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

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A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.

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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
Burr Middleton ...
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A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.

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Discover the incredible world of tomorrow... 15 miles straight down at LATITUDE ZERO


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26 July 1969 (Japan)  »

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After years of being dubbed, Akira Takarada and Akihiko Hirata are heard using their own voices to speak English in this film. See more »

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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 The War in Space (1977) See more »

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Irwin Allen's 1978 Captain Nemo Got A Few Ideas From This!
8 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Irwin Allen's 1978 Captain Nemo featured old time Hollywood stars - Jose Ferrer and Batman's Burgess Meredith - doing battle with each other in studio-tank-bound submarines with memorable music scoring the show. Latitude Zero (1969) has old time Hollywood stars - Cotten and Batman's Romero - doing battle with each other in studio-tank-bound submarines with memorable music scoring the show! However, the middle sections of Latitude Zero are set in an underwater city with no subs to be seen, but still, those early scenes of Zero are very Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea/Nemo-ish, in fact I almost felt like I discovered some long lost Irwin Allen production when recently viewing Latitude Zero for my first time!

The colourful lines given to Cotten and Romero are what stand out the most in my memory, the only real negative point of the film is the brain transplant scene which would disturb some kid viewers, this is a child-like film, did we need that moment of horror in it? Irwin Allen would not of done a "too grim" scene like that if he produced this movie. But the flying submarine would of thrilled Irwin...as would the explosions.

As for the submarines, we mostly see a small but flashy control room, the subs don't compare to the submarine Seaview, but the sub miniature effects of Latitude Zero are pleasing when shown with that loud music playing over it...and the acting from the leads is priceless (you will never think of Cotten the same way again).

This is a hard movie to get but I hear the film was released on DVD - somewhere - in 2006. Also, the film's music is on CD. Cotten would appear in Irwin Allen's City Beneath The Sea (1971) shortly after this, but sounding less thrilled than he was in Latitude Zero.


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