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The X from Outer Space (1967 film)
General Information
Directed by

Kazui Nihomatsu

Produced by

Wataru Nakajima

Written by

Moriyoshi Ishida
Eibi Motomochi
Kazui Nihonmatsu

Composed by

Taku Izumi

Production Information
Distributed by

Shochiku Company Ltd.JP
American International TelevisionUS





Box office


Running time

89 minutes
(1 hour, 29 minutes)

The X from Outer Space (宇宙大怪獣ギララ?, Uchū Daikaijū Girara, Lit. Giant Space Monster Guilala) is a 1967 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Shochiku Company Ltd. It was released to Japanese theaters on March 25, 1967, and to American television syndication via American International Television in 1968.


The spaceship AAB Gamma is dispatched from Japan to land on Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. When the Gamma nears the red planet, it finds a mysterious UFO that begins to coat the Gamma with unusual spores. One of these spores is taken back to Earth, but begins to develop.

The spore grows into a giant lizard/chicken-like alien monster called Guilala that begins a rampage across Tokyo. It spits fireballs, feeds on nuclear fuel, turns into a giant energy ball when it wants to fly, and destroys airplanes and tanks along its rampage. The monster is finally defeated by jets dropping bombs, coating Guilala in a fictional substance known as "Guilalalium" that causes it to shrink back down to spore size. They promptly launch the spore back into space, where it will supposedly circle the sun in an endless orbit.


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kazui Nihonmatsu
  • Written by   Moriyoshi Ishida, Eibi Motomochi, and Kazui Nihonmatsu
  • Produced by   Wataru Nakajima
  • Assistant Producing by   Akihiko Shimada
  • Music by   Taku Izumi
  • Cinematography by   Shizuo Hirase and Chitora Ôkoshi
  • Edited by   Yoshi Sugihara
  • Special Effects by   Hiroshi Ikeda


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Eiji Okada   as   Doctor Kato
  • Shun'ya Wazaki   as   Captain Sano
  • Toshinari Kazusaki   as   Captain Sano
  • Robert Sommer   as   Voice of Captain Sano
  • Itoko Harada   as   Michiko
  • Peggy Neal   as   Lisa
  • Susan Spafford   as   Voice of Lisa
  • Franz Gruber   as   Doctor Berman
  • Mel Welles   as   Voice of Doctor Berman
  • Mike Daneen   as   Doctor Stein
  • Edward Mannix   as   Voice of Doctor Stein
  • Shin'ichi Yanagisawa   as   Miyamoto
  • Keisuke Sonoi   as   Doctor Shioda
  • Hiroshi Fujioka   as   Moon station correspondent A
  • Sônosuke Oda   as   Moon station correspondant B
  • Ryûji Kita
  • Takanobu Hozumi   as   FAFC Technical Officer
  • Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Torahiko Hamada   as   Mister Kimura
  • Kenji Sonoda



Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Main article: The X from Outer Space (1967 film)/Gallery.


Main article: The X from Outer Space (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Giant Space Monster Guilala
  • Guilala, the Space Monster (Guilala, O Monstro do Espaço; Brazil)

Video Releases

Orion Video (1989)

  • Released: 1989
  • Language: English
  • Other Details: 1 tape

Criterion Collection (2012)[1]

  • Released: November 20, 2012
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Other Details: 1.77:1 aspect ratio, 336 minutes run time, 4 discs

Shochiku (2014)[2][3]

  • Blu-Ray
  • Released: December 3, 2014
  • Region: All Regions
  • Language: Japanese (Mono), English
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Other Details: 1.78:1 aspect ratio, 94 minutes run time, 1 disc




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