Message From Space

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Science Fiction

In this admirable offspring of the science-fiction stylings of STAR WARS and the devices of THE SEVEN SAMURAI, eight hired soldiers protect a small planet that is on the edge of doom. The film comes complete with small, talking robots and some better-than-average effects. A great debt is also paid to the spirit of Jules Verne by including a spaceship modeled...read more

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In this admirable offspring of the science-fiction stylings of STAR WARS and the devices of THE SEVEN SAMURAI, eight hired soldiers protect a small planet that is on the edge of doom. The film comes complete with small, talking robots and some better-than-average effects. A great debt is

also paid to the spirit of Jules Verne by including a spaceship modeled after 19th-century sailing vessels. With a $5 million budget it was at the time the most expensive Japanese film ever. Director Fukasaku is no stranger to high price tags, having codirected TORA, TORA, TORA.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: In this admirable offspring of the science-fiction stylings of STAR WARS and the devices of THE SEVEN SAMURAI, eight hired soldiers protect a small planet that is on the edge of doom. The film comes complete with small, talking robots and some better-than-… (more)

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