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

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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

Haruki Kadokawa was the heir to a major publishing empire. He entered the film business in the mid-1970s with some high-profile features. This was to be his big breakthrough in the international market. He tried to ensure its success by casting some US stars and doing major international promotion (under the international title "Virus"). However, the film was a major flop. Although it may have had some special showings in the US, it did not receive a general release. It was sold directly to pay-TV in an edited 108-minute version. 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 »

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References Earthquake (1974) See more »

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You Are Love (Toujours Gai Mon Cher)
Music by Teo Macero
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian
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Probably the greatest disaster movie of all time!
14 August 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie! I was fortunate enough to have seen this one of a kind film twice when it was shown in a Japanese TV station a year ago. I didn't seem to care at first because it was in Japanese and I don't understand it, but somehow I didn't turn the channel cause the film suddenly showed me these actors like Robert Vaughn in the White House. It seemed peculiar, and the movie looked very apocalyptic, like something really awful is going to happen. Riots and people suddenly dying.

This movie is awesome, one of a kind, artistic, just so in many great ways to describe it. Be warned though the UK version of Fukkatso No Hi aka Virus, aka Day of Resurrection, aka The End, is cut severely to meet western standards so avoid that version. Japanese version is the best. This movie is amazing, nothing like it.


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