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Release Date:
11 March 1965 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tadao Takashima ... Commercial Photographer Susumu Hatanaka
Yôko Fujiyama ... Makoto Jinguji, the Captain's Daughter
Yû Fujiki ... Yoshito Nishibe
Ken Uehara ... Retired Admiral Kusumi
Jun Tazaki ... Captain Hachiro Jinguji
Kenji Sahara ... Uoto Unno - Journalist / Mu Agent
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Detective Itô
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Tome 'Amano' Amanoshome
Akihiko Hirata ... Mu Agent #23
Hideyo Amamoto ... High Priest of Mu
Tetsuko Kobayashi ... Empress of Mu
Hisaya Itô ... Shindo, Kidnapped Scientist
Minoru Takada ... Government Official
Susumu Fujita ... Defense Commander
Ikio Sawamura ... Taxi Driver
Akemi Kita ... Rimako - Sneezing Model
Nadao Kirino ... Kidnapped Scientist
Tetsu Nakamura ... Warship Captain
Yukihiko Gondô ... Military Official
Yutaka Nakayama ... Sailor
Shin Ôtomo ... Government Official
Wataru Ômae ... Police Officer
Kôji Uno ... Police Officer
Shôichi Hirose ... Mu Henchman
Katsumi Tezuka ... Mu Henchman
Yutaka Oka ... Man on Bus
Yasuzô Ogawa ... Mu Henchman Beside High Priest of Mu
Sadako Amemiya ... Memoko - Girl in Susumu's Studio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osman Yusuf ... Muan Submarine Crewman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shigeru Komatsuzaki  novel "Kaitei okaku/The Undersea Kingdom"
Shunro Oshikawa  novel "Kaitei gunkan"
Shin'ichi Sekizawa  screenplay

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)
"Undersea Battleship" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
96 min | USA:89 min (English dubbed version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 »
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 Time Traveller (2010)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Japanese Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 29 January 2006
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

This is one of the better non-Godzilla films from the minds of Honda, Tanaka, Tsubaraya and Ifukube. Even though this film pretty much covers the same ground as they did in the Mysterians (even using some stock footage from that film), it still was a great film. The special effect's work by Tsubaraya has to rank as some of his best and the story is better than average for this type of film. I loved how they pretty much showed how tortured Jinguji was as he was torn between his loyalty to Japan, his love for his daughter and the needs of the world as they were being attacked by the Mu Empire. Also, in an interesting bit of casting, Akihiko Hirata and Kenji Sahara play villains instead of their normal heroic roles. It also was interesting that the threat to Earth in this film didn't come outer space but from beneath the ocean by one of the most legendary lost civilizations after Atlantis. This is definitely a great film.

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