Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure (1969)

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Konto 55: The Great
Outer Space Adventure
See alternate titles
The Japanese poster for Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure
Directed by Jun Fukuda
Producer(s) Kikumaru Okuda, Ryoji Asai,
Tadahiro Teramoto
Written by James Miki
Music by Kenjiro Hirose
Distributor Toho
Running time 72 minutes
(1 hour, 12 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1[1]
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Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure (コント55号 宇宙大冒険,   Konto Gojūgogō Uchū Daibōken) is a 1969 tokusatsu science fiction comedy film produced by Toho. It is the fourth and final entry in a series of Toho-produced films starring the comedy duo Konto 55, and the only one to employ special effects techniques. The film was released to Japanese theaters on December 20, 1969 as part of the Winter Toho Champion Festival, alongside All Monsters Attack and the anime film Star of the Giants: Go, Go, Hyuma.

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Staff

Main article: Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Jun Fukuda
  • Written by   James Miki
  • Executive producers   Kikumaru Okuda, Tadahiro Teramoto, Ryoji Asai
  • Music by   Kenjiro Hirose
  • Cinematography by   Yuzuru Aizawa
  • Edited by   Fumiko Ohashi
  • Production design by   Shigekazu Ikuno
  • 1st assistant director   Masayoshi Nemoto
  • Director of special effects   Yoichi Manoda
  • 1st assistant director of special effects   Takeharu Ikebuchi

Cast

Main article: Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure/Credits.

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Kinichi Hagimoto   as   Keima "Sa" Sakamoto, Shinsengumi warrior
  • Jiro Sakagami   as   Kaku "Se" Serizawa, imperial samurai
  • Hiroshi Kawaguchi   as   Dogma, alien from the planet Pallad
  • Noriko Takahashi   as   Kogiku, Kyoto geisha
  • Junzaburo Ban   as   Bluebeard, alien ruler
  • Oh Ranfan   as   Yang Guifei, Chinese consort
  • Emma Sugimoto   as   Cleopatra, Egyptian monarch
  • Maki Carrousel   as   Joan of Arc, French heroine
  • Yukako Honda   as   Marilyn Monroe, American actress
  • Keiko Sawai   as   Ono no Komachi, Japanese poet
  • Toru Yuri   as   Dr. Dodome, Palladian doctor
  • Bokuzen Hidari   as   Palladian military director
  • Sakae Umezu   as   Palladian physicist
  • Toshiaki Minami   as   Palladian government secretary
  • Dankichi Tanku   as   Palladian sociologist
  • Ganta Iwata   as   Palladian biologist
  • Toki Shiozawa   as   Palladian teacher
  • Keisuke Sagawa   as   Palladian TV commentator
  • Shigeru Tsujishi   as   Man who sees UFO in Kyoto
  • Keiko Ozawa, Kinuyo Sado   as   Palladian protestors
  • Setsuko Kawaguchi   as   Palladian girl
  • Midori Uchiyama, Maki Wakayama   as   Women walking in Ginza
  • Keiji Yanoma, Takao Zushi   as   Protestors in Ginza

Appearances

Characters

  • Dogma
  • Bluebeard
  • Dr. Dodome

Weapons, vehicles and races

  • Palladians
  • Palladian UFO
  • Palladian energy station
  • Kid's Meal satellite

Gallery

Main article: Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • Konto 55: Grand Outer Space Adventure (alternate translation)
  • Konto 55: The Great Space Adventure (alternate translation)
  • Konto 55: Space Adventure (alternate translation)

Video releases

Toho DVD (2006)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (mono)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special features: audio commentary by Tsutomu Sekine
  • Notes: Re-released in 2014 for the Toho DVD Cinema Fanclub

Trivia

  • The other three Konto 55 films which preceded The Great Outer Space Adventure are:
    • Konto 55: The Weakness of the Century (コント55号 世紀の大弱点,   Konto Gojūgogō Seiki no Daijakuten), released November 2, 1968
    • Konto 55: The Weakness of Humanity (コント55号 人類の大弱点,   Konto Gojūgogō Jinrui no Daijakuten), released August 13, 1969
    • Konto 55: I Am the Grandson of the Grandson of a Ninja (コント55号 俺は忍者の孫の孫,   Konto Gojūgogō Ore wa Ninja no Mago no Mago), released October 10, 1969
  • Screenwriter James Miki would go on to reuse the name of the Pallad aliens in a sci-fi segment of the 1978 anthology film, Pink Lady's Motion Picture.
  • The scenes of Planet Pallad's nuclear holocaust are composed entirely of stock footage from Dogora, The Crazy Adventure,[1] The Last War, Invasion of Astro-Monster and Latitude Zero.[2]

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Konto 55: The Great Outer Space Adventure (1969) credits

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Produced by

Kikumaru Okuda
Tadahiro Teramoto
Ryoji Asai

Screenplay by

James Miki

Photographed by

Yuzuru Aizawa

Art director

Shigekazu Ikuno

Sound recording by

Hideo Ushikubo

Lighting technician

Kazuo Shimomura

Music by

Kenjiro Hirose

Assistant director

Masayoshi Nemoto

Edited by

Fumiko Ohashi

Processing by

Tokyo Laboratory

Mixing by

Echo Studios

Production manager

Hisayuki Murakami

Special effects by

Yoichi Manoda
Mutsumi Toshima
Katsuharu Kaneko
Kazunobu Sanpei
Shoji Ogawa
Takeharu Ikebuchi

In association with

Echo Co., Ltd.

Cast

Konto 55
Kinichi Hagimoto
Jiro Sakagami
Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Noriko Takahashi
Toru Yuri
Bokuzen Hidari
Sakae Umezu
Toshiaki Minami
Maki Carrousel
Emma Sugimoto
Oh Ranfan
Yukako Honda
Toki Shiozawa
Keiko Sawai
Keisuke Sagawa
Keiji Yanoma
Takao Zushi
Shoji Abe
Konto 0
Dankichi Tanku
Ganta Iwata
Shinichiro Kamiki
Riki Harada
Haruo Kinoshita
Manabu Hirano
Kei Imai
Banjo Oura
Takanobu Kusunoki
Mika Katsuragi
Atsuko Erizu
Kikue Ono
Shigeru Tsuji
Keiko Ozawa
Hideko Ebata
Midori Uchiyama
Wakako Tanabe
Maki Wakayama
Setsuko Kawaguchi
Kinuyo Sado
Junzaburo Ban

Directed by

Jun Fukuda