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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 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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A story of survival and resurrection. 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 »

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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

Dr. Krause: You have a cold?
Big Man: Oh it is nothing.
Dr. Krause: If I were to open this ampoule to the air, you would be dead within three days.
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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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Only Full Length Version is Worth Watching
3 May 2003 | by (Charlottesville, VA) – See all my reviews

I saw the original one in cinema when it first came out in 1980 in Japan. Great adaptation of an original novel by Sakyo Komatsu. It was an epic of more than two hours, which shook my youthful soul with the power of love.

I was flabbergasted by how this epic was mutilated when I saw it again in video in USA. The one you can see in USA has no resemblance to the original version, where, I recall, much longer portion of the film was spent describing "the walk". Also all the episodes in Japan were omitted, so most of the Japanese characters in Antarctica made no sense. In a nutshell, the "American" version only talks about American people, so there is really only half the story left in the film. If you can get the original version, it is a very emotional film, 8/10. The "American" version is not worth anything, 4/10.




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