Title: Prophecies of Nostradamus: Catastrophe 1999 Also Known As: Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen, Prophecies of Nostradamus, The Last Days of Planet Earth Year: 1974 Genre: disaster/sci-fi/action/drama Runtime: 114 min Country: Japan Language: Japanese/English Subtitles: English (srt) IMDb: http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0071923/
Directed by: Toshio Masuda Written by: Toshio Yasumi, Yoshimitsu Banno, Tsutomu Goto (based on the book Les Propheties by Michel de Nostredame) Cinematography: Rokuro Nishigaki Music: Isao Tomita Cast: Tetsuro Tanba (Dr. Nishiyama), Toshio Kurosawa (Akira Nakagawa), Kaoru Yumi (Mariko Nishiyama), Yoko Tsukasa (Nobuo Nishiyama), Katsuhiko Sasaki (assistant to Nishiyama), Akihiko Hirata (scientist), Hiroshi Koizumi (scientist), Takashi Shimura (hospital director), Jun Hamamura (Kida), Mikizou Hirata (Nakagawa's father), So Yamamura (prime minister), Syoutarou Sera, Mizuho Suzuki, Taketoshi Naitou (cabinet members), Tony Cetera, Rolf Jeter, Franz Gruber, Riner Geshman, Ousmane Yusef (New Guinea search party members), George A. Grim, Willie Dorsey (UN representatives), Goro Naya (news anchor), Shinji Nakae (narrator), Kyoko Kishida (voice of the prophecy)
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Prophecies of Nostradamus: Catastrophe 1999 is an epic disaster film released by Toho in 1974 as a thematic sequel to the highly successful Submersion of Japan (1973). Loosely based on the writings of Renaissance prophecist Michel de Nostredame, the film centers around the exploits of pediatrician and scientist Dr. Nishiyama, his family and co-workers. Dr. Nishiyama has a tough time convincing people of an impending environmental catastrophy until weird phenomena such as giant slugs and children with super-human capabilities start cropping up. Also featured are man-eating fruit bats, hippie suicide groups on motorbikes and exploding traffic jams along with the obligatory earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and firings of nuclear missiles. The memorable soundtrack was composed by synth guru Isao Tomita.
Despite being the highest grossing domestic release of 1974 in Japan, the original 114 minute cut was quickly pulled out of theaters after complaints from an atom bomb survivors group. Several shorter cuts exist, including a US tv version by the title of The Last Days of Planet Earth. The original cut has never been released officially on video or dvd. The copy presented here originates from a timecoded master tape for an intended (but never released) vhs release. Along with the original soundtrack, there's also a comment track by Ted Johnson from wtf-film.com.