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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  • Day of Resurrection (1980)
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  • Day of Resurrection (1980)

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Kinji Fukasaku


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

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29 March 2001 | vickiann
| English title "Virus" - Unexpectedly great
I was so impressed by this movie that I hunted for it on IMDB to place a comment. It boasts a stellar American cast in a delightfully international story. Rather than spoil it for a new viewer, I offer these two items of advice: 1) don't be put off by the occasionally over-the-top acting and 2) read ALL the credits at the end.

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Did You Know?


This film gained some international publicity when a Swedish ship, the M.S. Lindblad Explorer, transporting a production unit to Antartica for location shooting, struck a submerged reef and almost sank. Passengers were rescued by Chilean Navy ships.


President Richardson: I wanted my name to be entered into the history books, but I wanted it to be for something meaningful, something lasting. What could I have done that would have made the slightest damn bit of difference... wha... what could I have done?


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.

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.


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


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Adventure | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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