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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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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

Although this was only special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya's next-to-last film, it was also not only his last sci-fi/fantasy film, but the last time he would work with director Ishirô Honda, with whom he worked on many of Toho's classic tokusatsu movies, including the Godzilla series. See more »

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The bat creatures' arms are connected to their wings. However in some shots (usually the ones require them to pick up or push someone) their arms and wings are suddenly separate appendages. 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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Best Thing Toho Has Ever Made!
14 April 2003 | by keviniodSee all my reviews

Nothing against Godzilla, but I think that this movie is Toho's best and very under rated. It's almost impossible to buy in North America. There is major high-tech sub action, multi-weapon gloves and really cool 60's sci-fi effects up the wazoo. The humor and acting are up to the usual Toho standards. If your vintage sci-fi nerd (like me), you'll love it!


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