warning from space


Warning from Space (宇宙人東京に現わる) is a science fiction tokusatsu film produced by Daiei during the science-fiction boom following in the wake of the success of Toho's Godzilla (1954). Warning From Space was the first Japanese science-fiction film produced in color.

In contrast to the usual anti-nuclear message of the Japanese science-fiction film genre, Warning from Space seemingly takes the position that nuclear weapons can be put to good use. The film features one-eyed, star-shaped aliens from the planet Paira who take on human forms to warn the earth about an impending disaster.The Pairan aliens were designed by prominent avant-garde artist, Tarō Okamoto.

This film is available online as a free download.