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Atragon (1963)
"Kaitei gunkan" (original title)

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Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers. Also, former admiral Kosumi is nearly kidnapped along with his secretary, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadao Takashima ...
Commercial Photographer Susumu Hatanaka
Yôko Fujiyama ...
Makoto Jinguji, the Captain's Daughter
Yû Fujiki ...
Yoshito Nishibe
Kenji Sahara ...
Uoto Unno - Journalist / Mu Agent
Ken Uehara ...
Retired Admiral Kusumi
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Detective Itô
Jun Tazaki ...
Captain Hachiro Jinguji
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Tome 'Amano' Amanoshome
Akihiko Hirata ...
Mu Agent #23
Hideyo Amamoto ...
High Priest of Mu
Susumu Fujita ...
Defense Commander
Minoru Takada ...
Government Official
Hisaya Itô ...
Shindo, Kidnapped Scientist
Ikio Sawamura ...
Taxi Driver
Tetsuko Kobayashi ...
Empress of Mu
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Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers. Also, former admiral Kosumi is nearly kidnapped along with his secretary, and goddaughter, Makoto Jinguji. The kidnap attempt is thwarted by photographer Susumu Hatanaka and his assistant Yoshito Nishibe. It is later revealed the Mu Empire, which disappeared 12,000 years earlier, are responsible for all the occurrences and are planning to invade the surface world to reclaim their supposed colonies. Also, the Muans manage to steal the I-403 submarine from embittered Captain Jinguji, Makoto's father, and in the process steal the plans for and even greater sub, Atragon (aka Gotengo). As the attacks by the Muans increase the world anxiously asks Jinguji for his help, even his daughter Makoto makes an impassioned plea for him to join the fight against Mu. Unfortunately, Jinguji is still bitter about the defeat of Japan in World War II and won't help. However, the fight becomes ... Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Trivia

The role of Jinguji was written for Toshirô Mifune, but his prior commitment to Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965) made it impossible for him to participate. See more »

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In some of the scenes were Atragon (aka. Gotengo) is flying, the strings holding the model are visible. See more »

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Captain Hachiro Jinguji: Let her go. Let her die with her nation.
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Referenced in Destroy All Monsters (1968) See more »

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Awesome 60's film
16 March 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA USA) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome film that is worth seeing if you like sci-fi films about evil civilizations trying to take over the world. The films music (Akira Ifukube) is one of his best scores (my opinion) and is well acted. Before I first saw it, I thought it would be like the corny Godzilla films of the seventies featuring kids or kid themes, but it wasn't. This is a drama and not a comedy. Even if you have never seen this type of movie before, it is definately worth your time seeing.


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