Mysterians

The Mysterians

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Director: Ishiro Honda, Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi

Cast: Ishiro Honda, Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi

     
 
Ishiro Honda's The Mysterians has arrived on DVD from Media Blasters in a beautifully transferred edition, at its full anamorphic aspect ratio of 2.35:1, with a glowing, deep, rich image, excellent sound (especially the Japanese mono track), a selection of languages (including English and Spanish), and subtitles. The movie has been given a more than adequate 16

Overview

Ishiro Honda's The Mysterians has arrived on DVD from Media Blasters in a beautifully transferred edition, at its full anamorphic aspect ratio of 2.35:1, with a glowing, deep, rich image, excellent sound (especially the Japanese mono track), a selection of languages (including English and Spanish), and subtitles. The movie has been given a more than adequate 16 chapters and comes with two significant bonus features, the first a selection of trailers (including the one for this movie, and one for Attack of the Mushroom People), in Japanese; and a movie-length commentary track in Japanese (with subtitles) by special effects specialists Koichi Kawakita and Shinji Higuchi, who range freely across the history of Toho and its sci-fi/fantasy movies as well as their own memories of working there, and the astonishing quality of the movie at hand, even with its nearly 50-year-old special effects. The disc opens automatically to a multi-layered menu that's very easy to maneuver around.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
UPC:
0631595050288
Original Release:
1957
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tokyo Shock
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Original trailer; Photo gallery; Storyboards; Audio commentary with Koichi Kawakita and Shinji Higuchi

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenji Sahara Joji Atsumi
Yumi Shirakawa Etsuko Shiraishi
Momoko Kochi Hiroko
Akihiko Hirata Ryoichi Schiraishi
Susumu Fujita Cmdr. Morita
Hisaya Ito Capt. Seki
Yoshio Kosugi Cmdr. Sugimoto
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Kawanami
Minosuke Yamada Gen. Hamamoto
Harold Conway Actor
Haruo Nakajima Mogera
Takashi Shimura Dr. Adachi

Technical Credits
Ishiro Honda Director
Akira Ifukube Score Composer
Takeshi Kimura Screenwriter
Hajime Koizumi Cinematographer
Carlos Montalban Producer
Peter Riethof Producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Eiji Tsuburaya Producer,Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [4:54]
2. Chapter 2 [4:31]
3. Chapter 3 [6:04]
4. Chapter 4 [3:46]
5. Chapter 5 [4:04]
6. Chapter 6 [6:27]
7. Chapter 7 [6:17]
8. Chapter 8 [4:53]
9. Chapter 9 [6:01]
10. Chapter 10 [7:24]
11. Chapter 11 [6:39]
12. Chapter 12 [4:55]
13. Chapter 13 [6:53]
14. Chapter 14 [5:22]
15. Chapter 15 [7:30]
16. Chapter 16 [2:40]

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The Mysterians 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Mysterians in a great example of Toho's sci-fi work. I believe it was the first in that genre that Toho produced in color, and features a sensational soundtrack by Akira Ifukube. The film shows its age with some occasional problems like small and excessive speckles on the screen, but it's not a big deal. There's several extras of note such as the original trailer, an audio commentary, a photo gallery, and a music-only audio track. The Japanese audio tracks are featured in both original mono and 5.1, and a Spanish track is included. The English 5.1 track is not the one from the film's original US release, but rather a new one recorded using modern anime voice actors. I personally recommend the Japanese 5.1 track.