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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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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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863 people were not so lucky... they survived. See more »


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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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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 »

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It is highly improbable that any systems (even nuclear launch systems) could be still powered after a full year with out someone alive to maintain them. If all human operators would vanish from a nuclear power plant it is safe to assume that something bad would happen very soon. See more »

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Dr. Krause: You have a cold?
Big Man: Oh it is nothing.
Dr. Krause: If I were to open this ampoule to the air, you would be dead within three days.
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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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It has good acting, good story and decent production values to boot.
23 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Having read all the bad reviews this movie has received because of its poor videoquality and editing, I nonetheless bought it yesterday on DVD from a local store in Oslo. I just simply had to buy it in spite of the numerous warnings.

The reason is that I'm a huge fan of similar movies like The Andromeda Strain, The Satan Bug and the Cassandra Crossing which are all great.

Regarding the movie itself I was pleasantly surprised. It has good acting, good story and decent production values to boot. All the necessary ingredients for making a compelling movie.

Sadly this is ruined by an almost unviewable videoprint. It seems to me that the DVD-edition I bought used an old VHS videoprint as the source. The sound is equally bad.

Finally, some of the shorter prints of the film is plagued by abruptness. The version I acquired runs approx. 108 minutes. You get the feeling you've missed out on something. Nearing the end of the film one of the main characters returns from Washinghton to Antarctica. But we get no explanation as to how he made the journey. Which off course is a prudent question to ask, since in between his departure and arrival, a nuclear holocaust has transpired and several years have passed.

The longest version runs approx. 150 minutes. Hopefully I'll someday get my hands on that copy. And I urge everyone else to stay clear of the shorter prints and aim for the full 150 minute version instead.

Kind regards, Chris


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