“It’s awfully hard to resist a film that marries Atomic Age paranoia and optimism with Kurosawa’s signature post-modern, atmosphere-intensive style.” - RogerEbert.com
“a sincere inquiry into what exactly humanity stands to lose in the face of its looming extinction.” - LA Times
“Kurosawa remains one of Japan’s foremost auteurs working today.” - The Cinessential
Three aliens travel to Earth on a mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob their hosts of the very essence of their being, leaving psychological and spiritual devastation in their wake.