Latitude Zero (1969)

Directed by Ishiro Honda Run Time: 89 minutes Tagline: Discover the incredible world of tomorrow…15 miles straight down at LATITUDE ZERO! The sci-fi world of the late 60’s saw a number of weird Anglo-Japanese mutations spring to life, like the terrifying space-born menace, The Green Slime. And just as wondrously, the 1969 fantasia about an [...]

Attack of the Monsters (1969)

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa Run Time: 82 minutes Other Titles: "Gamera vs. Guiron", "Gamera vs. the Devil-Beast Guiron" Yes, he’s back. Everybody’s favorite giant, flying, fire-breathing, child protecting, space turtle: Gamera. Created by the wild minds at Daiei Studios in an effort to cash in on Toho’s successful Godzilla series, Gamera has graced the silver [...]

Attack From Space (1964)

Directed by Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa, Koreyoshi Akasakai Written by Ichiro Miyagawa Tagline: “When evil Space Nazis from the Sapphire Galaxy seek to destroy the earth, only a Japanese man of steel in white tights can save us!” (OK, I made that up. I couldn’t find an official tagline.) Run Time: 76 minutes 1957 was a [...]

Time of the Apes (1987)

Directed by Kiyo Sumi Fukazawa, Atsuo Okunaka Written by Sakyo Komatsu, Kouji Tonaka Run Time: 97 min “No!…I don’t wanna be killed by a monkey!”- Johnny Imagine yourself as a child at the zoo. The summer sun is high in the sky, the roars and cries of the animals fill the air, you’re eating ice [...]

Fugitive Alien 2: Star Force (1986)

Directed by Minoru Kanaya Written by Keiichi Abe Run Time: 75 min Rocky:"It’s not going to be easy, getting into this place." Ken:"How will we do it?" Rocky:"Easy!" Man, oh, man. When will I learn to stay away from Sandy Frank productions? Worse yet, I’ve seen the first Fugitive Alien, so I knew what I [...]

Fugitive Alien (1986)

Directed by Minoru Kanaya Written by Keiichit Abe Tagline: "Marauding Wolf Raiders in Space Chase to the Death!" Run Time: 102 min “Captain…I think this is one mission where you’re not going to need whisky for excitement!”- Tammy After my previous experience with a Sandy Frank production, namely "Time of the Apes", you would think [...]

Destroy All Planets (1968)

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa Run Time: 75 minutes NOTE: This review assumes that you are already familiar with Gamera, the gigantic, flying, fire-breathing turtle. If that concept is new to you and makes you uneasy, or the thought of giant turtles battling giant squid-birds frightens you, then you should skip this review. OK, fine. In [...]