Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1957 • Japan
Starring Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata
Comic-book colors and charmingly retro, space-age special effects are among the highlights of this pure-pleasure science-fiction fantasia in which a band of aliens arrive on Earth seemingly in peace. But what’s with the giant robot wreaking havoc across Japan? Are the aliens friends, or a foe who must be vanquished? Legendary director Ishiro Honda selected THE MYSTERIANS as his personal favorite among his own films.