Virus (Fukkatsu no hi ????), literally Day of Resurrection is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on a novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. An aircraft carrying biological warfare accidents, causing the release of a deadly virus, killing the bulk of the world's population. A handful of surviving scientists are in a hurry to find a cure. Will they succeed? The film is notable for being the most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time. In English and Japanese

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38 thoughts on “Virus”

  1. Wasn’t edited properly .. Far to much drama : just like todays sci fi soap operas ..
    Ala walking dead , falling skies and so forth ..
    Had the potential to be a much greater movie ..
    Desperately needed sub titles as much flavor was lost .
    Re edit and use subtitles and you might have something ..
    I’ve found that people today absolutely love sci fi soaps ..
    I personally can’t stand them ..
    Use only enough personnel development to keep the story going ..
    I’m just not interested if Johnny’s gay or Jimmys a drug addict ..
    It’s just extraneous baggage that ruins good sci fi ..

  2. I've seen this movie I don't remember how many times and I love it. although unrealistic and flawed in many aspects (such as after an all out nuclear exchange between USA and Russia which would leave the entire planet utterly devastated with most life terminated within a few months and so much radiation spread everywhere through fallout that Joshizumi would never have made it out of Washington alive), it does reflect very strongly on how easily we humans can destroy ourselves. Not just as shown here through careless science, criminals or terrorists, but simply by accident as it nearly happened a few times during the cold war. We humans tend to think our military and politicians are on top of everything and so we remain completely oblivious to reality, sort of foolishly optimistic that everything is hunky dory and then one fine day reality hits us in the face and we find out the train has left the station.
    I love that this film left a little bit of hope for humanity and for life in general at the end. I'm a hopelessly romantic and tend to think that in the end Love will save the day but whenever i start thinking that way, the realist in me takes over and tell me that I'm the one who's foolishly optimistic lol 🙂

  3. No virus is 100% lethal. What crap.

    Then there's women obediently being turned into sex slaves/brood mares. Followed by predicting an earthquake to within a month, it happening at the critical moment, and nukes being launched. Only stupid thing missing here was a polar bear attack in Antarctica.

  4. On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness

    by Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943)

    The tusks that clashed in mighty brawls
    Of mastodons, are billiard balls.

    The sword of Charlemagne the Just
    Is ferric oxide, known as rust.

    The grizzly bear whose potent hug
    Was feared by all, is now a rug.

    Great Caesar’s bust is on my shelf,
    And I don’t feel so well myself

  5. Weaponised Smallpox is still stored by the tonnes by multiple countries. Even an attack by an "Old" biological weapon would result in millions of death as vaccine production would need to be massively increased. Infrastructure would rapidly collapse with losses in critical personal & chaos would ensue. ☠

  6. The only thing I wonder about this movie is why was there so much of it in Japanese ? Why wasn’t the entire movie in English? Did they not want us to know what they were saying for some reason? Just wondering.

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