In Tokyo, a mysterious radioactive liquid is dissolving people into slimy, sentient, seemingly indestructible, blobs of destruction! Part-Japanese gangster noir, part-gooey body melting horror, The H-Man (Bijo to Ekitai-ningen – ‘Beauty and the Liquid People’) is one of the most unique sci-fi films of the 1950s.
A series of mysterious catastrophes sweep the globe, causing the world’s scientists to conclude that beings from another planet are attacking Earth, and the world must unite to defend itself in a gigantic battle in outer space! With wonderful special effects sequences by Eiji Tsuburaya (Godzilla, Ultraman), and a rousing score by Akira Ifukube (Godzilla), Battle in Outer Space is a glorious sci-fi extravaganza.
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present two classics of Japanese sci-fi cinema, both directed by the great Ishirō Honda, for the first time ever on home video in the UK.
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- O Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
- Includes both Japanese and English versions of each film, presented across two Blu-ray discs.
- Original mono audio presentations
- English subtitles (for Japanese versions) and English SDH (for English versions)
- The H-Man: Brand new audio commentary with authors and Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski
- The H-Man: Brand new audio commentary with film historian and writer David Kalat
- Battle in Outer Space: Audio commentary with authors and Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski
- Battle in Outer Space: Brand new audio commentary with film historian and writer David Kalat
- Stills Galleries
- A collector’s booklet featuring essays by Christopher Stewardson and Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp (Midnight Eye)
- Country: Japan
- Language: Japanese
- Year: 1958 & 1959
- Runtime: 333
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Colour: Colour
- Certificate: TBC
- Subtitles: English
- Genre: Horror
- SKU: EKA70401
- 2 Discs