Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers (1956)
Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers (空飛ぶ円盤恐怖の襲撃 is a Soratobu Enban Kyōfu no Shūgeki)1956 tokusatsu science-fiction film produced by Kokumotsu Films. Shintoho released it to Japanese theaters on November 7, 1956. It was considered a lost film until a 16mm print sold online for ¥2.1 million in 2010. Following the sale, plans were made for a DVD release, but they have yet to manifest.
Aliens from the M87 Nebula galaxy attack cities worldwide. In order to combat the aliens, Dr. Hoshina, an authority on space science, develops the R1 rocket in secret.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Shinichi Sekizawa
- Written by Shinichi Sekizawa
- Music by Satoshi Kusakawa
- Cinematography by Takeichiro Kuroda
- Special effects by Sadao Uemura
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Tadao Takashima as Masao Hayashi
- Junko Ebata as Kaoru Hoshina
- Shigeru Amachi as Assistant Osugi
- Junji Masuda as Dr. Kuroi
- Hiroshi Sugi as Dr. Hoshina
- Taiji Tonoyama as Dr. Otsuki
Weapons, vehicles, and races
- M87 Nebula UFOs
- M87 Nebula Aliens
- R1 Rocket
- XQ Proton Destroyer
- Main article: Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers/Gallery.
- Fearful Invasion of the Flying Saucers (alternate translation, used on SciFi Japan)
- The Space Cross: Aimed at Earth!! (宇宙の十字架 地球は狙われている!!; preparatory draft title)
- Flying Saucers Aimed at Earth: Space Edition (空飛ぶ円盤 地球は狙われている 宇宙篇; final draft title)
- Japan - November 7, 1956
- This film's Japanese title bears resemblance to that of the much better-known 1956 American science fiction film Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, which was released in Japan as Mystery of the Century: Flying Saucers Attack the Earth (世紀の謎 空飛ぶ円盤地球を襲撃す. Seiki no Nazo Soratobu Enban Chikyū o Shūgekisu)
- The film is Shinichi Sekizawa's only directing credit. Previously, he was an assistant director to Hiroshi Shimizu on Children of the Great Buddha.
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