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''The Mysterians'' (地球防衛軍, ''Chikyu Boeigun'', or ''Earth Defense Force'') is a 1957 alien invasion film from Creator/{{Toho}}, directed by Creator/IshiroHonda, with music by Music/AkiraIfukube, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. If these names sound familiar, that's because these four men are the four fathers of Godzilla and are collectively known as the Toho dream team. The film stars Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Tetsu Nakamura, and Yoshio Tsuchiya.

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''The Mysterians'' (地球防衛軍, ''Chikyu Boeigun'', or ''Earth Defense Force'') is a 1957 alien invasion film from Creator/{{Toho}}, directed by Creator/IshiroHonda, with music by Music/AkiraIfukube, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, Creator/EijiTsuburaya, and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. If these names sound familiar, that's because these four men are the four fathers of Godzilla and are collectively known as the Toho dream team. The film stars Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Tetsu Nakamura, and Yoshio Tsuchiya.


''Chikyu Boeigun'', or ''Earth Defense Force''. Known in the US as ''The Mysterians''.

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''Chikyu Boeigun'', or ''Earth Defense Force''. Known in the US as ''The Mysterians''.



The Mysterians is a 1957 alien invasion film from Creator/{{Toho}}, directed by Creator/IshiroHonda, with music by Music/AkiraIfukube, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. If these names sound familiar, that's because these four men are the four fathers of Godzilla and are collectively known as the Toho dream team. The film stars Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Tetsu Nakamura, and Yoshio Tsuchiya.

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The Mysterians ''The Mysterians'' (地球防衛軍, ''Chikyu Boeigun'', or ''Earth Defense Force'') is a 1957 alien invasion film from Creator/{{Toho}}, directed by Creator/IshiroHonda, with music by Music/AkiraIfukube, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. If these names sound familiar, that's because these four men are the four fathers of Godzilla and are collectively known as the Toho dream team. The film stars Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Tetsu Nakamura, and Yoshio Tsuchiya.


* DuelingDubs: The film has been dubbed into English twice. Once in 1958 (theatrically exhibited in 1959 by MGM after RKO went bankrupt), and again in 2005 by Bang! Zoom for the Media Blasters DVD. To put it quite bluntly, the newer dub is essentially sacrilege, because the original dub was perhaps the most tasteful, unaltered English version of a Toho Sci-Fi film at that time, and they would've been better off finding usable elements of the RKO version instead. At least two decent 35mm prints are known to exist in the hands of private collectors. You can get a feel of just how dreadful the new dub is [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1cb1n9 here]].



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: While not billed as such, and certainly not when compared to collector's editions of other films, the US DVD from Media Blasters might as well be called it, since it has so many special features, including five audio tracks, one of which is a Japanese audio commentary with optional English subtitles, trailers, image galleries, and an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the film. Back when the DVD was released, seeing so many features on a US DVD of a Toho film was almost unheard of, with the exception of ADV's DVD releases of the Heisei ''Film/{{Gamera}}'' Trilogy.


--> ''From behind the moon they came...''
--> ''To invade Earth...''

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--> ''From behind the moon they came...''
-->
''\\
''To invade Earth...''



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: While not billed as such, and certainly not when compared to collector's editions of other films, the US DVD from Media Blasters might as well be called it, since it has so many special features, including five audio tracks, one of which is a Japanese audio commentary with optional English subtitles, trailers, image galleries, and an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the film. Back when the DVD was released, seeing so many features on a US DVD of a Toho film was almost unheard of, with the exception of ADV's DVD releases of the Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' Trilogy.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: While not billed as such, and certainly not when compared to collector's editions of other films, the US DVD from Media Blasters might as well be called it, since it has so many special features, including five audio tracks, one of which is a Japanese audio commentary with optional English subtitles, trailers, image galleries, and an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the film. Back when the DVD was released, seeing so many features on a US DVD of a Toho film was almost unheard of, with the exception of ADV's DVD releases of the Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' ''Film/{{Gamera}}'' Trilogy.


* HumongousMecha[=/=]{{Robeast}}: Moguera.

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* HumongousMecha[=/=]{{Robeast}}: Moguera.Moguera, who is such an [[UrExample early appearance]] for both tropes that he could be considered the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_recent_common_ancestor most recent common ancestor]] for either.


* HumanAliens: The Mysterians.

