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Day of Resurrection (1980)

Fukkatsu no hi (original title)
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Kôji Takada (screenplay), Kinji Fukasaku (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masao Kusakari Masao Kusakari ... Dr. Shûzô Yoshizumi
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase ... Yasuo Tatsuno
Isao Natsuyagi ... Cmdr. Nakanishi (as Isao Natsuki)
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Dr. Yamauchi (as Sonny Chiba)
Kensaku Morita Kensaku Morita ... Ryûji Sanazawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Akimasa Matsuo
Haruki Kadokawa ... Team Member - Showa Station
Tadashi Takatsuki Tadashi Takatsuki ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Chû Takatsuki)
Takeshige Hatanaka Takeshige Hatanaka ... Team Member - Showa Station
Chikara Gonoue Chikara Gonoue ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Riki Gonoue)
Eiji Yuki Eiji Yuki ... Team Member - Showa Station
George Kennedy ... Adm. Conway
Bo Svenson ... Maj. Carter
Stephanie Faulkner Stephanie Faulkner ... Sarah Baker
Julie Khaner ... Secretary - Palmer Station
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Storyline

A US military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills almost the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists and military personnel in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the human population from further destruction. Written by P. Straatsma

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A story of survival and resurrection. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

26 June 1980 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The End See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film gained some international publicity when a Swedish ship, the M.S. Lindblad Explorer, transporting a production unit to Antartica for location shooting, struck a submerged reef and almost sank. Passengers were rescued by Chilean Navy ships. See more »

Goofs

Upon entering the bunker, Yoshizumi watches in horror on several monitors as nuclear rockets launch all over the world. The footage on many of these monitors feature hand-held camera work. Due to the virus sweeping the world many months earlier, there would be no one alive at that point to be operating these cameras. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Yoshizumi: Life is wonderful.
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Crazy Credits

The Japanese version mixes English and Japanese writing during the opening credit sequence. The English-speaking actors' names are in English and the Japanese cast and crew members' names are in Japanese. See more »

Alternate Versions

As of 2006, the full 155-minute version of this film is officially available on DVD in the United States. BCI Eclipse released the full Japanese version in anamorphic widescreen as part of their Sonny Chiba Action Pack, which also includes the films Golgo 13 and Bullet Train (which are also featured in anamorphic widescreen transfers). This release keeps an original Japanese title card and the Kadokawa logo before the film begins, which is something that the deluxe Japanese DVD set deletes (albeit, it is an inconsequential deletion). The BCI Eclipse release is not the butchered 108-minute cut. It is labeled on the box as the "Uncut International Version". See more »

Connections

References Earthquake (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are Love (Toujours Gai Mon Cher)
Music by Teo Macero
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian
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Too Close to the Truth
27 May 2017 | by nowegoSee all my reviews

Firstly let me say that this review is based on the full uncut 156 minute version of the movie.

After watching this I can see why it was a financial failure when it was released and did not get more publicity. It is easy to see that the powers that be in the US and other countries featured would have preferred it never be seen. Just too close to the truth of what has happened on a smaller scale more than once.

Ironic that a virus created by the US that kills almost everyone gets labeled Italian Flu. Do some real research of Spanish Flu that killed millions and you will know what I mean.

This is a movie full of big name actors of the time, but you need to see the uncut 156 minute version to do it justice. All of the big names perform their roles well and while being very bleak the movies gets the story across with appropriate use of subtitles.

Do not expect high end CGI or special effects, there are none, just a well put together movie that IMHO stands the test and is worth seeing some 35+ years later.

Probably one of the best Armageddon movies you will see if you are prepared to sit thought it. This is not a hollywoodised movie in any way.

Solid 8/10 for me, not sure I would watch it again though, a little bit too real for comfort.


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