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11.23.2017
Kaitei Gunkan (1963)
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Kaitei Gunkan (1963) Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers. Also, former admiral Kosumi is nearly kidnapped along with his secretary, and goddaughter, Makoto Jinguji. The kidnap attempt is thwarted by photographer Susumu Hatanaka and his assistant yoshito Nishibe. It is later revealed the Mu Empire, which disappeared 12,000 years earlier, are responsible for all the occurrences and are planning to invade the surface world to reclaim their supposed colonies. Also, the Muans manage to steal the I-403 submarine from embittered Captain Jinguji, Makoto's father, and in the process steal the plans for and even greater sub, Atragon (aka Gotengo). As the attacks by the Muans increase the world anxiously asks Jinguji for his help, even his daughter Makoto makes an impassioned plea for him to join the fight against Mu. Unfortunately, Jinguji is still bitter about the defeat of Japan in World War II and won't help. However, the fight becomes personal when Makoto and Susumu, with whom she has fallen in love, are captured by the Muans. Soon Jinguji unleashes his ultimate weapon against the Muans and their giant snakelike guardian Manda.

Movie Tagline:
Ride the JUGGERNAUT of destruction from the depths of the Seven Seas to the Outer Limits of Space!

Also Known As:
Atragon

Title: Kaitei Gunkan
Release Date: March 11, 1965
Runtime: 96 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K

Director(s):
Ishiro Honda

Cast:
Tadao Takashima ...Commercial Photographer Susumu Hatanaka
yoko Fujiyama ...Makoto Jinguji, the Captain's Daughter
yu Fujiki ...yoshito Nishibe
Ken Uehara ...Retired Admiral Kosumi
Jun Tazaki ...Captain Hachiro Jinguji
Kenji Sahara ...Journalist / Mu Agent
Hiroshi Koizumi ...Detective
yoshifumi Tajima ...Tome 'Amano' Amanoshome
Akihiko Hirata ...Mu Agent #23
Eisei Amamoto ...High Priest of Mu
Tetsuko Kobayashi ...Empress of Mu
Hisaya Ito ...Shindo, Kidnapped Scientist
Minoru Takada ...Government Official
Susumu Fujita ...Defense Commander
Ikio Sawamura ...Taxi Driver
Akemi Kita ...Sneezing Model
Nadao Kirino ...Kidnapped Scientist
Tetsu Nakamura ...Warship Captain
yukihiko Gondo ...Military Official
yutaka Nakayama ...Sailor
Shin Otomo ...Government Official
Wataru Omae ...Police Officer
Koji Uno ...Police Officer
Shoichi Hirose ...Mu Henchman
Katsumi Tezuka ...Mu Henchman
yutaka Oka ...Man on Bus
Teruzo Okawa ...
Ted Rusoff ...yoshito Nishibe (voice: English version)
Osman yusuf ...Muan Submarine Crewman

Producer(s):
Tomoyuki Tanaka

Writer(s):
Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Shunro Oshikawa
Shinichi Sekizawa

Composer(s):
Akira Ifukube




Trailer(s):
Kaitei Gunkan Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • Ride the JUGGERNAUT of destruction from the depths of the Seven Seas to the Outer Limits of Space!
  • An adventure beyond your wildest dreams
  • as a Super-Weapon meets Super-Force with the fate of the Universe at stake!
  • See! The terror swath of the deadly Astral Disks
  • See! The Exotic Rites and Groitesque Passions of the Kingdom of Mu
  • See! Underwater Juggernauts of Destruction!
  • See the JUGGERNAUT of Destruction Challenge the Incredible EMPIRE Beneath the Sea!
  • The Ultimate Weapon!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Captain Hachiro Jinguji: Let her go. Let her die with her nation.
Movie Trivia:
  • The role of Jinguji was written for Toshirô Mifune, but his prior commitment to Akira Kurosawa's Akahige (1965) made it impossible for him to participate.
  • In the English dubbed version released by American International, the character name of Jinjugi is retained in the dubbing. In material released by American International, the named has been changed to "Shinguji."
  • In promotional material issued by American International, Yu Fujiki is credited as playing the "submarine captain." Fujiki played "Yoshito," the photographer's assistant. Jun Tazaki played Captain Jinguji.
  • In material released in the United States, the billing for Akemi Kita has been elevated to one of the main stars. She appears only briefly as the photographer's model (in a bikini) in the pre-title sequence.
  • Tanaka may have been inspired by "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" but the actual story behind "Kaitei Gunkan" dates from the late 1880's when electricity and Jules Verne were both in vogue in Japan. It was a fantasy story called "Denki-Kai" - "The Electric Light Ship."
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Keywords:
Submarine, Monster, Battleship, Sunken Continent, U Boat  ...[more]


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