Icons Of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection
A trio of films from renowned Japanese sci-fi master Ishiro Honda is included in this three-disc set. First, fallout from hydrogen bomb tests is turning people into blobs of oozing, radioactive green goop that travel through sewers and have a taste for human flesh, in "The H-Man" (1958). Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata star. Next, it's a "Battle In Outer Space" (1959) when all the world's super powers put their differences aside and unite to fight a common enemy: an invasion of Earth launched by a race of diminutive aliens. Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai star. And, in "Mothra" (1961), explorers on a remote Pacific island find a huge egg and two tiny native girls that they bring back to Japan where the egg hatches a giant moth larva that threatens all of Tokyo. With Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, and Emi a nd Yumi Ito (aka the vocal group "The Peanuts"). 4 2/3 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Japanese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary. In Japanese with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Ishiro Honda
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Yumi Shirakawa, Franky Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa, Emi Ito, Eitaro Ozawa, Yumi Ito, Koreya Senda, Jerry Ito, Mitsuru Sato, Ken Uehara, Takashi Shimura, Seizaburo Kawazu, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yoshio Kosugi, Yoshifumi Tajima, Tetsu Nakamura