Message from Space Galactic Wars Blu-ray
About Message from Space Galactic Wars Blu-ray
Message from Space: Galactic Wars contains episodes 1-27 of the Television Series presented in standard definition on blu-ray disc.
Centuries after the people of Earth master interstellar travel, humanity is thriving across the galaxy. The colonists of the 15th Solar System live in harmony with the natives, fostering lives of peace and simple beauty. But this all changes when the Gavanas Empire arrives, as the merciless despot Roxair XIII quickly conquers the 15th Solar System and enslaves all life there to his cause!
Leading the fight against the Gavanas are a scrappy band of rebels: wide-eyed rookie pilot Hayato Gen, cynical veteran Ryu, and steady ally Balu. Guided by the beautiful Sofia and a mysterious set of dying words from Hayato’s father, the trio travel the 15th Solar System, righting wrongs and making allies as they foment rebellion against their conquerors.
This early TV live action space opera was conceived by superhero giant Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider,Cyborg 009). Starring Hiroyuki Sanada (Avengers:Endgame,Westworld TV,Lost) in one of his first roles! Message From Space: Galactic Wars combines impressive fight scenes by the incomparable Japan Action Club and stunning space battles long before the age of CGI.
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Themes: Space
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 620
- Year Created: 1978
- Release Date: 10/29/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Star Wars rip off (?). Well not necessarily 'cause the producers do it with style!
Star Wars was partially inspired by GL from the "Hidden Fortress" among other things so it comes full circle that the Japanese also took inspiration from the former.
Message from Space is a fun campy run you'd expect from what we now love as sentai. It's got great typical canned fights using the sai melee weapons. Only the "jedis" here are masked outlaws doing good anonymously. They also have the prerequisite "beast" friend, mini robot and a mysterious "Princess" of sorts who gives the three protagonists the keys to the Liabe (Millennium Falcon clone) which splits into three ships if you count them.
Hint/spoiler, the faceless, seen only as a " talking neon light up mask at first emperor" in this story ain't one who is an old and craggy lump but actually is related to (very closely) to one of the characters (easy on the eyes) I mentioned. "Sibling rivalry has plunged the galaxy into chaos on such shallow reasons."
Recommended for sentai live action toy sponsored show fans.