Battle In Outer Space (1959)

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Title: Battle In Outer Space
CinemaBandits Title: It's The Oscar Mayer Wiener-Mobile To The Rescue!

CinemaBandits Reveiw: The Japanese must really love their hot-dogs! You see, in Battle In Outer Space, not only does the Asian island nation send a crack commando unit to the moon to fight off an invading army from the Planet Netal... but they send not just one, but two Oscar Mayer Wiener-Mobiles in for the attack!

Things do not go well on the moon... they lose one Wiener-Mobile!

However, they do manage to save the other one... which is very good news for all us who run and excitedly scream like little girls when we see the frankfurter-on-wheels in our neighborhood.

I am not sure where the Japanese learned to love the little hot-dog.

I realize that after World War II, most of Japan developed a kind of "cult of personality" for anything American... like baseball, modern technology, and the "pull-my-finger" joke. But why hot-dogs? They certaily don't taste good with soy-sauce on them... nor does the thought of a wiener sushi roll sound appetizing... but those little Japanese fellows took to hot-dogs anyway!

All-in-all, the movie is plain good ol' fun, complete with everything a good Japanese sci-fi movie needs... flying-saucers, cute kids, aliens from distant galaxies who remarkably speak English, and evil Iranian dictators!
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