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Sekai daisensô (1961)


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Sekai daisensô (1961)

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110 min (Japan)  8 October 1961 (Japan)

Library synopsis: [En] The two superpowers have nuclear missiles targeted on each other’s cities and could wipe out the world at the push of a button. Accidents and false alarms in nuclear bases, together with an increase in tension and crises in various contentious areas of the world, make World War III seem imminent. Written by Phil Hardy

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Cult relevance index:  6.0 / 10

Note:  Featured in Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon (1965), Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974).  |  Remade as Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974).

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Essential inner links and references

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 8 October 1961 | USA 8 January 1967
Also known as(literal English title) The Great World War | The Last War | France La dernière guerre de l'apocalypse | Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) O teleftaios polemos | Italy (TV title) L'ultima guerra | West Germany Todesstrahlen aus dem Weltall | World-wide (English title) The Last War
Filming locationsJapan
Box office/businessCopyright Holder: ©1961 Toho Co., Ltd
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Distribution companyToho Company (1961) (Japan) (theatrical) | Medallion Pictures (USA) (all media) (dubbed) | Nihon Eiga Satellite Broadcasting (2012) (Japan) (TV) | Toho Company (2004) (Japan) (DVD) | Video Gems (USA) (video) | MIG / EuroVideo (Science Fiction Classic Box) (Germany) (DVD) | MIG / EuroVideo (Science Fiction Classic Box) (NA) (Germany) (DVD) | Action Video (Germany) (VHS) | Dr. Dressler GMBH (Germany) (VHS) | Pront Video (Germany) (VHS) | Royal Video / Loyal Video (Germany) (VHS) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 17.02.2002 (Germany) | Free-TV: PRO 7 25.02.1991 (Germany) | Free-TV: Tele Med 198? (Italy)
RuntimeJapan: 110 min | USA: 79 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording) | Color: Color | Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 | Negative Format: 35 mm | Cinematographic Process: Tohoscope | Printed Film Format: 35 mm

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