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Latitude Zero (1969)
"Ido zero daisakusen" (original title)

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Capt. Craig McKenzie / Cmdr. Glenn McKenzie
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Dr. Malic / Lt. Hastings
Akira Takarada ...
Dr. Ken Tashiro
Masumi Okada ...
Dr. Jules Masson
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Perry Lawton
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Lucretia
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Dr. Okada
Mari Nakayama ...
Tsuruko Okada
Akihiko Hirata ...
Dr. Sugata
Wataru Ômae ...
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Hikaru Kuroki ...
Capt. Kroiga
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Dr. Anne Barton
Susumu Kurobe ...
Chin
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Trivia

The character Perry Lawton brought back 600 carats (just over 1/4 pound) of diamonds from the underwater city. Even if all the diamonds were industrial grade, this was a great fortune. See more »

Goofs

Obvious wires visible when the bat creature swoops down to attack the heroes during the climactic battle in the laboratory. See more »

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Referenced in Wakusei daisenso (1977) See more »

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Sushi Sci-Fi with an American Twist
11 January 2002 | by (Boulder City) – See all my reviews

As was the norm in the 60's, Japanese filmmakers used old-time American actors to help market their films in the US and Europe. Such Hollywood classics such as Raymond Burr ("Godzilla"), Nick Adams and Robert Horton ("The Green Slime") made a second career by appearing in Japanese sci -fi.

Joseph Cotton ("Citizen Kane"), Cesar Romero (TV "Batman's" original Joker) and Richard Jaeckel ("The Dirty Dozen", "Spenser:For Hire", "The Green Slime"), were another three who appeared in this offbeat blend of sci-fi and fantasy.

Cotten has his hands full as a Captain Nemo-esque commander of the super sub Alpha (an odd coincidence, since he later played the famous submariner in MGM's "Captain Nemo and the Underwater City"), fighting against a mad scientist (Romero) with a penchant for splicing together mutant creatures to rule the world. Jaeckel plays the reporter tossed into this crazy conflict, which has little or no plot or character development, but is just your average no-brainer popcorn flick perfect for the fanboy in all of us.

A strange twist was the marketing of this film as a sequel to the live action version of the anime movie "Atragon", another super sub movie that bears absolutely no resemblance in design or plot to "Latitude Zero".


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