Oh, my gosh!
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I am currently watching an old Japanese movie on the free movie channel site tubitv.com. It’s called (in English) Virus (Day of Resurrection) and it dates from the early 1980s, if not earlier. A horrible virus is released on the world (in this case, originating from a research lab in Leipzig, East Germany) and some of the survivors are on a submarine in the Antarctic. The Japanese newspaper headlines are some of the headlines that are being used in Japan today– for example, 新型ウイルス. (“New type of virus”). There are even “newspaper reports” of “high fatality rates” in Italy! The cast includes notable American actors such as Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Glenn Ford, and Chuck Connors. The theme song is sung by Janis Ian. It’s mostly in English, but not subtitled, so if you need any help with the Japanese (or even German), let me know.
May 30, 2020 at 1:40 AM #320455PasticheParticipant
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More info on movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080768/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
May 30, 2020 at 6:55 PM #320683GryneosParticipant
Publication date _ 1980-06-26
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Virus (Fukkatsu no hi 復活の日), literally Day of Resurrection is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. The movie starred Masao Kusakari, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Chuck Connors, Olivia Hussey, Edward James Olmos, Ken Ogata, Sonny Chiba and Glenn Ford. The film is notable for being the most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time. -WikipediaDVD ripped from is BCI Cat.No. 47207-9-1, region 1. De-interlaced. srt English subtitle for non-english portions has been muxed into the mkv file.~~~~~
- Topics _ virus, kinji fukasaku, japanese, japanese film, japanese movie, sonny chiba, apocalypse, post apocalyptic
~~~~~Addeddate _ 2011-05-29 05:12:26
- Ia_orig__runtime – 156 minutes 15 seconds
- Identifier – VirusFukkatsuNoHi1980
- Identifier-ark – ark:/13960/t0200f63x
- Run time – 2:36:15
- Year – 1980
Who are you? | What do you want? | Why are you here? | Where are you going? | Do you have anything worth living for? | Who do you serve and who do you trust?
May 31, 2020 at 12:48 AM #320788ArtfromArkParticipant
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I showed the opening credits and bits of the movie to one of my ESL students, and she recognized a lot of the Japanese names, even though she was born after the movie came out. She was really amazed at how some of the events in that 40-year-old movie mirrored events of today. At least Tokyo has fared relatively well during all this, no decomposing bodies in the streets so far!
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