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Day of Resurrection (1980)

Fukkatsu no hi (original title)
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

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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
Tadashi Takatsuki ...
Team Member - Showa Station (as Chû Takatsuki)
Takeshige Hatanaka ...
Team Member - Showa Station
Chikara Gonoue ...
Team Member - Showa Station (as Riki Gonoue)
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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

26 June 1980 (Japan)  »

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Day of Resurrection  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Interior shots for the two submarines were filmed aboard the Canadian submarine HMCS Okanagan. One of her officers also has a small role in the film. See more »

Goofs

Upon entering the bunker, Yoshizumi watches in horror on several monitors as nuclear rockets launch all over the world. The footage on many of these monitors feature hand-held camera work. Due to the virus sweeping the world many months earlier, there would be no one alive at that point to be operating these cameras. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Krause: Unless a way is found to neutralize this monster, we are left with a doomsday weapon.
Spy Z: Which means a weapon that would never be used.
Dr. Krause: By a rational man, but any student of history can tell you that a rational mind is not always a prerequisite to a position of power.
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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 »

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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