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Latitude Zero (1969)

Ido zero daisakusen (original title)
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.

Director:

Ishirô Honda

Writers:

Warren Lewis (additional dialogue), Shin'ichi Sekizawa | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joseph Cotten ... Capt. Craig McKenzie / Cmdr. Glenn McKenzie
Cesar Romero ... Dr. Malic / Lt. Hastings
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Dr. Ken Tashiro
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Dr. Jules Masson
Richard Jaeckel ... Perry Lawton
Patricia Medina ... Lucretia
Tetsu Nakamura Tetsu Nakamura ... Dr. Okada
Mari Nakayama Mari Nakayama ... Tsuruko Okada
Akihiko Hirata ... Dr. Sugata
Wataru Ômae Wataru Ômae ... Kobo
Hikaru Kuroki Hikaru Kuroki ... Capt. Kuroiga
Linda Haynes ... Dr. Anne Barton
Susumu Kurobe ... Chen
Burr Middleton Burr Middleton ... Additional Voices (voice)
Haruo Nakajima ... Flying Lion / Giant Rat
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Storyline

A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.

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Discover the incredible world of tomorrow... 15 miles straight down at LATITUDE ZERO


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Latitude Zero See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(international) | (general release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After years of being dubbed, Akira Takarada and Akihiko Hirata are heard using their own voices to speak English in this film. See more »

Goofs

Obvious wires visible when the bat creature swoops down to attack the heroes during the climactic battle in the laboratory. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Craig McKenzie: [opening narration] Longitude 180 degrees, latitude zero. The Spring of 1969, the largest oceanographic ship in the world, the Japanese research vessel, "Fuji", has sailed eastwards from the Gilbert Islands to an area in the equatorial South Pacific to investigate and analyse what is known as the Cromwell Current, a sub-surface stream flowing eastwards from New Guinea to the coast of Ecuador. Why study it? Because, possibly, it can be used by submarines to increase speed, just as a jet stream is...
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Alternate Versions

The movie was actually shot entirely in English. This "international version" has a running time of 105 minutes. When it was released in the United States by National General Pictures, it was cut by six minutes. Although Toho's international version runs 105 minutes, its Japanese theatrical cut is just under 90 minutes long. All the dialogue is dubbed into Japanese. The film was also reedited in the 70s as part of Toho's Champion Festival. The international and Japanese cuts are available on DVD in the US. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The War in Space (1977) See more »

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Interesting Game
1 August 1999 | by jondunnSee all my reviews

I had a friend who would want to play the game 'Apartment Zero' which was his name for the game played by the characters in that movie. I would facetiously suggest that instead we play 'Latitude Zero'. The rules of Latitude Zero are: try to think of a 3rd person who was in the film Latitude Zero other than Cesar Romero and Joseph Cotten. ;)


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