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The X from Outer Space

宇宙大怪獣ギララ

1967

Uchu daikaiju Guilala

Release Date : March, 25th, 1967
Running Time : 89 min
Genre : Feature

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[ Directed by ] NIHONMATSU Kazui

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SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

The Japan Space Development Bureau's giant spaceship, launched from Earth and travelling from the Moon to Mars, runs into an unexplained disturbance and returns bearing on its fuselage a strange glowing object which the Astroflying Center at the base of Mount Fuji identifies as some unknown kind of spore.
This object suddenly disappears, and after a few days, in its place appears a gigantic monster, later called Guilala, which starts toward Tokyo, destroying houses and buildings, tearing up the landscape on its way.
The Bureau finds that this spore has hatched into the monster now at large and using the electricity and atomic energy in the Earth's atmosphere has managed to grow to such colossal size.
Frantic counter-attacks are tried but all fail since the monster simply absorbs the expanded energy and grows even larger. The Bureau finally understands that only anti-matter from the outer universe can save the earth. This material, Guilalanium, is gathered and brought back just as the monster is attacking the Astroflying Center itself.
Showered with anti-matter, Guilala shrinks once again into a seemingly harmless spore which is then, for safety's sake, taken back by rocket into space.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1967 10.3】

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