Friday, June 21, 2013

"Battle Of The Planets": The "Gatchaman" Trailer

Sneak Peek new live-action footage from Nikkatsu Productions' "Gatchaman", the feature length adaptation of the 1970's animated TV series "Battle Of The Planets".

In North America, the original "Battle of the Planets" animated series was produced in 1978  by Sandy Frank Entertainment, adapting the 1972 Japanese anime series "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman". 

Premise follows 'G-Force', 'Mark', 'Jason', 'Princess', 'Keyop' and 'Tiny', who protect Earth from planet 'Spectra' and other attacks from beyond space, led by the evil 'Zoltar' who receives orders from the wraith-like 'Luminous One'.

The main ship of the G-Force team is the 'Phoenix' deploying four smaller vehicles, including a futuristic race car with various hidden weapons, the 'galacti-cycle', the 'Space Bubble' all-terrain submersible tank and a futuristic jet fighter.

The G-Force team themselves use a combination of martial arts skills, ninja-like weapons and 'cerebonic' powers to dispatch enemy soldiers, in bird-like costumes with capes that fan out, enabling gliding from great heights.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Battle Of The Planets"...