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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Kinji Fukasaku


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

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8 May 2002 | lacarcagne
| Look For The Long Version
I have always loved this movie since I first saw it in the eighties but have been stuck with the shorter (105 or 115 minute)American versions. I finally found a full, 156 minute, version last year and it really makes a difference. As is the case with most Japanese movies edited for America, from Gojira to the present, they have a tendency to take out the poignant parts and edit so that some of the original plot points are completely lost. Here you gain more scenes at the Japanese base camp with them dealing with the loss of their families back home and a really powerful scene when they contact a young American boy by short-wave that has lost his parents. There are also more scenery-chewing scenes with some of the leads, especially with Henry Silva going way over the top. If you like the movie, this version is definitely worth looking for.

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Did You Know?


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.


Yoshizumi: 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.

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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