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Movie: Virus(1980)[tt0080768] A US military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills almost the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists and military personnel in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the human population from further destruction. Written byP. Straatsma
Title Virus
Release Date 26 June 1980 (Japan)
Runtime
Genres Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production Companies Toho Company, Haruki Kadokawa Films, Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS)
Isao Natsuyagi
Isao Natsuyagi...
Cmdr. Nakanishi ...
Shin'ichi Chiba
Shin'ichi Chiba...
Dr. Yamauchi (as...
Toshiyuki Nagashima
Toshiyuki Nagashima...
Akimasa Matsuo...
Haruki Kadokawa
Haruki Kadokawa...
Team Member - Showa Stati...
George Kennedy
George Kennedy...
Adm. Conway...
Bo Svenson
Bo Svenson...
Maj. Carter...
Julie Khaner
Julie Khaner...
Secretary - Palmer Statio...

Reviews

Serpent-5 on 20 April 1999
This was the most expensive Japanese film of the time. The film didn't get any USA booking and played straight to cable before landing to video. In fact, several public domain labels now carry the film, when the film actually have a copyright! I saw both version of the film, and I think the uncut version is the best. A deadly virus is loose and wipes out all the U.S. population except for a group of people in Arctic. Most of the Japanese plotline was edited out, making the early stage of the film choppy in the US version. In fact, the end was also changed. Good American and Japanese cast supported by Canadian cast. But several actors like Ken Ogata (of MISHIMA fame) and Sonny Chiba still had little to do in the long version of this film. So I suspect a longer print might have been made. There was reports that a big accident happen on the set back then and several crew was killed.

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