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Warning from Space or Mysterious Satellite (宇宙人東京に現わる Uchūjin Tokyo ni arawaru?, Spacemen Appear in Tokyo) is a Japanese science fiction tokusatsu film released in January 1956 by Daiei, and was the first Japanese science fiction film to be produced in color. In the film’s plot, starfish-like aliens disguised as humans travel to Earth to warn of the imminent collision of a rogue planet and Earth. As the planet rapidly accelerates toward Earth, a nuclear device is created at the last minute and destroys the approaching world.

The film, directed by Koji Shima, was one of many early Japanese monster films quickly produced after the success of Toho’s Godzilla in 1954. The film was loosely based on a novel by Gentaro Nakajima. After release, the film was met with negative reviews, with critics calling it “bizarre” and accusing it of using science fiction clichés. Warning from Space influenced many other Japanese science fiction films, such as Gorath.

Warning from Space, Japanese Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Daiei Film, Koji Shima, American International


This is the AIP-TV version of “Warning from Space” with the Titra soundtrack and greatly improved color and detail, plus no annoying frameline as seen in other public domain versions.
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