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The Last War
The Great World War / Todesstrahlen aus dem Weltall

Japan 1961
produced by
Tomiyuki Tanaka, Sanezumi Fuijimoto for Toho
directed by Shue Matsubayashi
starring Frankie Sakai, Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Nobuko Otowa, Yumi Shirakawa, Chieko Nakakita, Shinpei Tsuchiya, Eijiro Tono, Ken Uehara, Koji Uno, Tazue Ichimanji, So Yamamura
written by Takeshi Kimura, Toshio Yasumi, music by Ikuma Dan, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Sometime in the 21st century: The Cold War has reached its peak, and even the smallest mistakes from one of the opponents is likely to set off a nuclear war that will eventually annihilate the whole human civilisation. Of course, this mistake is eventually made, and we see all major capitals go up in atomic mushrooms ...

This is the backdrop of the lovestory of a young woman from a traditional happy family and a naval radio operator who's also the lodger at her parents' house. It takes the two of them forever to ask her father to give him her daughter's hand in marriage, but once dad has done so, the radio operator is called back to the sea - while on land, everything is blown to Kingdom Come, and thus humjankind is almost erradicated, and the young radio operator can never hope to find his bride-to-be again.


There are two sides to this film: On one hand it's a pacifist statement that tries to get across its anti-war message via a story of the fate of the little people - but while an anti-war message is always a good message as such in not only my eyes, its delivery leaves much to be desired: The whole love story of the radio operator and his girl is never properly married to the matter-of-fact style of the war story, which in turn fails to serve as its broader context.

On the other hand though, if you're into detailed miniature sets being blown up and destroyed, this is totally a film for you as this is somethinjg special effects man Eiji Tsuburaya simply excels in, and he seems to have a fascination for it to that's somehow infectuous.

Now of course, explosions don't make a movie, and to get to them you even have to sit through a whole lot of ill-conceived plot that's somehow on the boring side, but at least the effects are indeed worth a look.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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