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When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ... See full summary »
In the original Japanese version, after the stock shots of the hydrogen bomb tests, the title, cast and credits are matted over shots of the "ghost ship" in Tokyo Bay. For the U.S. English dubbed version, the title, cast and credits are matted over a shot of an H-Man in the sewer system. Since there are fewer cast and credits on screen in the U.S. version, Masaru Sato's opening score was skillfully edited into a shorter version.
If man perishes from the face of the Earth, due to the effects of hydrogen bombing, it is possible that the next ruler of our planet may be The H-Man.
Halfway through the movie, the H-Man is attacking one man on the ground while another man & woman watch. As the 1st man is almost dissolved, the 2nd man fires his gun 3 times based on the audio effects but there is visual smoke for just the first two shots.
In an unusual move, Columbia Pictures did not matte the English "The End" over the final shot. It appears in Japanese as it did in the original Japanese version.
For the original U.S. theatrical and television syndication prints, "The End" appears in its original Japanese. When Columbia finally released this film on DVD as part of a three film Toho Collection, the final seconds were replaced with a title card that read "The End" in English. When it was re-released on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment as part of the "Vintage Sci-Fi" six film set, the final seconds were restored to the original Japanese footage.