Message from Space

1978
1 hour 47 minutes

In this Japanese Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played a comic actor in drag) rather than the Emperor. King Kaiba sends out eight Liabe holy seeds, each to be received by a chosen one to defend the Gavanas. Each recipient, ranging from hardened General Garuda to Gavana Prince Hans to young Terrans Meia, Kido, and Aaron all have different reactions to being chosen.

Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku

Starring: Vic Morrow, Shin’ichi Chiba, Philip Casnoff

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