Sunday, November 30, 2008

THE MYSTERIANS / Toho Studios - 1959 / Music by Akira Ifukube

Well, two weeks ago I posted RODAN, so, what the heck, tonight I'll post the next awesome Toho movie... THE MYSTERIANS!! And, check out this great French poster!

The original title is Chikyû Bôeigun and was released in Japan in 1957.

And, again, Mr. Akira Ifukube does a fantastic job with the music, and, you know something big and weird is coming your way by the sound of it!!.. Here's tonight's offering... THE MYSTERIOUS MYSTERIANS! Oh, and... HEY!!

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Everyone was having a pretty bitchin' time at the celebration...

Until something 'not right' seemed to be going on over yonder!

So, the 'alarm' is sounded and everyone goes to the shoreline to get a good look at the ominous scene! Then... BOOM!!

Soon thereafter, this crazy looking giant robot shows up and starts pummelling anything that gets in it's way!

The robot shoots out electric rays that toasts civilians, towns and the armies trying to defend against the metal monster.

Finally, the Earth receives a message from space, aliens called 'The Mysterians' are here to breed with Earth women in order to save their dwindling civilization! Earth can go along peacefully, OR!..

Army tanks keep an eye on the Mysterians while they install their underground base of operations.

Leaders from Earth are invited to converse with aliens about a peaceful surrender. But, Earth has only one choice. They have to come up with a way to...

Destroy The Mysterians!!

3 comments:

Greg Goodsell said...

I too, have insisted that earth girls marry me because I have so much Strontium 90 in my bones, but to no avail -----

paulbrazill said...

Great site!

buzz said...

This is a really cool movie, with a pretty hefty budget (a rareity for sci-fi films in the late 50s/early 60s when producers thot "the cheaper the better"). It's really cool to watch this in a double feature with BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE as the following feature since that film is almost a sequel to THE MYSTERIANS.

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