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The intro says that it has "creative use of special effects" but then doesn't go on to explain that. Can we get some more detail? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:31, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
So I'm a bit confused with the production country and release date of this film. Stuart Galbraith IV's book The Japanese Filmography states that it was released in 1962, but no release date for 1959 at all. He emphasiszes that it's an American production, filmed in Japan. This also goes for the American Film Institute who state a similar thing. This also goes for Video WatchDog creator Tim Lucas who mentions it being an American production filmed in Japan. The Monthly Film Bulletin notes it's an American Japanese co-production without going into details (this is a review from 1961 mind you) while Keep Watching the Skies! book calls it an American and Japanese co-production, but doesn't go against state why it would be this way, something that the AFI and Galbraith IV's book does do.
Until we get some strong sources that go into detail about why or why it is not part of these productions, I think we should wait it out. Andrzejbanas (talk) 17:39, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
I must agree. If anyone can find info that the film was indeed an American/Japanese co-production, please do. If not, then we'll just keep it written as an American film. — FilmandTVFan28 (talk) 01:52, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
@FilmandTVFan28:, this site is not exactly follow WP:RS, but it may point us in the right direction. This site has many articles from the press release and openly admits that there is not a lot known about the production of the film, as even the year it was made is up for debate. The article that interests me the most is the one from The Pacific Stars & Stripes which has a small article on the film reportedly from the 1959 issue states the film opening in Japan in 1959. Other people I've heard say they have Japanese documents covering the film, but it is labeled a "foreign" production in Japanese sources. I'm strongly leaning towards the American production solely for now with that info, but it does appear to have been shown in Japan in 1959...from this single source. Hmm. Andrzejbanas (talk) 05:15, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Please don't give information regarding this date without a source. The last edit suggested it was in Galbraith IV's book, which I have in my hand. There is nothing regarding the 1950s in that book. Andrzejbanas (talk) 22:51, 19 December 2016 (UTC)