Tuesday , 22 January 2019
Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)

Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)

Uchu Kaisokusen (宇宙快速船 Space Hypership?), known as Invasion of the Neptune Men in the United States, is a tokusatsu SF/superhero film produced by Toei Company Ltd. (as “New Toei”) in 1961. The movie starred then 22-year old Sonny Chiba as the intergalactic superhero Iron Sharp. As of 2008, this is the only appearance of Iron Sharp (who’s dressed in silver tights, helmet, cape, carries a ray gun and rides a car-like rocketship), who is called “Space Chief” in the US version. In either case, this film is similar to many a show in the Toei Superhero genre from the same period, like Planet Prince (Toei’s movie version).

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