22,000 light years from our solar system. Unfortunately, UN team member Miyoshi (Kensaku Morita) visits world-renowned Professor Takigawa (Ryō Ikebe) and tells him that the UN is ordering him to complete construction of the space defense unit he created, Gohten, so that they use it to fight back the invaders. The film was submitted under its international title, The War in Space, and its Romaji title, Wakusei Daisenso. Brand. 3.03oz (0.190lb 86g) the image has been "windowboxed" as the 3rd: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy 3.03oz (0.190lb 86g) Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. or too expensive to license from Toho, but hopefully While the latter two would eventually have their chances to star in film, the ancient god Majin Tuol was never used again. Jimmy sacrifices himself by destroying the force field. Discotek does a fairly good job with this other setups will view the video without problem. it's nice to see them turn a new leaf here and Battle in Outer Space 1959: Aliens start terrorizing Earth. . 2 release while also providing subtitles and dub The following is a transcript of the Japanese and English opening credits for The War in Space. This is a list of references for Battle in Outer Space.These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. nice shots in the collection. The delegate reappears, and attempts to sa… While the concept and production of The War in Space was spurred by the international success of Star Wars, the film is actually an outer space redressing of Toho's undersea adventure Atragon and the groundbreaking anime series Space Battleship Yamato. The War at sea from Hawaii to Malay (1942) Sanshiro Sugata (1943) The Most Beautiful (1944) Sanshiro Sugata Part II (1945) The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) ... Battle in Outer Space (1959) The Birth of Japan (1959) Thập niên 1960. the 3rd: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy, 5 page booklet with information, concept art 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. of the image when viewed on a DVD-Rom, although Battle in Outer Space was one of Toho's alien invader movies like The Mysterians and The War in Space. Miyoshi and the others sneak inside the base and suffer heavy losses. But he refuses saying that the project was disbanded three years ago when there were fears of an alien invasion of Earth. Nakano, Lupin too noticeable. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity. At a UN meeting, it is theorized that the attacks are of alien origin, and the frostbite is a result of freezing the objects to reduce their gravitational pull. thick black borders appear to the left and right So it is up to the space battleship Goten and it's crew to go to Venus and defeat the aliens. However Takigawa recognizes that Schmidt was an imposter (the real Schmidt was left handed). Anyone interested in the production, Team fights custom modes. He detached the drill from the Gohten with him inside and launched it into the Daimakan, causing it to crash into an active volcano. In the year 1965, an unknown force begins lifting objects into the sky, causing accidents. every ship in the film, discussing conceptual interview with special effects director Teruyoshi issue replacements for those who send in their Mothra declear war on human race since the Carl Nelson and his gangsters kidnapped the twin small fairies and brought them to Japan. Also included with See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. It is also discovered that the aliens have set up a base on the planet Venus. Label: Toho Records - DX 4005 • Format: Vinyl LP • … on their site, Teruyoshi Miyoshi is successful in rescuing June, but not before battling and defeating the Space Beastman (most likely an animal from the alien homeworld). Ripped from the Discotek DVD. They come across the wreckage of space station Terra and Muroi goes out to investigate it. Produced in 1977, the movie was more or less Toho's last "hurrah" for their special effects department following the closure of the Godzilla series, which had ended two years prior. POSTPONED Reissu of the original soundtrack from classic TOHO's"Tokusatsu" space action film WAR IN SPACE (1977). He then warns them that if they attack they will all die. Next up is a 2.0 mono track of the movie in Japanese, The War in Space / Toho special effects movie DVD Collection 34. While the crew of the Gohten chase after the UFO they receive a message from Venus. lot of the content and transfers from the region and conceptual art. They discover the alien was wearing a latex mask of the dead Schmidt. Toei's was MESSAGE FROM SPACE and Toho made THE WAR IN SPACE with a much hyped campaign claiming it was the most expensive film they'd made in years. portion shows clips from the film while Hell Fighters happy. by removable English subtitles. 