The X from Outer Space The X from Outer Space
  • Japan
  • 1967
  • 88 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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When a crew of scientists returns from Mars with a sample of the space spores that contaminated their ship, they inadvertently bring about a nightmarish earth invasion. After one of the spores is analyzed in a lab, it escapes, eventually growing into an enormous, rampaging beaked beast. An intergalactic monster movie from longtime Shochiku stable director Kazui Nihonmatsu, The X from Outer Space was the first in the studio’s short but memorable cycle of horror pictures.

Cast

Captain SanoShunya Wazaki
MichikoItoko Harada
MiyamotoShinichi Yanagisawa
Dr. ShiodaKeisuke Sonoi
Dr. KatoEiji Okada
LisaPeggy Neal
Dr. BermanFranz Gruber
Dr. SteinMike Daneen

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