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Yosei Gorasu (Gorath)

Japanese Movie

(5184yen Tax incl. in Japan)
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Release Date February 27, 2004
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Catalog No.TDV-2769D
JAN/ISBN 4988104022158
Product Type DVD
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Running Time 88minutes
Original Release Year 1962
Data Format DVD Video
Encoding MPEG-2
Layers single-sided/dual-layered
Aspect Ratio(s) 16:9LB Cinemascope
Region 2
Subtitles Japanese
Audio Track Japanese Dolby Digital 4.0ch Stereo
Japanese Dolby Digital Monaural


This sci-fi disaster film can be called Toho's answer to George Pal's "When Worlds Collide," whose concept has been recapitulated in such later films as "Meteor," "Deep Impact," and "Armageddon." Several factors distinguish this film from the others. First of all, it's directed by the great Ishiro Honda of "Godzilla" (the original film) fame. The solution to save our planet is quite original. Instead of destroying the rogue planet (called Gorath) on a collision course with Earth, The scientists decide to change Earth's orbit out of Gorath's path, since the planet's mass is 6,000 times the mass of the Earth. In the tradition of other classic Toho sci-fi/monster films, this original Japanese version has a giant walrus attacking the Antarctic base where the rockets are being built.
Special Feature / Bonus Track: theatrical trailer(s), audio commentary, & more

Description in Japanese

妖星ゴラス / 邦画

妖星ゴラスが地球に衝突!? 地球の6千倍の質量を持つ恒星・ゴラス。その軌道が地球へ向かっているということが観測さされた。現在の人類の科学力では破壊できない。国連は地球をロケットに見立てて南極に巨大な噴射口を建造、公転軌道上から地球をずらしゴラスを回避しようとする。
劇場予告編、海外版劇場予告編、中野昭慶「妖星ゴラス」を語る、オーディオコメンタリー(梶田興治/聞き手: 倉敷保雄)

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