FANDOM


← None | The X from Outer Space (1967 film) | The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit →
Film
The-X-from-Outer-Space
Directed by                   Produced by
Kazui Nihomatsu Wataru Nakajima
Written by                       Music by  
Moriyoshi Ishida
Eibi Motomochi
Kazui Nihonmatsu
Taku Izumi
Distributed by                       Rating      
Shochiku Company Ltd.JP
American International TelevisionUS
Unrated
  Budget                           Box Office
¥???,???,??? ¥???,???,???
Running Time
89 minutes
(1 hour, 29 minutes)
Designs Used
ShodaiGuilala

The X from Outer Space (宇宙大怪獣ギララ?, Uchū Daikaijū Girara, Lit. Giant Space Monster Guilala) is a 1967 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Shochiku Company Ltd. It was released to Japanese theaters on March 25, 1967, and to American television syndication via American International Television in 1968.


Plot

The spaceship AAB Gamma is dispatched from Japan to land on Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. When the Gamma nears the red planet, it finds a mysterious UFO that begins to coat the Gamma with unusual spores. One of these spores is taken back to Earth, but begins to develop.

The spore grows into a giant lizard/chicken-like alien monster called Guilala that begins a rampage across Tokyo. It spits fireballs, feeds on nuclear fuel, turns into a giant energy ball when it wants to fly, and destroys airplanes and tanks along its rampage. The monster is finally defeated by jets dropping bombs, coating Guilala in a fictional substance known as "Guilalalium" that causes it to shrink back down to spore size. They promptly launch the spore back into space, where it will supposedly circle the sun in an endless orbit.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kazui Nihonmatsu
  • Written by   Moriyoshi Ishida, Eibi Motomochi, and Kazui Nihonmatsu
  • Produced by   Wataru Nakajima
  • Assistant Producing by   Akihiko Shimada
  • Music by   Taku Izumi
  • Cinematography by   Shizuo Hirase and Chitora Ôkoshi
  • Edited by   Yoshi Sugihara
  • Special Effects by   Hiroshi Ikeda

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Eiji Okada   as   Doctor Kato
  • Shun'ya Wazaki   as   Captain Sano
  • Toshinari Kazusaki   as   Captain Sano
  • Robert Sommer   as   Voice of Captain Sano
  • Itoko Harada   as   Michiko
  • Peggy Neal   as   Lisa
  • Susan Spafford   as   Voice of Lisa
  • Franz Gruber   as   Doctor Berman
  • Mel Welles   as   Voice of Doctor Berman
  • Mike Daneen   as   Doctor Stein
  • Edward Mannix   as   Voice of Doctor Stein
  • Shin'ichi Yanagisawa   as   Miyamoto
  • Keisuke Sonoi   as   Doctor Shioda
  • Hiroshi Fujioka   as   Moon station correspondent A
  • Sônosuke Oda   as   Moon station correspondant B
  • Ryûji Kita
  • Takanobu Hozumi   as   FAFC Technical Officer
  • Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Torahiko Hamada   as   Mister Kimura
  • Kenji Sonoda

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Gallery

Main article: The X from Outer Space (1967 film)/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: The X from Outer Space (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Giant Space Monster Guilala
  • Guilala, the Space Monster (Guilala, O Monstro do Espaço; Brazil)

Video Releases

Orion Video (1989)

  • Released: 1989
  • Language: English
  • Other Details: 1 tape

Criterion Collection (2012)[1]

  • Released: November 20, 2012
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Other Details: 1.77:1 aspect ratio, 336 minutes run time, 4 discs

Shochiku (2014)[2][3]

  • Blu-Ray
  • Released: December 3, 2014
  • Region: All Regions
  • Language: Japanese (Mono), English
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Other Details: 1.78:1 aspect ratio, 94 minutes run time, 1 disc

