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Day of Resurrection (1980)
"Fukkatsu no hi" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Horror  |  26 June 1980 (Japan)
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A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masao Kusakari ...
Dr. Shûzô Yoshizumi
Tsunehiko Watase ...
Yasuo Tatsuno
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Cmdr. Nakanishi (as Isao Natsuki)
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Dr. Yamauchi (as Sonny Chiba)
Kensaku Morita ...
Ryûji Sanazawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Akimasa Matsuo
Haruki Kadokawa ...
Team Member - Showa Station
Chû Takatsuki ...
Team Member - Showa Station
Takeshige Hatanaka ...
Team Member - Showa Station
Riki Gonoue ...
Team Member - Showa Station
Eiji Yuki ...
Team Member - Showa Station
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Adm. Conway
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Maj. Carter
Stephanie Faulkner ...
Sarah Baker
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Secretary - Palmer Station
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A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the planet from further destruction. Written by P. Straatsma

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Who will inherit the Earth? See more »


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26 June 1980 (Japan)  »

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Day of Resurrection  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film gained some international publicity when a Swedish ship, the MS Lindblad Explorer, transporting a production unit to Antartica for location shooting, struck a submerged reef and almost sank. Passengers were rescued by Chilean navy ships. See more »

Goofs

The ARS (a device that launches many nuclear missiles in retaliation to a strike) is activated by one man pushing a few buttons. Devices that launch nuclear missiles are normally (and believably) portrayed as requiring launch codes, special keys and the authorization of at least two people. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Yoshizumi: Life is wonderful.
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Crazy Credits

The Japanese version mixes English and Japanese writing during the opening credit sequence. The English-speaking actors' names are in English and the Japanese cast and crew members' names are in Japanese. See more »

Connections

References Earthquake (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are Love (Toujours Gai Mon Cher)
Music by Teo Macero
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian
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Great Movie, if you can find a real copy
7 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Like others have said, most copies are incomplete, and a bit lost.

The one I got from Amazon a couple years ago is missing many scenes. Most importantly the last one (referred to in the opening, so that it no longer makes any sense).

To make it worse, the sound is like an 8 track in a noisy 68 Pontiac!

The original is one of my favorite movies. Well done, good story, wish I could find it!


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