Evil Brain from Outer Space

July 19, 2015 at 2:43 am (5 Heads, Evil Brain from Outer Space) (, , , )

Evil Brain from Outer Space – 1964 – Japan

“On the planet Zemar, a decontrolled robot assassinated the omnipotent Balazar, who was known to possess the most brilliant mind in the universe. So powerful was Balazar’s genius, as he lay dying, his brain ordered built a mechanism that would keep it alive even though his body was destroyed. Now his brain seeks universal conquest.”

So begins the opening narration for Evil Brain from Outer Space. The evil brain lands on Earth and deploys thuggish crooks, freakish mutants, super germs, and a nuclear arsenal. A council of various alien races from the Emerald Planet (including the star-like aliens from Warning from Space) sends Starman to combat this menace. The costumed superhero Starman befriends some children, leaps superhuman distances, and punches out an army of bad guys.

Evil Brain from Outer Space is edited together from three films in the Super Giant series about a human-like superhero apparently forged from alien metal. Evil Brain from Outer Space feels appropriately disjointed, and some clips are used more than once. Ultimately, the film is a cobbled together series of fistfights between Starman and various costumed foes. One highlight is a bat-like monster with an eyeball in his stomach. He breathes “radioactive vapor” and has “solid cobalt nails”. But the villains’ most deadly weapons are tiny poison needles. The lame result is that some battles depict Starman being pelted by hurled toothpicks. At least the brawls between crowds of combatants provide spectacle.

Rating: 5/10 Shrunken Heads. Starman mostly beats up disabled people. His foes include a wheelchair bound scientist, a scientist with a disfigured face, a one-legged thug on crutches, and a hitman with a hook hand.


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