Message From Space - also directed by Kinji Fukasaku, best known for his terrific Yakuza Papers films and/ or Battle Royale (or maybe for his contributions to Tora! Tora! Tora!) - sounds from the Wikipedia entry, where it is being described as a "Japanese Star Wars," like it might just be a whole heck of a lot of fun. Available from Shout! Factory this Tuesday (and yes, Videomatica has it on order).