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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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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

His screenplay, based on his original stories, would be the last work in the film industry for Ted Sherdeman, ending a career in motion pictures that lasted about 20 years. 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 The War in Space (1977) See more »

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Bland and unremarkable.
21 December 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie only to make my Toho movie collection more complete. A very different Toho film, where we have actors Joseph Cotton and Akira Takarada as the leads, journeying into another world and another dimension below the sea, where everybody seemed to be living in peace. But, the peace is threaten by a mad scientist, played by Cesar Romero. Monsters appear in this film, in the form of gigantic rats and lions.

This movie is somewhat dull and not as exciting as earlier Toho sci-fi movies of the 60s. The monster scenes and human characters were dull. To the casual sci-fi viewer, this movie would probably be an OK viewing pleasure. But to the faithful Toho sci-fi fans, this movie does not quite cut it. It does have some action in it, but it is just a far departure from the usual Toho.

Grade D+


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