Message from Space (1978)

Uchu kara no messeji

In this film (with a plot inspired by the epic serial Nansō Satomi Hakkenden), the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the metal skinned Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his old wretched mother (played by comic actor Hideyo Amamoto in drag) rather than the Emperor. King Kaiba sends out eight Liabe holy seeds, each to be received by a chosen one to defend against the Gavanas. Each recipient, ranging from hardened General Garuda to a renegade Gavana Prince Hans to young Terrans Meia, Kido, and Aaron all have different reactions to being chosen. At the climax there is a sword fight between Prince Hans and the evil leader. Interesting is that even though the swords look standard, when they cut it causes an electrical surge which is a unique and neat effect.


Anonymous said...

Much Thanks.

Will said...

Thank you very much. I was looking for this movie a long time ago. Do you know where can I find subtitles for this movie?
Thanks. Will