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International Title
Gorath
Japanese Title
 妖星ゴラス
 [Yosei Gorasu]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1962
  Time: 89 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Gorath
US Distributor: Brenco Pictures (1964) Time: 83 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Suspicious Star Gorath [Literal Translation]
UFOs to the Destroy the Earth [German]
Clash of the Planets [French]

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Details
In 1982, the spaceship JX-1 is making a long voyage toward Saturn. Their mission is diverted, however, when a giant star Gorath is sighted that appears to be on course for Earth. Underestimating its mass, the craft ventures too close. The gravitational field sucks in the ship and incinerates it. Learning of the catastrophe heading toward the planet, the United Nations bands together for a solution. Part of this includes the construction of another JX class ship: the JX-2. This vessel is sent to gather more research on the star. Ruling out destroying it, an effort to move Earth out of the way begins. This involves constructing giant rockets in the South Pole to create enough momentum to push the Earth out of orbit and away from the star's trajectory.

Staff
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Jojiro Okami, Takeshi Kimura
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Kan Ishii
Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi
Film Editing by Reiko Kaneko
Production Design by Teruaki Abe, Takeo Kita, Akira Watanabe
Assistant Director Koji Kajita, Masashi Matsumoto, Shoji Kuroda, Katsumune Ishida
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Cast
Tazawa, Doctor Ryo Ikebe
Kiyo Sonoda Yumi Shirakawa
Tatsuo Kanai, Cadet Astronaut Akira Kubo
Kesuke Sonoda Takashi Shimura
Kesuke Shinoda Kumi Mizuno
Konno, Doctor Ken Uehara
Sumio Sonoda Fumio Sakamoto
Murata, Secretary of the Space Agency Ko Nishimura
Murata's Secretary Keiko Sata
Endo, JX-2 Hawk Captain Akihiko Hirata
Sonoda, JX-1 Eagle Captain Jun Tazaki
Manabe, Doctor Nadao Kirino
Saiki, First Officer Kenji Sahara
Ito, Astronaut Masanari Nihei
Wakabayashi, Astronaut Hiroshi Tachikawa
Seki, Prime Minister Takamaru Sasaki
Kinami, Minister of Justice Eitaro Ozawa
Chief Engineer Akira Yamada
Taxi Driver Ikio Sawamura
Drunk at Farewell Party Eisei Amamoto
Reporter Koji Uno
Sinda, Engineer Ko Mishima
Tada, Minister of Commerce Seizaburo Kawazu
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Maguma JX-1 Hayabusa, SSS-1, Space Station Terra, Atomic Burrower, V-TOL, JX-2 Ootori, Capsule 1

Posters

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 2 Suspicous Star Gorath Toho (2004)

Concept Art

Reviews
Anthony Romero
June 5, 2004
Nicholas Driscoll [Brenco Pictures]
January 29, 2012