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Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late.... See full summary »

Directors:

Toshio Masuda, Shûe Matsubayashi (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Michel de Nostredame (book) (as Michel de Notredame), Ben Gotô (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Tanba ... Dr. Nishiyama
Toshio Kurosawa Toshio Kurosawa ... Akira Nakagawa
Kaoru Yumi Kaoru Yumi ... Mariko Nishiyama
Yôko Tsukasa ... Nobuo Nishiyama
Katsuhiko Sasaki Katsuhiko Sasaki ... Yoshihama - Assistant to Nishiyama
Akihiko Hirata ... Environmental Scientist 1
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Environmental Scientist 2
Takashi Shimura ... Pediatrician
Sô Yamamura ... Prime Minister Kuroki
Tappei Shimokawa Tappei Shimokawa ... Captain of Defense Forces
Mizuho Suzuki ... Director General of Environment Agency
Katsu Ryûzaki Katsu Ryûzaki
Kazuo Katô Kazuo Katô ... The Scholar
Taketoshi Naitô Taketoshi Naitô ... Chief Cabinet Secretary
Jun Hamamura ... Kida
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Storyline

Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late. As the effects of mankind's tampering of the earth - radioactive smog clouds, hideously mutated animals, destruction of the ozone layer - rage out of control, the world leaders hurtle blindly toward the final confrontation. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In 1999 all the human beings will be dead. We have only 25 years of great fear remaining. This motion picture is the incredible fruit of the most advanced scientific mind and limitless imagination. [English translation of Japanese tagline.] See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Was the highest-grossing domestic release of its year. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Century 10, Prophecy 98. The splendor of many beautiful maidens... never again will they be so bright.
[repeated as the young couples commit ritual suicide by driving off cliffs]
Narrator: The splendor of many beautiful maidens... never again will they be so bright.
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Crazy Credits

Closing title card reads: The story you have just seen was a work of fiction. The events it portrayed, however, may take place in our world. It's up to you to take action to ensure the these events do not come to pass... See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-released in Japan, but with 90 minutes cut out this time. Also available on VCD in Hong Kong and Korea, but at the original running time and un-cut. See more »

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Referenced in Fungus (2019) See more »

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Not nearly as bad as most people think
18 July 2001 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

I think the main reason a lot of folks look at Last Days of Planet Earth as a bad movie is that it really is a "message" picture...and a Japanese message picture at that. Message pictures really don't hold up well outside the era they were filmed in.

The early seventies were filled with doom & gloom films like this...look at Toho's own Godzilla Vs. the Smog Monster. This movie is wreathed in the prophecies of Nostradamus as well, so you can fit a whole lot of "message" in.

The film has a lot of good shots and some good SFX (the reflected city and the final apocalyptic scene are both well executed), but the US dialogue track makes the whole thing sound pretty lame. I'd love to see a subtitled version of it to see what the picture really was supposed to be about.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of Planet Earth See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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