War in Space DVD Features
The year is 1988. Aliens from the Empire of Galaxies establish a base on Venus and launch a surprise attack on Earth. As the invaders' spaceships quickly defeat the world's armies and destroy New York, Moscow, Paris, and London, a United Nations Space Bureau team led by Professor Takigawa manages to finish construction of Earth's last line of defense, the space battleship Gohten.
The Gohten makes short work of the alien fleet, and the crew decides to take the battle to the enemy. While en route to Venus, an alien manages to sneak aboard the ship and kidnap Takigawa's daughter Jun. The UN team attempts to rescue the girl from the clutches of the wookiee-like Space Beastman, but even if they succeed they must still deal with the greatest threat of all--Supreme Commander Hell and his powerful space galleon, the Daimakan.
Originally released in 1977, and helmed by the legendary Jun Fukuda (GODZILLA VS. MEGALON, GODZILLA VS GIGAN). Starring Akihiko Hirata (MYSTERIANS, ATRAGON) Kensaku Morita (VIRUS) and the beautiful Yuko Asano (RENEGADE NINJAS). With special effects directed by Teruyoshi Nakano (GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER, GODZILLA 1985). This classic sci-fi film from the creators of Godzilla, has never before been available on DVD. This is the definitive edition, presented in its original theatrical aspect of 2.35:1. It includes the rare English dub, and the original Japanese language. Presented uncut and unedited for the first time ever.
Source: Ryko Distribution
Single Side - Dual Layer
Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
Full Frame - 1.33
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Japanese
Mono - English, Japanese
Subtitles - English - Optional
Additional Release Material:
Interviews: Nakano Teruyoshi - Special Effects Director
Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Stills/Photos: B/W Stills