First, the Mysterians attacked Earth. Now, the battle rages on in space! BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE is Ishiro Honda's exciting followup to 1957's THE MYSTERIANS, where Earth's mightiest nations must once again band together in order to defeat an alien threat that is attacking cities around the world from their base on the moon. It features more fantastic special effects and miniature work from Toho great Eiji Tsuburaya combined with the beautiful art designs of Akira Watanabe and another booming score by GOJIRA composer Akira Ifukube. Although BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE may lack the power and impact of THE MYSTERIANS' captivating plot, the creative special effects and huge action sequences make it a bold Science Fiction spectacle unto itself. A hint of influence can be seen in Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, specifically in the rich use of color and the way that the aliens implant their thoughts into the minds of their human hosts, while the final battle between Earth's X-15 fighters and the alien mothership might easily have shaped the attack on the Death Star found at the end of STAR WARS. Complete with death rays, laser battles, and intergalactic dogfights, BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE is an exhilarating space opera from Japan's greatest fantasy director!
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