A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla. X fits comfortably into one's stoned best-bad-movie rental evening".[11]. Comparison of the film's two English dubs, Amazon.com: Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (2009) Criterion Collection, Amazon.com: The X from Outer Space (1967) Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray.com: Uchu daikaijû Girara (1967) Blu-Ray, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Dream Challenge: Godzilla Appears in Sukagawa, Rosetta the Masked Angel: Rosetta vs. Freia, Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit, The 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8, Toho Unused Special Effects Complete Collection, http://wikizilla.org/w/index.php?title=The_X_from_Outer_Space&oldid=173296, Written by   Eibi Motomochi, Moriyoshi Ishida, Kazui Nihonmatsu, Hiroshi Fujioka   as   Moon Station Correspondent A, Peggy Neal   as   Lisa (Japanese voice actor: Reiko Muto), Mike Daneen   as   Doctor Stein (Japanese voice actor: Teiji Omiya), Takanobu Hozumi   as   FAFC Technical Officer, Sonosuke Oda   as   Moon Station Correspondent B, Koji Nakada   as   Director General of the Metropolitan Police Agency, Wataru Nakajima   as   Defence Agency Director, Early drafts for the film featured gigantic monstrous plants as the antagonists, before, Special effects footage from this film was later re-used for the 1984 Japanese comedy. It was released to Japanese theaters on March 25, 1967, and to American television syndication via American International Television in 1968. When the Gamma nears the red planet, it finds a mysterious UFO that begins to coat the Gamma with unusual spores. BTW, the container which holds tiny Guilala at the end looks like a camping lamp.The worst thing about THE X FROM OUTER SPACE is the music. The spaceship AAB Gamma is dispatched from Japan to land on Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. The spore grows into a giant, lizard-like creature that is named "Guilala". McFarland. [2], The Criterion Collection released The X from Outer Space on DVD through their Eclipse label under the title When Horror Came to Shochiku. When Guilala shoots its fireballs, it looks like he's burping them out. When the Gamma nears the red planet, it finds a mysterious UFO that begins to coat the Gamma with unusual spores. And the ending, when the monster is attacked for the last time, well, I felt bad for the poor old space chicken! It's laugh out loud funny. p. 325. Use the HTML below. The whole moment when the monster destroys a building and Lisa gets trapped beneath some rubble, they make a big deal about the fact that her leg is trapped and she's in pain is priceless because soon afterwards, she walks about like nothing had happened. (1967). But the film is not all goofiness. The monster's roar was really funny to hear. When a crew of scientists returns from Mars with a sample of the space spores that contaminated their ship, the sample escapes and grows into an enormous, rampaging beaked beast. This FAQ is empty. The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. Directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu. When a crew of scientists returns from Mars with a sample of the space spores that contaminated their ship, the sample escapes and grows into an enormous, rampaging beaked beast. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo. The spaceship AAB Gamma is dispatched from Japan to the planet Mars to investigate reports of UFOs seen near the Red Planet. The X from Outer Space (宇宙大怪獣ギララ, Uchū Daikaijū Girara, lit. [10] Sight & Sound described the film as a "harebrained kaiju epic" that was "Cheesy, rich in comic non sequiturs and scored with an unpredictable mishmash of 1960s pop and bossa nova. Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan. Jeremy Lunt . View production, box office, & company info. Like someone clearing his throat. One of these spores is taken back to Earth, but begins to develop. Search for "Uchû daikaijû Girara" on Amazon.com, Title: Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. 'Giant Space Monster Guilala') is a 1967 Japanese science fiction kaiju film that was directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu and stars Eiji Okada and Toshiya Wazaki. Actor's name on the left, character played on the right. The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires. Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit, List of science fiction films of the 1960s, "Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku", "When Horror Came to Shochiku (The X from Outer Space / Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell / The Living Skeleton / Genocide)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_X_from_Outer_Space&oldid=970147952, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Guilala is finally defeated by fighter jets laden with bombs, which coat it in a substance called "Guilalalium". The X from outer space is your cliche kaiju flick trying to piggyback off of the success of Godzilla. Aside from the fun song, the actual music used when the monster attacks is basically the same thing played repeatedly over and over. It spits fireballs, feeds on nuclear fuel, turns into a flying, burning sphere, and destroys all aircraft and tanks in its path. Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.