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Day of Resurrection (1980)

Fukkatsu no hi (original title)
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
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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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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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

The Chilean Navy gave strong support in filming this movie. The two submarines that appear in some scenes are in fact the same one, the CNS Simpson. See more »

Goofs

Purportedly a version of this film begins with the submarine Nereid visiting Japan, allowing Yoshizumi a last look at his homeland. The trip does not fit in with the sequence this scene fits into, in which the sub is on a desperate race against time from Antarctica to Washington, DC to deactivate a doomsday device. It is improbable that the sub would detour to the other side of the world for nostalgic reasons. However, the extended (Japanese) version begins with a flash-forward to Dr. Yoshizumi walking down to Patagonia and his last trip in the Nereid takes the direct route from Palmer Station to Washington, DC. 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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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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