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The Resource Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection, (DVD videorecording)

Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection
Title
Icons of sci-fi
Title remainder
Toho collection
Title variation
Toho collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • [The H-man]: Police experts investigating sordid drug dealings are stumped when crooks vanish leaving only their clothes behind. No-nonsense Inspector Tominaga (Akihiko Hirata) refuses to give credence to the radical theory of scientist Dr. Masada (Kenji Sahara): radioactivity has transformed six sailors into H-Men, liquid beings that dissolve other humans for food. Alluring nightclub singer Chikako Arai (top-billed Yumi Shirakawa, star of The Mysterians) gets involved because her boyfriend is one of the gangsters thought to have disappeared -- or been liquefied. Two sailors' tale of encountering "living liquid" monsters on a derelict ship is presented in a spooky flashback. The authorities remain unconvinced -- until the H-Men invade Chikako's nightclub, melting gangsters and detectives alike!
  • [Battle in outer space]: Agile jet-job flying saucers oppose Earth's Defense Force fighter rockets in the stratosphere, in orbit and on the dark side of the moon. After a worldwide spate of bizarre disasters -- train wrecks, flooding, etc. -- the United Nations traces the nefarious acts to alien forces called "Natalians". Twin rocket ships are launched from a Japanese space center to investigate what might be an enemy base on the lunar surface. The expedition barely escapes from flying saucers launched from Natal's base of operations, the Mother Ship. Worse, a member of the expedition has been brainwashed by the space enemies, and telepathically commanded to sabotage the UN spaceships
  • [Mothra]: A scientific team is dispatched to investigate a mysterious radioactive island thought to be uninhabited. It now supports a population of sad, reclusive natives. Dr. Sinichi Chujo (Hiroshi Koizumi) meets the tribe's tiny twin "Shobijin" fairies (Yumi & Emi Ito, aka "The Peanuts", a singing duo very popular in Japan). The tiny women communicate telepathically. Stowaway reporter Senichiro Fukuda (Frankie Sakai) befriends the fairies, but sneaky Rolisican gangster-entrepreneur Clark Nelson (Jerry Ito) secretly returns to the island, murders a number of natives and kidnaps the Shobijin to sing in a stage show back in Tokyo. Official efforts fail to force Nelson to relinquish the tiny girls. They tell Senichiro that they are sad, not for themselves, but for Tokyo: Mothra will come to their rescue. And indeed, as the natives back on Infant Island dance, a giant egg hatches an equally monstrous larval moth, which immediately sets sail for the Japanese capitol
Related
Cataloging source
HHO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • [The H-man]: Photography, Hajime Koizumi ; director of special effects, Eiji Tsuburaya ; music, Masaru Sato
  • [Battle in outer space]: Photography, Hajime Koizumi ; edting, Kazuji Taira ; Director of special effects, Eiji Tsuburaya ; music, Akira Ifukube
  • [Mothra]: Photography, Hajime Koizumi ; edting, Ichiji Taira ; music, Yuji Koseki ; director of special effects, Eiji Tsuburaya
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
  • Diaglogue in English and Japanese with English subtitles
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
  • [The H-man]: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitaro Ozawa, Koreya Senda, Mitsuru Sato
  • [Battle in outer space]: Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda, Len Stanford, Harold Conway, George Whitman, Elise Richter, Hisaya Ito, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Hiro-O Kirino, Kozo Nomura, Fuyuki Murakami
  • [Mothra]: Jelly Ito, Ken Uehara, Yumi Ito & Emi Ito (The Peanuts), Takashi Shimura, Seizaburo Kawazu, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Harata, Yoshio Kosugi, Yoshibumi Tajima, Yasushi Yamamoto, Haruya Kato, Ko Mishima, Tetsu Nakamura
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1911-1993
  • 1912-1988
  • 1910-1997
  • 1918-1997
  • 1918-1979
  • 1918-1998
  • 1936-
  • 1932-
  • 1927-1984
  • 1909-1988
  • 1904-1994
  • 1901-1970
  • 1918-2010
  • 1934-
  • 1927-2007
  • 1909-1991
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Honda, Ishirō
  • Kaijo, Hideo
  • Kimura, Takeshi
  • Tanaka, Tomoyuki
  • Sekizawa, Shinichi
  • Nakamura, Shinʼichirō
  • Fukunaga, Takehiko
  • Hotta, Yoshie
  • Horne, David D
  • Kresel, Lee
  • Shirakawa, Yumi
  • Sahara, Kenji
  • Hirata, Akihiko
  • Ozawa, Eitarō
  • Senda, Koreya
  • Sato, Mitsuru
  • Tsuburaya, Eiji
  • Ikebe, Ryō
  • Anzai, Kyōko
  • Ito, Jerry
  • Uehara, Ken
  • Peanuts (Musical group)
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Columbia Pictures Industries
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
261
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Drug traffic
  • Radiation
  • Gangsters
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Unidentified flying objects
  • Sabotage
  • Island people
  • Fairy plays
  • Kidnapping
  • Moths
  • Monsters
  • Science fiction films
  • Mothra films
  • Monster films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1959, 1960 and 1961
  • Special features: Commentaries on Battle in outer space and Mothra with authors & Japanese Sci-Fi historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • The H-man = Bijo to ekitainingen
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; original story by Hideo Kaijo ; screenplay by Takeshi Kimura ; directed by Inoshiro Honda
  • (1959, 79 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • Battle in outer space = Uchu daisenso
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; produced by Yuko Tanaka ; original story by Jotaro Okami ; screenplay by Shinichi Sekizawa ; directed by Inoshiro Honda
  • (1960, 91 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • Mothra = Mosura
  • Columbia Pictures presents ; produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shinichiro Nakamura, Takehiko Fukunaga, Yoshie Hotta ; screenplay, Shinichi Sekizawa ; English language version produced by David D. Horne, directed by Lee Kresel ; director, Inoshiro Honda
  • (1961, 91 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (261 minutes)
Isbn
9781435937987
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396279810
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
27981
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn441454982
  • (OCoLC)441454982
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1), NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1959, 1960 and 1961
  • Special features: Commentaries on Battle in outer space and Mothra with authors & Japanese Sci-Fi historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • The H-man = Bijo to ekitainingen
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; original story by Hideo Kaijo ; screenplay by Takeshi Kimura ; directed by Inoshiro Honda
  • (1959, 79 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • Battle in outer space = Uchu daisenso
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; produced by Yuko Tanaka ; original story by Jotaro Okami ; screenplay by Shinichi Sekizawa ; directed by Inoshiro Honda
  • (1960, 91 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • Mothra = Mosura
  • Columbia Pictures presents ; produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka ; original story, Shinichiro Nakamura, Takehiko Fukunaga, Yoshie Hotta ; screenplay, Shinichi Sekizawa ; English language version produced by David D. Horne, directed by Lee Kresel ; director, Inoshiro Honda
  • (1961, 91 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (261 minutes)
Isbn
9781435937987
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396279810
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
27981
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn441454982
  • (OCoLC)441454982
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1), NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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