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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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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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Autumn 1982: Mankind has been wiped out except 863 persons on Antarctica. 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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1.85 : 1
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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

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

Ensign Smirnov - Submarine T232: I have a responsibility to my men!
Captain McCloud - HMS Nereid: You have a higher responsibility.
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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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Big Budget Japanese film edited down
20 April 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This was the most expensive Japanese film of the time. The film didn't get any USA booking and played straight to cable before landing to video. In fact, several public domain labels now carry the film, when the film actually have a copyright! I saw both version of the film, and I think the uncut version is the best. A deadly virus is loose and wipes out all the U.S. population except for a group of people in Arctic. Most of the Japanese plotline was edited out, making the early stage of the film choppy in the US version. In fact, the end was also changed. Good American and Japanese cast supported by Canadian cast. But several actors like Ken Ogata (of MISHIMA fame) and Sonny Chiba still had little to do in the long version of this film. So I suspect a longer print might have been made. There was reports that a big accident happen on the set back then and several crew was killed.


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