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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Mysterians (1957)

A festival, what should be a time of joy for all concerned, is interrupted by a mysterious fire, followed not long afterwards by an earthquake. The quiet little mountain village is about to lose the quiet part of its nature.
It’s an alien invasion film from Toho that once again paired director Ishirô Honda’s imagery with the sounds of master musician Akira Ifukube, both of whom had worked on the first Godzilla (1954) film. It has a kaijū of its own for a while, but mostly it’s a regular sci-fi film with special effects that are really amazing for the era. Not just in the scale model work. The props and set dressings inside the spacey dome are also top quality.

3 invitations by name out of 5

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