Tuesday, July 10, 2012

THE WAR IN SPACE (1977) Promo Art & Posters

I really like Toho Studios' entry in the post-Star Wars space opera sweepstakes, The War In Space. While it owes much to earlier Toho sci-fi films of the 60s (like Battle In Outer Space and Atragon), it has a distinctly 70s look and flavor (not to mention the inexplicable horned Wookiee henchcreature, officially known as "Space Beastman").

Anyway, the main spaceship, The Gohten, follows that particular Japanese trend of interstellar vehicles that resemble Earthly naval vessels, with the addition of an Atragon-esque drill bit in the bow. I recently stumbled across this cool promotional poster with cutaway diagram of the distinctive spaceship. Enjoy.

If you haven't seen the movie, I'd suggest checking it out. It's not quite as much giddy, goofy fun as Toei's Message From Space, but it's an enjoyable space adventure film. Here are a few of the theatrical posters and other promo art:

1 comment:

  1. I really like the Gohten's revolver section that shoots the shuttles out like bullets.