WARNING FROM SPACE On Blu-ray In October From Arrow Video US
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group press release
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
The first Japanese science fiction film to be made in color, Koji Shima’s WARNING FROM SPACE (宇宙人東京に現わる, Uchūjin Tokyo ni Arawaru, 1956) features eye-popping special effects from the same team at Daiei Studios that would bring Gamera to life a decade later.
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.
With a witty script by Hideo Oguni (screenwriter of several Akira Kurosawa classics including SEVEN SAMURAI) and iconic starfish-like aliens designed by avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto, the original Japanese version of WARNING FROM SPACE finally makes its official English-language video debut.
Street Date: 10/13/20
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
Run Time: 87 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Region Code: 0
Language: Japanese, English
List Price: $39.95
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
• Optional newly translated English subtitles
• Brand new commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV, author of Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!
• First-ever HD transfer of the American release version of the film, including a newly restored English dub track
• Theatrical trailers
• Image galleries
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
• FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring an essay on artist Taro Okamoto by Japanese art historian Nick West, and an essay on the production of the American edit of the film by David Cairns
About Arrow Films
Arrow Films is a leading independent entertainment distribution company, established in 1991. Operating in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, United States of America and Canada, Arrow Films is dedicated to supporting upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema and developing an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms.
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.