In the 22nd Century, the United Earth Federation has begun colonizing neighboring planets in the solar system. While attempting to extract water from Mars' polar ice caps, a UEF science team uncovers ancient carvings that describe the crash of an alien spacecraft on the planet Jupiter several millennia ago. The discovery postpones the initial phase of the Jupiter Solarization Project, a plan to transform the gas giant into a second sun, providing both additional solar energy for Earth and making the outer worlds fit for colonization. From Minerva Station in the orbit of Jupiter, Dr. Eiji Honda (Tomokazu Miura, Survive Style 5+, Taste of Tea) is dispatched to ensure that alien life does not exist on Jupiter before the planned mission is to commence.
When scientists discover that a black hole is approaching the solar system, Earth's only hope is to abandon the Solarization Project and instead send Jupiter into the black hole. Dr. Honda must race to complete the new mission and save Earth before time runs out!
Enticed by the success of Star Wars, Toho decided to give Japan a space epic of their own. Emulating cinematography and special effects techniques pioneered in Star Wars and Stanley Kubrick's 2001, Sayonara Jupiter debuted in 1983 and became one of Japan's biggest blockbuster hits of the decade. Directed by Koji Hashimoto (Godzilla 1985) and featuring stunning special effects by Koichi Kawakita (Gunhed, Godzilla VS King Ghidorah), Sayonara Jupiter has maintained a devout cult following and inspired countless special effects creators worldwide!
Starring: Tomokazu Miura, Diane Dangely, Miyuki Ono, Rachel Huggett
Directed by: Sakyo Komatsu, Koji Hashimoto
Japanese Language And English Dub Version
Completely Restored And Remastered Video
About The Film
Making Of Special
Another Sayonara Jupiter
Color - NTSC - 5.1 Surround Sound - 140
Min - 1.85:1 Widescreen - Region 1 - 1983 - DVD-9 -
Release date: January 30, 2007