Starman, Atomic Rulers of the World (1964)
Starman, Atomic Rulers of the World
Action / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Directed by Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii and Akira Mitsuwa
Cast: Ken Utsui
Years before Jeff Bridges or Robert Hays, Ken Utsui starred as super-acrobat-in-leotards Starman in these Japanese features culled from the late '50s "Super Giant" serial series. Starman battles American gangsters who threaten to destroy Japan with an atomic bomb. The fast-paced serial-type action includes martial arts style fighting, back flips, and colorful costuming.