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Director:
Writers:
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (screenplay)
Shunrô Oshikawa (novel) ...
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Release Date:
11 March 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ride the JUGGERNAUT of destruction from the depths of the Seven Seas to the Outer Limits of Space! See more »
Plot:
Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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good spy-monster 60ish movie See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Akemi Kita ... Rimako - Sneezing Model
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Nadao Kirino ... Kidnapped Scientist
Shin Ôtomo ... Government Official
Haruya Sakamoto
Tetsu Nakamura ... Warship Captain
Yutaka Nakayama ... Sailor
Mitsuo Tsuda
Kôji Uno ... Police Officer
Sadako Amemiya ... Memoko - Girl in Susumu's Studio
Rinsaku Ogata
Hideo Ôtsuka
Yutaka Oka ... Man on Bus
Yukihiko Gondô ... Military Official
Shôichi Hirose ... Mu Henchman
Katsumi Tezuka ... Mu Henchman
Takuzô Kumagai (as Jirô Kumagai)
Yasuzô Ogawa ... Mu Henchman Beside High Priest of Mu
Shirô Tsuchiya
Wataru Ômae ... Police Officer
Toshio Miura
Masayoshi Kawabe
Hiroshi Akitsu
Hideo Shibuya
Keisuke Yamada
Shinjirô Hirota
Keisuke Yamaji
Kuniyoshi Kashima
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osman Yusuf ... Muan Submarine Crewman (uncredited)

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (screenplay)

Shunrô Oshikawa (novel "Kaitei gunkan")

Shigeru Komatsuzaki  novel "Kaitei okaku/The Undersea Kingdom"

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Ryôhei Fujii 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Kajita .... chief assistant director
 
Art Department
Shigeru Komatsuzaki .... conceptual artist
 
Sound Department
Minoru Kaneyama .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Teruyoshi Nakano .... assistant director of special effects
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects set direction
 
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects photography
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Yukio Manoda .... special effects camera assistant
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... matte photography
Sokei Tomioka .... director of special effects photography
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter (USA release)
James H. Nicholson .... presenter (USA release)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaitei gunkan" - Japan (original title)
"Atoragon" - Japan (English title) (promotional title)
"Undersea Battleship" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
94 min | USA:89 min (English dubbed version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was Toho's big New Year's release for 1964.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In some of the scenes were Atragon (aka. Gotengo) is flying, the strings holding the model are visible.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Hachiro Jinguji:Let her go. Let her die with her nation.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Godzilla: Kaijuu Daikessen (1994) (VG)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
good spy-monster 60ish movie, 14 December 2005
Author: r-c-s from Italy

This movie succeeds where many typical Japanese monster movies fail. The plot is thick and evolves into some sort of spy story about a renegade, long lost naval officer, whose daughter is in the custody of his former commanding officer who -in turn- has kept silent about him for 20 years. On top of that, some mysterious submarine empire wants to conquer earth, and demands that said lost officer be handed over, in addition to the latter's brainchild, a powerful submarine. The renegade is now assembling his submarine on a remote island with a garrison of left over soldiers & natives, hoping to win WWII in the 60's. Such submarine ( the 60'ish version of GOTENGO in final wars, again coming in the 70's Tsuburaya production "I-zenborg" ) is the last hope for humankind. The plot -as said- is unexpectedly solid, a cut above most monster movies, and adds drama and spy story in a credible fashion. Of course that's from the Godzilla crew, so we have to adjust our expectations period & genre-wise. Trademarks abound, EG the submarine invaders look like the "savages" on the Mothra island: they just wave spears & dance around pseudo-Egyptian monuments.Overall a cut above the usual man-in-suit smashing cartonbox miniatures movie and without too many bond movie cloned moments.

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