PG | | Adventure, Drama, Horror
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.
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.
Life is wonderful.
Upon entering the bunker, Yoshizumi watches in horror on several monitors as nuclear rockets launch all over the world. The footage on many of these monitors feature hand-held camera work. Due to the virus sweeping the world many months earlier, there would be no one alive at that point to be operating these cameras.
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.
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.
English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Russian
Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.