Latitude Zero

Latitude Zero


緯度0大作戦
Ido Zero Daisakusen
Latitude Zero Great Strategy

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Ted Sherdeman
Photography Taiichi Kankura
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Lighting Kiichi Onda
Editor Ume Takeda
Special Effects Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Music Akira Ifukube
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 26, 1969
Runtime 105 minutes
Poster

緯度0大作戦
Ido Zero Daisakusen
Latitude Zero Great Strategy

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Ted Sherdeman
Photography Taiichi Kankura
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Lighting Kiichi Onda
Editor Ume Takeda
Special Effects Art Yasuyuki Inoue
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Music Akira Ifukube
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 26, 1969
Runtime 105 minutes

Tashiro, Masson and Lawton are on a deep sea expedition in the south seas when their bathysphere is separated from their ship. They are rescued by Captain McKenzie and his super submarine, the Alpha. They elude another submarine, the Black Shark, on their way back to McKenzie’s home port, an undersea utopia called Latitude Zero. McKenzie explains that Latitude Zero is a refuge for brilliant scientists who wish to conduct their research in seclusion, only disseminating their revolutionary findings to the outside world through indirect means. McKenzie is opposed by Malic, a mad scientist who created the Black Shark and who wants to abuse the collective knowledge of these scientists for his own purposes.

Malic succeeds in kidnapping Dr. Okada, a scientist en route to Latitude Zero. Okada has invented a serum which can immunize against the effects of radiation. Malic prides himself on vivisecting animals and humans to enhance their abilities. He proceeds to extort Okada to give up the formula of the serum by performing one such vivisection on Kroiga, his former sub commander. McKenzie learns of Okada’s predicament and recruits Tashiro, Masson and Lawton for a rescue mission. They suit up in McKenzie’s futuristic suits and weapons and embark for Malic’s hideaway. They rescue Okada and another battle between the Alpha and the Black Shark follows. The mutated Kroiga rebels against Malic and destroys the Black Shark, killing them both.

Afterwards, Tashiro and Masson decide to remain at Latitude Zero, but Lawton, a reporter by trade, decides to return to the surface, hoping to spread word of Latitude Zero. However, when he is picked up by a naval vessel, he finds that his camera film has been wiped and his souvenirs from Latitude Zero have been misplaced. No one believes his story. It is revealed, however, that a large deposit of diamonds has been left in his bank account, a token of goodwill from McKenzie.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa

テッド・シャードマン
Ted Sherdeman
撮影
Photography
完倉泰一
Taiichi Kankura
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
藤好昌生
Masao Fujiyoshi
照明
Lighting
隠田紀一
Kiichi Onda
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
谷清次
Seiji Tani
編集
Editor
武田うめ
Ume Takeda
音響効果
Sound Effects
西本定正
Sadamasa Nishimoto
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
特殊撮影
Special Photography

撮影
Photography
富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka

真野田陽一
Yoichi Manoda
光学撮影
Optical Photography
徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
井上泰行
Yasuyuki Inoue
照明
Lighting
原文良
Funyoshi Hara
操演
Physical Effects
中代文雄
Fumio Nakashiro
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
サウンドトラック盤
Soundtrack Label
東芝レコード
Toshiba Records
出演者
Performers


宝田明
Akira Takarada

ジョセフ・コットン
Joseph Cotten

シーザー・ロメロ
Cesar Romero

岡田真澄
Masumi Okada

リチャード・ジェッケル
Richard Jaeckel

中山麻理
Mari Nakayama

パトリシア・メデイナ
Patricia Medina

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

中村哲
Tetsu Nakamura

大前鈞
Kin Omae

リンダ・ヘインズ
Linda Haynes

黒木ひかる
Hikaru Kuroki

黒部進
Susumu Kurobe

西条康彦
Yasuhiko Saijo

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

関田裕
Hiroshi Sekita
声の出演
Voices
納谷悟郎
Goro Naya

村越伊知郎
Ichiro Murakoshi

富田耕生
Kosei Tomita

平井道子
Michiko Hirai

翠準子
Junko Midori
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda