Message from Space Egy

Sonny Chiba and Vic Morrow in one movie? Yes folks, it actually happened, and someone mistakenly thought this was going to be an international blockbuster. This obvious Star Wars cash-in was the most expensive Japanese film ever produced at that time (1978), but today it’s nothing more than entertaining sci-fi cheese, immortalized on this Egyptian one-sheet. Twenty-two years later, director Kinji Fukasaku would redeem himself by directing the ass-kicking Battle Royale.