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* HumanAliens: The Mysterians.Mysterians
* HumongousMecha[=/=]{{Robeast}}: Moguera.



* MarsNeedsWomen: Kinda the whole point of the invasion. Also played straight in that these Mysterians were originally colonists from Mars who settled there before the nuclear holocaust destroyed Mysteroid.
* {{Robeast}}: Moguera.

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* MarsNeedsWomen: Kinda the whole point of the invasion. Also played straight in that these Mysterians were originally colonists from Mars who settled there before the nuclear holocaust destroyed Mysteroid.
* {{Robeast}}: Moguera.
Mars.

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* RentAZilla: Moguera


The Mysterians is a 1957 alien invasion film from Toho, directed by Ishiro Honda, with music by Akira Ifukube, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. If these names sound familiar, that's because these four men are the four fathers of Godzilla and are collectively known as the Toho dream team. The film stars Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Tetsu Nakamura, and Yoshio Tsuchiya.

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The Mysterians is a 1957 alien invasion film from Toho, Creator/{{Toho}}, directed by Ishiro Honda, Creator/IshiroHonda, with music by Akira Ifukube, Music/AkiraIfukube, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. If these names sound familiar, that's because these four men are the four fathers of Godzilla and are collectively known as the Toho dream team. The film stars Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Tetsu Nakamura, and Yoshio Tsuchiya.


* DuelingDubs: The film has been dubbed into English twice. Once in 1958 (theatrically exhibited in 1959 by MGM after RKO went bankrupt), and again in 2005 by Bang! Zoom for the Media Blasters DVD. To put it quite bluntly, the newer dub is essentially sacrilege, because the original dub was perhaps the most tasteful, unaltered English version of a Toho Sci-Fi film at that time, and they would've been better off finding usable elements of the RKO version instead. At least two decent 35mm prints are known to exist in the hands of private collectors.

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* DuelingDubs: The film has been dubbed into English twice. Once in 1958 (theatrically exhibited in 1959 by MGM after RKO went bankrupt), and again in 2005 by Bang! Zoom for the Media Blasters DVD. To put it quite bluntly, the newer dub is essentially sacrilege, because the original dub was perhaps the most tasteful, unaltered English version of a Toho Sci-Fi film at that time, and they would've been better off finding usable elements of the RKO version instead. At least two decent 35mm prints are known to exist in the hands of private collectors. You can get a feel of just how dreadful the new dub is [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1cb1n9 here]].

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* SpaceIsNoisy: Played straight in the Japanese cut during the credits sequence, where both the Universe Station and the saucers hum eerily. Averted in the U.S. cut, where only Ifukube's ominous score is heard.


* MarsNeedsWomen: Kinda the whole point of the invasion.

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* MarsNeedsWomen: Kinda the whole point of the invasion. Also played straight in that these Mysterians were originally colonists from Mars who settled there before the nuclear holocaust destroyed Mysteroid.

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* MarsNeedsWomen: Kinda the whole point of the invasion.


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* TouchOfTheMonster: Displayed prominently on the U.S. theatrical poster.

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* {{Recut}}: The second Moguera was removed by RKO for the U.S. release. This arguably improves the film, because the final battle dragged and repeated itself at times, paving the way for a smoother, fast-paced climax. The music was altered at times too, with better timing and less jarring edits during the final battle (Ifukube's march rages on as the dome is destroyed from the inside).


* DuelingDubs: The film has been dubbed into English twice. Once in 1958 (theatrically exhibited in 1959 by MGM after RKO went bankrupt), and again in 2005 by Bang! Zoom for the Media Blasters DVD. To put it quite bluntly, the newer dub is essentially sacrilege, and they would've been better off finding usable elements of the RKO version instead. At least two decent 35mm prints are known to exist in the hands of private collectors.

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* DuelingDubs: The film has been dubbed into English twice. Once in 1958 (theatrically exhibited in 1959 by MGM after RKO went bankrupt), and again in 2005 by Bang! Zoom for the Media Blasters DVD. To put it quite bluntly, the newer dub is essentially sacrilege, because the original dub was perhaps the most tasteful, unaltered English version of a Toho Sci-Fi film at that time, and they would've been better off finding usable elements of the RKO version instead. At least two decent 35mm prints are known to exist in the hands of private collectors.

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