Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Horror


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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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Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Kôji Takada (screenplay), Kinji Fukasaku (screenplay), Gregory Knapp (screenplay), Sakyo Komatsu (novel)

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23 July 2002 | christgla
It has good acting, good story and decent production values to boot.
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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Trivia

General Garland (Henry Silva), who was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was shown wearing five stars in his uniform, it is a mark that Garland was General of the Army. The last real-life United States Army five-star General was Omar Bradley, who was also Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Quotes

Dr. Krause: Unless a way is found to neutralize this monster, we are left with a doomsday weapon.
Spy Z: Which means a weapon that would never be used.
Dr. Krause: By a rational man, but any student of history can tell you that a rational mind is not always a prerequisite to a ...


Goofs

The backpack radio shown could not transmit up an elevator shaft and then far enough downstream to reach a submerged sub.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

The original Japanese version ran a length of 155 minutes. The US version runs a length of about 108 minutes. The film has been even cut down as far as 101 minutes. Most of the footage in Japan (in Japanese with English subtitles) was eliminated from the American cut, leaving the American "disaster stalwarts" like George Kennedy, Chuck Connors and Robert Vaughn to take up most of this cut. Spoiler Alert: The 102-minute even totally deletes the film's notorious post-apocalyptic "trek south" sequences, rather ending when the world is destroyed by the nuclear weapons.


Soundtracks

You Are Love (Toujours Gai Mon Cher)
Music by
Teo Macero
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian

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Genres

Adventure | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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