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Latitude Zero (1969)

Ido zero daisakusen (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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 ...
Advisor
Hikaru Kuroki ...
Capt. Kroiga
Linda Haynes ...
Dr. Anne Barton
Susumu Kurobe ...
Chin
Burr Middleton ...
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Flying Lion / Giant Rat
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

26 July 1969 (Japan)  »

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Latitude Zero  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lucretia, the evil Malic's companion, was played by 'Patricia Medina'. At the time this was filmed, she was married to Joseph Cotten who was playing good guy Captain Craig McKenzie. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The War in Space (1977) See more »

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A funride for Jap monster movie lovers!
6 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Another memory from my childhood! I was about 7 or 8 years old when I saw this film and it really freaked me at this time! Recently, I watched "Ido zero daisakusen" again and it had great nostalgia-values!! Giant rats, bat-like creatures... this flick directed by Godzilla´s spiritual father Ishiro Honda has everything a great Japanese monster movie needs! Plus the great performances of Richard Jaeckel, who made some extraordinary alien-experiences in "The Green Slime" as well as Cesare Romero, unforgettable as sneering bad guy Joker in the 1960s Batman-series! The biggest surprise however was the appearance of Joseph Cotten, an actor that also starred in the Orson Welles-classic "Citizen Kane" or Carol Reed´s "The 3rd Man"... so he´s next to Russ Tamblyn or Raymond Burr a further US-actor who can add a Japanese Sci-fi movie to his filmography. "Atragon II" may be a little bit cheesy compared to nowaday´s standard (Which Asian monster flick from those days is not?!?), but all the multimillion Dollar CGI-F/X can´t deal with the great naive charm this film delivers! A cult classic!!!


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