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Kaitei gunkan (1963)


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Kaitei gunkan (1963)

Overview

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96 min (Japan)  22 December 1963 (Japan)

Library synopsis: [En] A Japanese version of the Atlantis myth, combined with monster and space movie elements, this picture marks a major development in the Japanese Science Fiction genre.Militarism had been represented explicity as impotent against foreign invasion or implicitly as responsible for the disasters that befall Japan in the shape of monsters unleashed by termonuclear explosions. Written by Phil Hardy

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Cult relevance index:  7.7 / 10

Gallery photos:40

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The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Science Fiction [UK / 1995] (bk)  |  Fant’Asia [Italy / July 1994] (bk)  |  Cine Fantástico y de Terror Japonés (1899-2001) [Spain / 2002] (bk)  |  Japanese Cinema Essential Handbook [USA / 1996](bk)  |  Cine Zine Zone [France / Nr. 82 - October 1994] (fz)

Toho Company

The Godzilla Chronicles – The History of Toho Fantastic Movies [Japan / 1999] |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 7 - 1993] (mg)  |  Introduction to Japanese Horror Film [UK / 2008] (bk)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 3 - 2005] (mg)  |  Godzilla King of the Monsters [USA / Vol. 1 - Nr. 22 - 22 May 1979] (cm)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005](mg)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 27 - 1998] (mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 25 - October 1973](mg)  | Quatermass [Spain / Special Nr. 7 - November 2001] (mg)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005] (mg)

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CertificationWest Germany:12
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Release dateJapan 22 December 1963 | Italy 1964 (Rome), 8 July 1966 (Palermo) (Politeama) | USA 11 March 1965 | West Germany 12 November 1965 | France 12 January 1966
Also known asKaitei gunkan Japan (original title) | Atragon Italy / USA | Agente 04 del imperio sumergido Spain | Ataragon Belgium (French title) | Atoragon: Flying Supersub (undefined) | Atragon, oi supermen ton thalasson Greece (reissue title) | Flying Supersub Atoragon (undefined) | Supermen enantion iptamenou ypovryhiou Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | U 2000 - Tauchfahrt des Grauens West Germany | Undersea Battleship International (literal title) (English title) | Atoragor, el super submarino atomico Mexico
Filming locationsJapan
Box office/businessCopyright Holder: ©1963 Toho Co., Ltd || Spain - Gross: € 73.505,55 (recalculed) | Admissions: 1.002.516
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Distribution companyTôhô K.K. (Japan) (theatrical) | American International Pictures (AIP) (1965) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | SIDIS (Italy) (theatrical) | Distribution Cinématographiques (France) (theatrical) | Trans Films (France) (theatrical) | Dolores Sostre Sobre (Spain) (theatrical) | Constantin (West Germany) (theatrical) | Anolis (Hardbox Series No. 10 - Cover A) (Germany) (DVD) | Anolis (Kaiju Classics) (Germany) (DVD) | Interfunk (Germany) (VHS) | Interfunk (Germany) (VHS) | Taurus (Germany) (VHS) | VPS (Glasbox) (Germany) (VHS) | VPS (Pappschuber) (Germany) (VHS) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 24.11.1998 (Germany) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 05.06.2004 (Germany) | Pay-TV: Premiere - P7 15.08.2003 (Germany) | Toho (Blu-ray Disc) (Japan) | Toho Video (Japan) | Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock (USA) (DVD) | Yamato Video (Italy) (VHS)
RuntimeJapan: 96 min | Italy: 90 min | France: 95 min | Spain: 90 min | USA: 89 min (English dubbed version)
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono | Color: Color (Eastmancolor) | Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 | Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory Ltd., Tokyo, Japan | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Tohoscope | Printed film format: 35 mm

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