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Warning from Space (a.k.a. Spacemen Appear in Tokyo) comes to Blu-ray from Arrow Video (released on 10/13) and comes with a select-scene commentary, American version of the film, trailers and a gallery.

 

 

Warning from Space
(1956)

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy
Arrow Video | NR – 87 min. – $39.95 | October 13, 2020

Date Published: 11/01/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Director: Koji Shima
Writer(s): Gentaro Nakajima (original story), Hideo Oguni (screenplay)
Cast: Keizo Kawasaki, Toyomi Karita, Bin Yagisawa, Isao Yamagata, Shozo Nanbu


DISC INFO:
Features: Select Scene Commentary, Trailers, Gallery
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: Japanese (PCM 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 48.20 GB
Total Bitrate: 37.22 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


Arrow Video provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


As Japan is rocked by mysterious sightings of UFOs over Tokyo and large one-eyed aliens attempting contact, scientists collaborate to investigate the unexpected rise in extraterrestrial activity. Unbeknownst to them, one of the aliens has already assumed human form and is about to deliver a very important message…that could be humanity’s last hope for survival.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3/5


This release comes with a booklet and the cover art is reversible. Not a ton of features here, but there is a Select Scene Commentary (1:04:03) with Author Stuart Galbraith IV which runs a little over an hour int the film; an HD transfer of the American release (1:28:02) with a newly restored English dub track; a few Teaser Trailer (2:28), Theatrical Trailer (3:05) and lastly an Image Gallery.

 


VIDEO – 4½/5


Arrow Video releases Warning from Space onto Blu-ray where its presented with a 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and given a restored 1080p high-definition transfer. There are some stabilization issues though as noted in the booklet, due to the condition of the film material, there was some flickering here and there. However, outside of those issues, this was a very fine looking picture, detail is fairly good and colors tended to be vibrant while dark levels were well balanced.

AUDIO – 3¾/5


The included PCM Mono Japanese track has some minor hissing here and there however, dialogue does come across with some good clarity, which isn’t insignificant since the bulk of the movie isn’t exactly an action-fest, so any depth is minor even by the standards of a singular track.

 


 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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