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The Mysterians

The Mysterians PG rating

The team behind Godzilla (1954) reunites for Toho’s first colour widescreen sci-fi, an arresting spectacle about the arrival of an alien race and their giant, destructive robot.

Science Fiction 1957 85 mins

Director: Ishiro Honda

Overview

The appearance of a giant destructive robot near Mount Fuji heralds the arrival of the Mysterians, an extra-terrestrial race from a planet destroyed by nuclear war. A group of scientists accept a request to meet the visitors at their dome-like base, but soon discover that the aliens’ intentions are far from benign.

The creative team behind Godzilla (1954) was reunited for Toho’s first colour widescreen sci-fi, an arresting and vibrant vision of futuristic warfare and a cautionary tale for the atomic age.