Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late.... See full summary »
Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that ... See full summary »
Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late. As the effects of mankind's tampering of the earth - radioactive smog clouds, hideously mutated animals, destruction of the ozone layer - rage out of control, the world leaders hurtle blindly toward the final confrontation. Written by
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During the film's initial release, scenes (including the notorious climactic mutant scene and the cannibal attack in New Huinea) received hard criticism, so Toho ended up selling a cut version to overseas markets. The film showed up once on Japanese TV in early 1980 before being pulled from circulation altogether. Toho also tried to release the film to VHS and laserdisc in the late 1980s, but the release was canceled (although an employee released a print to the black market.) The film is not banned, as is often reported - Toho simply appears to be afraid of releasing it in Japan because of the offensive nature of several key scenes. Apparently the film is for sale to U.S. distributors for DVD release. It seems unlikely that a U.S. DVD, if produced, will include the original 114 minute Japanese cut. See more »
People don't watch Last Days of Planet Earth (American title) with the right mindset. It's a surreal, absurdist experience. It's a movie that works in the subconscious. What you see is not what you're suppose to feel or get. In other words, it's not only about the end of the world but much more. On face value, the film doesn't seem to make any sense but in your subconscious, it makes sense. Only after watching the whole film and mulling over it a day or two, that the film's real intent will creep in your mind and hit you, whether you like it or not (and most people don't like what it says about them or society, and so they're very negative towards it).
Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen is a masterpiece! A one of kind film experience. And the music score is one of the best I've ever heard.
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