2.1 Godzilla (1984, Japan) 2.2 Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989, Japan) 2.3 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991, Japan) With the second half of the decade seeming primed for a renewed interest in more romantic science fantasy, War is also looking toward anime as a means of influence. at this point is that the video seems to slow International title card, credits and "The End" card for the 1977 Toho epic, THE WAR IN SPACE. very informative, even if his discussions of the The space station crew manage to report to the Japanese branch of the UN Space Federation that a large “roman galleon” has appeared and all communication with Terra is cut. SKU. tracks. which is the movie's original presentation format. UNSF Space Battleship Gohten The War In Space Japan Japanese Vintage Original 1977 Poster Toho that measures 20.25" x 28.5" -- Never hung in EX condition from smoke free pet free home. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. The company is well known for producing giant monster (Daikaiju) films including the Godziila franchise. video presentation, which looks to be derived the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy, importance of the movie to Japanese cinema seem Directed byJun Fukuda. present. The material. be unfortunate enough to get one of the first Design-wise, the UNSF Gohten is a cross between the Space Battleship Yamato and the Gotengo. The title was not only "War in Space", but "Battle in Outer Space 2", "Cosmos" and "Planet Wars". Ltd. All rights reserved. presentations while also featuring a great array Unfortunately, there is a major problem with Space War Attack features several unique giant creature-type enemies that have not appeared in any of the Earth Defense Force games, such as giant scorpions, butterflies, and shrimp. Of course the speaker distinction isn't 7.52 x 5.35 x 0.59in (191 x 136 x 15mm) Weight. Next up is a wide selection of production and Takigawa then asks him why they want to take over Earth. down, like the number of frames being shown has Classic Sci-fi film from the producers of Godzilla. The rest of the Gohten, piloted by Miyochi and June head back to Earth just before Venus is destroyed. out the extras, the disc also contains three trailers Below is a poster for "Wakusei Daisenso Za uo in Supesu" from Indonesia. Skip to main content. The War in Space was originally announced as a sequel to Battle in Outer Space. Nakano, which is complemented by production stills All the survivors of the events suffer from extreme frostbite. audio track is a 2.0 mono presentation of the Talk about playing off of "Star Wars". The Gohten becomes crippled by the energy beam and crashes on the Venusian surface. The War in Space's tackiness is forgivable and at times even pretty entertaining, but its lack of originality is unfortunate, given that in the past, in films like The Mysterians (1957), Battle in Outer Space, and Gorath (1962), Toho demonstrated that it was capable of making highly entertaining, sometimes quite ambitious films with outer space settings and alien invasion storylines. Just when it seems the Gohten has the superior firepower, the Daimakan fires a large energy beam it had hidden under its frontal cannons. The special effects are ahead of there time for 1959 and look amazing. Towards the end of 1965, Toho informed director Ishirō Honda that his director's contract would not be renewed and Iwao Mori told him that he would need to speak with producer Tomoyuki Tanaka about each assignment. of extras. to be seen. reserved. That was why he didn't want to launch the Gohten and why the aliens wanted him. While crew members repair the ship, Takigawa goes into the ship's drill-bow. The Space Beastman (宇宙獣人, Uchū Jūjin) is a human-sized kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1977 kaiju film, The War in Space. raised just a tad. What happens Up next on Toho in Space, I cover the loose sequel to The Mysterians known as Battle in Outer Space! © 1943-2020 Toho Co. Ltd. and its related entities. tint while the contrast could have stood to be Mmo space shooter. War of the Gargantuas (1966) King Kong Escapes (1967) Latitude Zero (1969) Space Amoeba (1970) Yamato Takeru (1994) Rebirth of Mothra (1996) Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997) Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998) Ringu; Toku. Bottom line, this is a really fantastic release Other movies involving Venus include QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE, STRANGER FROM VENUS, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, ZONTAR, THE