Videos

Trailers

References

Films
Godzilla films
Showa era GodzillaGodzilla Raids AgainKing Kong vs. GodzillaMothra vs. GodzillaGhidorah, the Three-Headed MonsterInvasion of Astro-MonsterEbirah, Horror of the DeepSon of GodzillaDestroy All MonstersAll Monsters AttackGodzilla vs. HedorahGodzilla vs. GiganGodzilla vs. MegalonGodzilla vs. MechagodzillaTerror of Mechagodzilla
Heisei era The Return of GodzillaGodzilla vs. BiollanteGodzilla vs. King GhidorahGodzilla vs. MothraGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla IIGodzilla vs. SpaceGodzillaGodzilla vs. Destoroyah
Millennium series Godzilla 2000: MillenniumGodzilla vs. MegaguirusGodzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla Against MechagodzillaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.Godzilla: Final Wars
TriStar Pictures Godzilla (1998 film)
MonsterVerse GodzillaGodzilla: King of the MonstersGodzilla vs. Kong
Toho reboot series Shin GodzillaGodzilla: Planet of the MonstersGodzilla
King Kong films
RKO Pictures King Kong (1933)Son of Kong
Showa era King Kong vs. GodzillaKing Kong Escapes
Paramount Pictures King Kong (1976)King Kong Lives
Universal Pictures King Kong (2005)
MonsterVerse Kong: Skull IslandGodzilla vs. Kong
Mothra films
Showa era Mothra
Heisei era Rebirth of MothraRebirth of Mothra IIRebirth of Mothra III
Gamera films
Showa era Gamera (1965)Gamera vs. BarugonGamera vs. GyaosGamera vs. VirasGamera vs. GuironGamera vs. JigerGamera vs. ZigraGamera: Super Monster
Heisei era Gamera: Guardian of the UniverseGamera 2: Attack of LegionGamera 3: Revenge of IrisGamera: The Brave
Reboot film Gamera (Upcoming film)
Other films
Showa era Japanese King KongKing Kong Appears in EdoThe Beast From 20,000 FathomsRodanThe MysteriansVaranWarning from SpaceH-ManThe Birth of JapanGorathKujira GamiAtragonMatangoDogoraFrankenstein vs. BaragonWar of the GargantuasDaimajinReturn of DaimajinWrath of DaimajinThe X From Outer SpaceGappaSpace AmoebaDaigoro vs. GoliathSubmersion of JapanProphecies of NostradamusThe Last DinosaurThe War in SpaceBye-Bye JupiterPulgasari
Heisei era Yamato Takeru
American films CloverfieldPacific RimPacific Rim: Uprising10 Cloverfield Lane
Miscellaneous Go! GodmanThe Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 SummitAttack on Titan
Cancelled or scrapped films
Showa era Bride of GodzillaThe Volcano MonstersKing Kong vs. PrometheusFrankenstein vs. The Human VaporGiant Horde Beast NezuraGamera The Giant Monster vs. The Ice Men From Outer SpaceBatman vs. GodzillaOperation Robinson Crusoe: King Kong vs. EbirahGiant Monster GigantGiant Squid Monster ArkitiusGiant Monster MomonraReigon: Devil of the SeabedGodzilla vs. Hedorah sequelJet Jaguar vs. MegalonU.S.-Japan Collaboration: GodzillaAll Monsters Attack DirectiveGodzilla vs. RedmoonGodzilla vs. the Space Monsters: Earth Defense DirectiveThe Return of King GhidorahMechanical Monster GaruganGamera vs. GarasharpThe Legend of King KongDevil-MantaA Space GodzillaGodzilla vs. Asuka Fortress
Heisei era The Return of Godzilla (original draft)Mothra vs. BaganUntitled animated Godzilla filmGodzilla vs. King KongGodzilla vs. Mechani-KongThe Return of King GhidorahGodzilla vs. GigamothGodzilla vs. MechaMothraGodzilla vs. BerserkGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Early draft)Gamera vs. PhoenixGodzilla vs. AstroGodzillaGodzilla vs. Ghost GodzillaGodzilla vs. Barubaroi
Millennium series Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla vs. Gamera
American films Godzilla: King of the Monsters 3-DGodzilla (1994 film)Godzilla RebornGodzilla 3D to the MAX
TriStar Pictures Godzilla 2
MonsterVerse Godzilla (June 2012 screenplay)

Poll

Do you like The X from Outer Space?
 
9
 
3
 
3
 

This poll was created on December 31, 2014, and so far 15 people voted.