Saturday, November 01, 2008

Movie of the Week: The Mysterians!

Here's the movie trailer for this week's Movie of the Week...



And here's a different one!



Here's a scene from the movie:



What else is it about? Well, Wikipedia's entry for the plot is pretty thin... "Scientifically advanced wanderers from the destroyed planet Mysteroid request a patch of land on Earth and the right to marry earthling women. After a demonstration of their destructive abilities from the help of their giant robot Moguera, mankind must decide whether to capitulate or to resist." And I'd imagine that you get that from the three clips above!

Here's a slideshow of stuff I've collected for this movie, which I really should see one of these days!


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3 comments:

  1. let's see now... the FIRST Toho film that featured aliens that tried to take over the word, something which became much more common (even in the Godzilla films)

    The aliens, known as the Mysterians, appear on earth in 1957. Following them arriving, a number of disasters happen around Mount Fuji, including the attack of Moguera, a Robotic Kaiju. The Mysterian leader mets with five top scientists to reveal there history and say how peaceful they are. He says the Mysterians are from a planet called Mysteroid which was between Mars and Jupiter, however, a Muclear war destoried their planet turning it into the Asteroid Belt. The ones that surrived started to live on Mars but they were mutating. They found out about earth when they started to claim Mars as there own. They wanted some land on Earth and the right to marry earthling women. But it turns out they have been planning things for a long time to attack the earth, the kidnapped women from earth and open war was declared! But the Earth forces were no match for the Mysterians.

    i think the rest of the story can be gotten from watching the film.. i don't like to give away the complete film ^_^ Needless to say, Mogera was remade for the Heisei series and battled Godzilla in 'Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla', for which the name was changed so that it meant 'Mobile Operation Godzilla Expert Robot Aero-type'.

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  2. I just picked up the DVD of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In one of the special features interviews, Steven Spielberg mentions that he wanted the new film's title to be Indiana Jones and the Mysterians.

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  3. Manic Man - Thanks for the info!

    Dash - Wow, the images that title conjures up in my mind...

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