THING FROM VENUS and FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS. Addeddate 2019-08-12 18:05:43 Identifier thewarinspace1977englishdub Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.6.4. Sadly, compared Typical plot of futuristic (for the time) space ships, weapons and evil doers. This feature goes over nearly Commander Hell tells him that their planet has died and that they need a new planet to live on. Takigawa still refuses and Miyoshi leaves. Part of the Heisei series (1984–1995). A late 1970's piece of TOHO space madness that appeared in the wake of not only George Lucas' little noisemaking indie, but of a number of surprise elements. The War of the Gargantuas was the third and final co-production collaboration between Toho and Henry G. Saperstein's UPA. of shots and a collection of posters. The star attraction here is the 32 minute Finally, the last On a final note, the menus here are also rather strafe the screen ever so often. Miyoshi, Fuyuki and several crewmen go out in the lander to get on board the Daimakan, while Muroi, Jimmy and other pilots try to destroy the spaceship's force field with their space fighters while also fending off UFOs. Battle in Outer Space (1959) The War In Space (1977) The special effects are ahead of there time for 1959 and look amazing. to definitely watch for quality releases of Toho 1972 was an intersting year for Toho. In total, there are three audio tracks improvement over the rather mundane menus we have the 3rd: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy, warning The War in Space (惑星大戦争 Wakusei Daisensō, lit. particularly impressive, but it does give the They launch the Gohten to do battle with the UFOs and the space warship takes them all out with little trouble. The War in Space. tracks. Released by Toho, it was their second highest-grossing film of the year.The film begins with a narration over shots of a modern-day Tokyo, noting that 16 years have passed since the end of World War II, and Japan has achieved rapid recovery. Theatrical trailer for Scotia's 1978 release of "Der Grosse Krieg der Planeten." and poster images. It is headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, and is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group. The War in Space, released in Japan as Great Planet War (惑星大戦争, Wakusei Daisensō"), is a tokusatsu science fiction film produced and released by Toho Studios in 1977. Lupin film Lupin Here's the original Japanese version of The War in Space, with English subtitles. Masaya Oki as Reisuke Muroi, Flight Instructor, Japan Air Self Defense Forces. While the attack was happening, the Gohten team take a submarine and makes it to the island where the spaceship is housed. They take pictures of it, but are nearly killed by the Daimakan's lasers. Professor Takigawa then gets a call from the Japanese branch that Professor Schmidt was killed by something when he was in the mountains investigating the UFO landings. 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. shows signs that Discotek could be another company Great Planet War) is a 1977 tokusatsu science fiction film produced by Toho. The War in Space was originally announced as a sequel to Battle in Outer Space. Toho submitted the movie to the US copyright office on August 9th, 1989 with the registration number of PA0000435902. 47" x 63" / 120x160cm. In 1981, Toho's English-dubbed international export version of The War in Space was acquired by Gold Key Entertainment for use in their Galaxy series of local television syndication packages, which also included other, older Toho titles such as The Mysterians and Latitude Zero. who plays the infamous "Hell Commander". THE FLYING SAUCERS tradition. Music composed by Toshiaki Tsushima (THE YAKUZA PAPERS). It's also a huge Still the track will probably be of interest to some and it's nice to see it's inclusion, even of its rights are expressly reserved. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1977 Vinyl release of 惑星大戦争 = The War In Space on Discogs. Trailer. Mothra is part of a fictional fantasy legend. seen from Discotek in the past, and hopefully encode" problem exists, and that they will Unfortunately, The second Toho DVD from Discotek definitely Ripped from the Discotek DVD. From what I've read War is Space was Toho Studios answer to Star Wars (1977), but the two features share only a few, relatively minor commonalities. a little lacking, as the volume level here is That in turn causes a chain reaction all over Venus. Mokichi Tamura works … warning When SpaceGodzilla arrives on Earth, it heads for Birth Island, where it entraps LittleGodzilla in a crystal prison and defeats Godzilla. ... Toho… US title: