Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Latitude Zero |
Actor: Latitude Zero
Director: Ishirô Honda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
When a volcano erupts, a deep-sea vessel full of scientists suffers damage and begins to lose control. To their rescue comes Captain MacKenzie (Joseph Cotton, CITIZEN KANE), commander of Alpha, a high-tech atomic submarine... more »
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Nice restoration....great looking film
Andre Villemaire | Canada | 12/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, this is what i called restored. Great job. The movie looks like it
was just made a few years ago. We have action, monsters, Cesar Romero
as the bad guy...he's good at that and so many things that makes this
movie enjoyable to the end. It looks better now than when i saw it ...many
many years ago. Its a Keeper. Enjoy"
Another great classic from Toho
George Carabetsos | Chicago Ridge, IL USA | 10/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tokyo Shock has done it again. Within the past few years Toho monster fims are being release one after another. I saw this movie when I was a kid. Never own a bootleg. This film has all the actors speaking english without the dubbing. Stongly recomend this title. Hopefully Classic Medea will finish their release."
Another 1960's Insane Japanese Gem
Nick Tropiano | Havertown, PA United States | 02/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Can you really rate these films on a 1 to 5 scale? They're all 5's in my book. This is a rather rare Japanese take on that whole "secret" place where everything is better located somewhere on earth, in this case latitude zero. This film is somewhat "normal" until the last 1/3 when it explodes in a burst of insanity right around the time Cesar Romero - in a wonderfully crazy scene only the Japanese can pull off, "creates" a griffin with a human brain. Miniatures galore - this time futuristic submarines; assorted monsters - a giant sized one (though small by Toho standards) and human-sized ones; explosions, explosions, explosions; Akira Ifukube score (not his best - lots of rehashed themes from earlier movies but it's still Ifukube); typically uneven but always way fun "old school" Eiji Tsburaya effects; directed by Ishiro "the keeper of the grain" Honda (Kurosawa's dubbed him this name when Honda was an assistant director working under him); an insane trippy plot. What can I say? Only saw this one once - on UHF TV many a moon ago. It never re-aired for some reason and just popped up on DVD this year. Beautiful transfer, and this rare film is really a treat for Tohophiles. Instead of dubbing, the Japanese actors (see if you can spot "Hiata" in a bit role) including "Miko's dad from Space Giants" all spoke English - didn't know a lick of what they were saying. Great stuff and a "must see". If you bothered to look up this obscure title on Amazon, ya know ya gotta."
An old fashioned Sci-Fi movie that lacked the sillines of so
Boz | USA | 12/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My original review was more of an alert to the fact that I had gotten 2cds of the US version and wanted to let people know just in case it became a widespread issue.. Amazon quickly corrected tht problem. So I wanted to retract the 1 star I origianlly gave it and state that having never seen the movie ever, one of the few Toho productions to escape me since its release I have to say its a rousing good old fashioned Science Fiction story, carried along well by Joseph Cotten and a great Japanese cast to boot. Its different, and Cesar Romero as the villian was not cheesy at all but playfully menacing, which makes for a as a good old popcorn and coke session. I was impressed also by the dubbing which felt natural and fit the actors persona very well and didnt sound silly like the dubbing can be in the early Toho releases. Worth your time."