Latitude Zero ()

Ido zero daisakusen (original title)
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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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Dr. Ken Tashiro
Capt. Craig McKenzie / Cmdr. Glenn McKenzie
Dr. Malic / Lt. Hastings
Perry Lawton
Dr. Anne Barton
Masumi Okada ...
Dr. Jules Masson
Hikaru Kuroki ...
Capt. Kuroiga
Dr. Sugata
Wataru Ômae ...
Flying Lion / Giant Rat
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Dr. Okada
Mari Nakayama ...
Tsuruko Okada
Burr Middleton ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shigeo Katô ...
Marine observer
Akio Kusama ...
Marine Vessel scorer
Enver Altenbay ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Teruo Aragaki ...
Other Giant Rat (uncredited)
Kathy Horan ...
Correspondent of the base (uncredited)
Sir Maurice Poeley (uncredited)
Yoshio Katsube ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Peggy Neal ...
Correspondent of the base B. (uncredited)
Seiji Onaka ...
Sailor on escort ship (uncredited)
Yû Sekita ...
Bat Man / Seaman (uncredited)
Peter Williams ...
Shirtless man at resort. (uncredited)
Man with Gun (uncredited)

Directed by

Ishirô Honda

Written by

Warren Lewis ... (additional dialogue)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa ... (writer)
Ted Sherdeman ... (screenplay)
Ted Sherdeman ... (stories)

Produced by

Don Sharpe ... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka ... executive producer

Music by

Akira Ifukube

Cinematography by

Taiichi Kankura

Film Editing by

Ume Takeda

Production Design by

Takeo Kita
Mutsumi Toyoshima

Costume Design by

Linda Glazman
Kiichi Ichida

Production Management

Christian Alexander Morán ... post-production manager (as Christian Alexander Moran)
Yasuaki Sakamoto ... production manager
Eiji Tsuburaya ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Koji Hashimoto ... second assistant director
Yasuaki Sakamoto ... assistant director
Seiji Tani ... assistant director

Sound Department

Masao Fujiyoshi ... recording director
Sadamasa Nishimoto ... sound effects
Hisashi Shimonaga ... sound effects editor
Seiji Tani ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

Yukio Manoda ... special effects set decorator
Fumio Nakadai ... special effects scene manipulation
Teruyoshi Nakano ... assistant director of special effects
Eiji Tsuburaya ... director of special effects

Visual Effects by

Sadamasa Arikawa ... director of special effects photography
Sadao Iizuda ... optical photography
Kyuichirô Kishida ... special effects lighting
Yukio Manoda ... optical photographer
Fumio Nakadai ... optical photographer


Haruo Nakajima ... stunt choreographer / underwater stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Kiichi Onda ... lighting technician

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Plot Summary

An American photo-journalist accompanies two Japanese scientists in a bathysphere to study the Cromwell Current deep in the mid-Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, a volcano erupts at close hand. Shock waves from the vent tear the diving bell loose from its research ship. The three men are saved by a high-tech submarine, the Alpha. Unbelievably, its captain, Craig McKenzie, is more than 200 years old and the sub was launched in 1805. With the stranded research crew aboard, it heads for its home port in the underwater Utopian city, Latitude Zero. A rival 200-year-old scientist, Dr. Malic, sends his Black Shark sub after them. When he fails to destroy it before it reaches Latitude Zero's protective shell, he designs a plan to lure McKenzie out again. He captures Dr. Okada, a Japanese scientist bound for their Latitude Zero, to bait his trap. McKenzie must penetrate Malic's base on Blood Rock to free him and his daughter. Malic has a host of human/ animal hybrids waiting to greet the intruders. Written by Garon Smith

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Taglines Discover the incredible world of tomorrow... 15 miles straight down at LATITUDE ZERO See more »
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Also Known As
  • Latitude Zero (United States)
  • 緯度0大作戦 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Ido 0 daisakusen (Japan)
  • Atragon II (World-wide, English title)
  • Latitude Zero (United Kingdom)
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  • 89 min
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Trivia Lucretia, the evil Malic's companion, was played by 'Patricia Medina'. At the time this was filmed, she was married to Joseph Cotten who was playing good guy Captain Craig McKenzie. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993). 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 used by high-flying aircraft.
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