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....
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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
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The film was never given an official home video release in Eastern Europe (primarily Ukraine and Russia), due to the protests of Chernobyl survivors. See more »
[after the war, a barren Earth]
Even if all human life is destroyed, the Earth will remain. Time will pass over our ruined lands... Little will change for centuries...
[pans across a flattened and devastated Japan]
Boso Peninsula... Kuju Park... Chiba... Kanto Plain... Tokyo Bay... where Tokyo once was...
[the camera pans among the cracked wasteland of Tokyo]
The splendor of many beautiful maidens... Never again will they be so bright... The flesh will be peeled back from the bone... And strange ...
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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 »
There are three versions of Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen that are known to exist:
The original Japanese release, "Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen" (literal translation: "Great Prophecies of Nostradamus", which ran at about 114 minutes. After the film was banned in Japan, this version was only shown once on Japanese television in the early 1980's and has since been unavailable except by obtaining copies via the grey market.
The second version, titled "Catastrophe 1999: Prophecies of Nostradamus" was an English-dubbed variant of "Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen", but was shorn of some 25 minutes of footage. The excised footage consisted of mainly dialogue scenes, but the original prologue and ending were trimmed greatly or excised altogether. The only known release of this variant is a long out-of-print Danish video release, which runs at about 90 minutes (PAL speed).
The third, and possibly most familiar variant is titled "The Last Days of Planet Earth". This version was for American television showings and was prepared by United Productions of America. For this particular release, the film was cut even further. It actually added an annoying narrator commenting on the events, replacing the original accompanying female voice reading from Nostradamus' predictions. It is this version that has been circulating on video and TV in the United States. Running time: 88 minutes (without commercials)
I remember seeing Catastrophe 1999: Prophecy of Nostradamus (or on Brasil TV, Catástrofe: Palavra do Nostradamus) when I was a little kid, and every time something happened, like Mutants on the attack or cataclysms would happen, I remembered running from the room, screeching at the top of my lungs, heading for my bedroom closet! I swear, my sister is sucha psyco for showing me this film when I was at an under ripe early age.
Forget Stephen King! I think the people whom worked on Catastrophe 1999 could just be a great creep out, despite some dated themes..... ...whew, that was a bit melodramatic *heh heh*
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