Tag: Nuclear War

Apocalyptic sci-fi epic VIRUS「復活の日」DAY OF RESURRECTION infects 4k UHD and Blu-ray in December!

Apocalyptic sci-fi epic VIRUS「復活の日」DAY OF RESURRECTION infects 4k UHD and Blu-ray in December!

Director Kinji FUKASAKU’s bigger-than-big 1980 adaptation of Sakyo KOMATSU’s classic sci-fi novel Day of Resurrection「復活の日」is seeing the home video reissue it’s always deserved this December from Kadokawa. Huge, hyperbolic, and ultimately irresistibly human, Virus will see dual-format release in native 4k UHD Blu-ray and remastered standard Blu-ray […]

Nuclear Family, Exploded: Ward Moore’s ‘Lot’ and ‘Lot’s Daughter’

Nuclear Family, Exploded: Ward Moore’s ‘Lot’ and ‘Lot’s Daughter’

Mr. Jimmon even appeared elated, like a man about to set out on vacation. “Well folks, no use waiting any longer. We’re all set. So let’s go.” So begins the saga of David Jimmon, the focal point of Ward Moore’s post-nuclear novelettes Lot and Lot’s […]

41 Hours of Terror: An Artifact from The Final War

When it comes to Toei’s 1960 end-of-the-world production World War III: 41 Hours of Terror (第三次世界大戦 四十一時間の恐怖), better known domestically as The Final War, it shouldn’t be too surprising to find that I’ve got little left to say. In the wake of the film’s recent […]

41 Hours of Terror: The Final War 「第三次世界大戦 四十一時間の恐怖」

The Golden Gate Bridge goes to pieces in Toei’s The Final War, photo courtesy of LIFE Magazine c. November 1960. It’s a little startling to realize just how prescient a modest end-of-the-world effort from more than fifty years past can be. In the last few […]

A Brief American History of The Final War 「第三次世界大戦 四十一時間の恐怖」

The above publicity still was shamelessly swiped from Greg Shoemaker, who posted it (along with a few other stills) here. While the text may suggest otherwise, the image itself is sourced from Toei’s straight sci-fi effort Invasion of the Neptune Men. In a perfect world The […]

Lost and Found: The Final War 「第三次世界大戦 四十一時間の恐怖」

Lost and Found: The Final War 「第三次世界大戦 四十一時間の恐怖」

Though largely unseen since its release in December of 1960 it’s not strictly accurate to say that Toei’s nuclear war drama The Final War (「第三次世界大戦 四十一時間の恐怖」, or World War III: 41 Hours of Terror) was a lost film. That’s not to say it was an easy film […]