The X from Outer Space (宇宙大怪獣ギララ?, Uchū Daikaijū Girara, Lit. Giant Space Monster Guilala) is a 1967 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Shochiku Company Ltd. It was released to Japanese theaters on March 25, 1967, and to American television syndication via American International Television in 1968.
The X From Outer Space was released in Japan on 25 March 1967. The X From Outer Space was never released theatrically in the United States, and was released directly to television by American International Television in 1968.
The Criterion Collection released The X from Outer Space on DVD in a compilation titled When Horror Came to Shochiku through their Eclipse label. The DVD offers both a dubbed and subtitled version of the film. The box set was released on November 20, 2012.
Film historian Chuck Stephens described the film as having "a well-deserved reputation as one of the silliest—and, as a consequence, most beloved—rubber-suit monster movies ever made." Sight & Sound described the film as a "harebrained kaiju epic" that was "Cheesy, rich in comic non sequiturs and scored with an unpredictable mishmash of 1960s pop and bossa nova, X fits comfortably into one's stoned best-bad-movie rental evening."