Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:44 am

Definitely one of my favorite non-Godzilla Ifukube soundtracks....

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Tapkaara » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:43 pm

One of my favorite Toho films. Outstanding effects and one of Ifukube's best scores.
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby ThunderScore » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:05 pm

Didn't care for the new English dubbing on the Media Blasters release, tho...

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Space Hunter M » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:18 pm

ThunderScore wrote:Didn't care for the new English dubbing on the Media Blasters release, tho...


I made it sound even more like a Sandy Frank effort.
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby ThunderScore » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:29 pm

Is Sandy Frank dubbing a bad thing? Just asking.

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Space Hunter M » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:56 pm

ThunderScore wrote:Is Sandy Frank dubbing a bad thing? Just asking.

I'm using his commissioned stuff just as a way of describing dubbing done a decade-plus after the original release. At least the Gamera and Zigra dubs are entertaining. The Bang! Zoom Mysterians is just painful compared to the RKO version.
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby DrBreakfastMachine » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:47 am

I definitely think that The Mysterians is one of Toho's best non-Godzilla sci-fi movies. I've heard that Honda enjoyed doing alien invasion flicks more than kaiju films, and I think that really shows in how exciting and fun The Mysterians turned out. It has a good balance of scares and laughs, one of Ifukube's best scores, some really outstanding FX work for its age, and overall it's just bursting with imagination and style.

I find myself coming back to this one more often than any of my other Tokyo Shock DVDs, especially when I have a HUGE tv to watch it in all of its Tohoscope glory.

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Space Hunter M » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:11 am

The Mysterians revisits some of the allegorical elements from Godzilla repackaged in a colorful sci-fi fantasy themed environment rather than the harsh documentary styled images of the earlier film. Funny how Akihiko Hirata and Takashi Shimura play almost identical roles. I think it's the second most "important" entry in Toho's '50s catalog for a number of obvious technical and stylistic choices.

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:12 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Definitely one of my favorite non-Godzilla Ifukube soundtracks....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOGGJYAqCF8



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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Missingno. » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:06 am

Definitely my favorite Toho alien invasion flick, and one of my favorite Toho movies overall. I love the miniature battles and the soundtrack
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Bubbazilla » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:59 pm

My fave alien invasion flick of all time! Loved it all. Mogera is awesome, and the battles are awesome, too.

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:28 pm

Man, I gotta see this flick sometime, it sounds like a hoot!
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby ThunderScore » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:54 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:Man, I gotta see this flick sometime, it sounds like a hoot!

It's pretty good.

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:14 pm

ThunderScore wrote:
Lain Of The Wired wrote:Man, I gotta see this flick sometime, it sounds like a hoot!

It's pretty good.

I bet it is, I'm a sucker for Toho's classics. From what I gather, it's got a great, fun plot, neat SPFX, and two Mogras! The last "new" classic Toho movie I had watched was SA, and I wasn't impressed, nor entertained, but the Mysterians seem like it has the classic thing I loved about the Godzilla films, and plus, it was directed by the legend Ishiro Honda, so that tidbit right there makes me even more interested.
Eventually I'll get around to picking it up and I'll do a review :)
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby eabaker » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:08 pm

Don't expect much action from the second Mogera. It's screen time is limited to literally seconds.
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Postby Space Hunter M » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:31 pm

eabaker wrote:Don't expect much action from the second Mogera. It's screen time is limited to literally seconds.

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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby GodzillaFanatic2001 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:28 pm

This is easily one of my favorite Toho films! The effects are extremely well done and some impress me even today. Also, the RKO dub easily blows the Media Blasters one out of the water, way better in almost every way. Easily one of the Toho films I'll watch if I'm in the mood for a fun sci-if film!

Also, I found these neat promotional images from the films American release. I love this artwork, I think it looks great!
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby GodzillaFanatic2001 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:11 pm



Hi there, sorry for this double post, but I'm curious, where did you get a shot of the English paper in widescreen. I found a TV print of the film online, and in it, the "English Study Of Mysteroid" shot is cropped, so that it reads about "He Mysterian". So I'm wondering, where did you get a shot of the "English Study Of Mysteroid" in widescreen, or at least uncropped? Thanks.
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As opposed to those dangerously fun movies.


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edgaguirus wrote:Great for any afternoon. Or late night movie.

But not the morning. No, no... Never the morning.
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Re: Talkback: The Mysterians (1957)

Postby Space Hunter M » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:10 pm

GodzillaFanatic2001 wrote:


Hi there, sorry for this double post, but I'm curious, where did you get a shot of the English paper in widescreen. I found a TV print of the film online, and in it, the "English Study Of Mysteroid" shot is cropped, so that it reads about "He Mysterian". So I'm wondering, where did you get a shot of the "English Study Of Mysteroid" in widescreen, or at least uncropped? Thanks.

It's from a VHS of the French theatrical version. It's also probably in the source video master for the German dub that's on the Shock DVD.
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