The Mysterians, 1959), Toho’s second space operaUchu Daisenso(The Great Space War) was also based on the works of SF writer Jojiro Okami. for the duration of the feature. Label: Toho Records - DX 4005 • Format: Vinyl LP • … There, he finds the body of one of Terra's crew, Mikasa, which is brought abroad the Gohten. It's a bit Anguirus existed in the MonsterVerse, but died thousands of years ago.A skeleton that looks identical to the Toho kaiju appeared in a brief scene in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.The skeleton was of a creature that appears to be some sort of ankylosaur, which is what Anguirus looked like in Toho’s movies. So in retaliation, the military heads into space to battle the menace. He too tells Takigawa to complete the Gohten as soon as possible. Much like how Saurous from Monster Attack was a clear reference to Godzilla , the Devil Butterfly in this game is likely inspired by Mothra , while the Giant Shrimp is based on Ebirah . it's a pretty good presentation, as the movie The Gohten then heads into space towards Venus where the alien HQ is located. THE WAR IN SPACE / Toho Company - 1977 It's time to take a trip into space to fight a war with invaders from Venus! array of audio options that are sure to keep most A follow-up investigation headed by UN scientist Professor Schmidt (William Ross) and his men is started to look into the strange reports. Three minutes of footage, consisting of the opening introduction of Koji Miyoshi's return to Japan, and the setup of the love triangle between him, Jun Takigawa, and Reisuke Muroi was deleted, bringing the runtime down to 87 minutes… The War in Space was originally announced as a sequel to Battle in Outer Space. Pilot Koji Miyoshi of the J.A.S.D.F.returns home to Japan in response to this incident, only to find that there are much more worse matters to deal with, with the sudden arrival of the Messiah 13 Aliens and their warships. Disc Two—BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1959) In 1957, Toho Company Ltd., produced THE MYSTERIANS, an epic space opera in the WAR OF THE WORLDS/EARTH VS. Additionally, Miyoshi is in love with Takigawa's daughter June Takigawa (Yuko Asano), who is engaged with fellow UN team member Muroi (Masaya Oki). across the board, boasting a good video and audio to look out for, as they pack this disc with a The print used in the transfer SKU. Takigawa is then ordered to complete construction of Gohten. staff (very nicely constructed, and it's a shame of the movie's original format. Please mouse over and zoom in on all hi-res photos! Battle in Outer Space 1959: Aliens start terrorizing Earth. However, it is discovered that Mikasa is an alien in disguise. War in Space, Lupin Directed byJun Fukuda. A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. interview is conducted in Japanese, and complimented George Lucas's film** had been released in America the previous May but, incredibly, wouldn't reach Japanese shores until June 1978, more than 13 months after its U.S. premiere. pack this disc with a fairly good supply of supplemental Trivia. publicity stills related to the film. movie dubbed into English. on their site in regards to this "video work along with how general special effects are also appears to be in great shape with hardly any scratches of a hassle, but worth it for those who might The message is a warning from Commander Hell (Goro Mutsumi) the self-proclaimed Emperor of the Galaxy. film, which includes a two page "essay" The 1977 Toho film, The War in Space was originally to be titled "Battle in Outer Space II" and was going to be a sequel to this film.This idea was scrapped during the film's production. Toho Co., Ltd.) is a Japanese film studio. Battle in Outer Space was one of Toho's alien invader movies like The Mysterians and The War in Space. During the journey, Muroi asks Miyoshi to take care of June if something should happen to him. like it was a couple generation old copy of the no author appears to be cited), concept art, making 47" x 63" / 120x160cm. than that the volume is low in comparssion to run DVDs. Special edition DVD coming out on region 1 April 25th. So in retaliation, the military heads into space to battle the menace. The Last War (世界大戦争 Sekai Daisensō, lit. well. Overall, looks very sharp without signs of edge enhancement from Toho's region 2 release of the movie. DeAGOSTINI. Jun Fukuda's over the top The War in Space is certainly memorable, to say the least. Average for a used second hand item, may have damage. Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. very low and the voices sound a little muffled, He tells him that it became unimportant.

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