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Day of Resurrection (1980)

Fukkatsu no hi (original title)
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masao Kusakari ... Dr. Shûzô Yoshizumi
Tsunehiko Watase ... Yasuo Tatsuno
... Cmdr. Nakanishi (as Isao Natsuki)
... Dr. Yamauchi (as Sonny Chiba)
Kensaku Morita ... Ryûji Sanazawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Akimasa Matsuo
... Team Member - Showa Station
Tadashi Takatsuki ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Chû Takatsuki)
Takeshige Hatanaka ... Team Member - Showa Station
Chikara Gonoue ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Riki Gonoue)
Eiji Yuki ... Team Member - Showa Station
... Adm. Conway
... Maj. Carter
Stephanie Faulkner ... Sarah Baker
... Secretary - Palmer Station
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Storyline

A US military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills almost the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists and military personnel in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the human population from further destruction. Written by P. Straatsma

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26 June 1980 (Japan)  »

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Day of Resurrection  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Haruki Kadokawa was the heir to a major publishing empire. He entered the film business in the mid 1970s with some high-profile features. This was to be his big breakthrough in the international market. He tried to ensure its success by casting some U.S. stars and doing major international promotion (under the international title "Virus"). However, the film was a major flop. Although it may have had some special showings in the U.S., it did not receive a general release. It was sold directly to pay television in an edited one hundred eight-minute version. See more »

Goofs

The chamber where the ARS is located is reached by Yoshizumi and Carter simply blowing two doors open with plastique and climbing down an elevator shaft. A chamber containing a doomsday device probably contains more elaborate security features, such as blast doors. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Rankin: At the moment, we don't have a credible deterent in the United States arsenal.
Dr. Ed Meyer: At the moment, we are capable not only of reducing each other to rubble, but of reducing the rubble to rubble!
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The Japanese version mixes English and Japanese writing during the opening credit sequence. The English-speaking actors' names are in English and the Japanese cast and crew members' names are in Japanese. See more »

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References Earthquake (1974) See more »

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You Are Love (Toujours Gai Mon Cher)
Music by Teo Macero
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian
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Cold War enemies have to team up to survive.
27 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

It was 17 years ago (1983) that I watched this movie as a new release in Guadalajara, Mexico. I was 15 years old and I still remember it well. That is how much it moved me.

What if a man made military virus killed off the world except for the coldest place on Mother Earth? What if (at the height of the Cold War) Cold War enemies had to team up to survive? What if the few hundred men and women left in the world had to procreate mankind? Further (and what makes me remember this movie), how do they handle a new threat to their lives?

I strongly recommend this movie.


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