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Prince of Space (1959)

Yûsei ôji (original title)
When an alien force tries to invade Earth to steal a powerful new rocket fuel, a mysterious hero intervenes.

Director:

Eijirô Wakabayashi (as E. Wakabayashi)

Writers:

Masaru Igami (story), Shin Morita
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuo Umemiya Tatsuo Umemiya ... Yûsei ôji / Waku-san (as Tatsuo Unemiya)
Hiroko Mine Hiroko Mine ... Sachko Shibasaki
Takashi Kanda Takashi Kanda ... Inspector Takeda
Ushio Skashi Ushio Skashi ... Dr. Maki
Ken Hasebe Ken Hasebe ... Newsreporter Tabei
Junji Masuda ... Colonel Watanabe
Jôji Oka Jôji Oka ... Ambassador Maboroshi / Maboroshi taishi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Asami Akira Asami ... Dr. Maki's Son Ichirô , the boy
Rikiya Iwaki Rikiya Iwaki ... Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M2 (as Riki Iwaki)
Akira Katayama Akira Katayama ... Doctor Naitô
Yûji Kitamine Yûji Kitamine ... Newsreporter A
Kôji Komori Kôji Komori ... Makoto - Shoeshine Boy
Tokio Kozuka Tokio Kozuka ... Tsunoda
Hiroshi Mihara Hiroshi Mihara ... Ambassador Maboroshi's Henchman M10
Tadashi Minamikawa Tadashi Minamikawa ... Major Munakata
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Storyline

A Group of space men from the planet Krankor who resemble chickens are led by their leader, Phantom to invade Earth. But a strange superhero named Prince of Space (actually a bootblack in disguise) arrives to defeat the spacemen. Although the weapons of the aliens cannot harm the Prince of Space, the Phantom continues to fight, and many plot twists (including capturing a group of elderly scientists) ensue. Watch out for the Giant! Written by Tim Fox <foxagency@accs.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invaders from the Spaceship See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company, Toei Tokyo See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (part 1) | (part 2)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It is mentioned that Krankor is around 500,000 miles from Earth. This would mean that the planet is only about twice as far from Earth as the Moon and tens of millions of miles closer than Venus or Mars. Thus, Krankor would be the closest planet to Earth in our solar system. See more »

Goofs

At 8:25, when the ship from Krancor arrives and it passes by the tower, its shadow can be seen on the matte painting of the background sky. See more »

Quotes

Phantom of Krankor: I am the Phantom of Krankor. Ha ha ha ha.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) See more »

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Man. So horrible, it's worth the watch.
27 July 2005 | by DJEDI296-1See all my reviews

I saw this on Mystery Science Theatre 3000. I've never laughed so hard in my life, and that's no exaggeration. This is 110% cheese, at it's very best. The overdubbing of English voices is hilarious. Everything about this movie is ridiculous, from the cheesy makeup, to the cheesy laughs, to the same lines used over....and over....and over. And I thought my eardrums were going to bleed after hearing that horrible 'spaceship' sound effect used nearly 1000 times throughout the film. This movie is so bad, it's hilarious. I was able to catch this on MST3K, and they do a wonderful job of just ripping it a new one. The children in this movie are so...so robotic. Horribly amusing. Or maybe just amusingly horrible. You be the judge.

Give it a watch.


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