Tidal Wave

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Tidal Wave (Nippon chinbotsu) (1973, Japan) is a Disaster film directed by Shirô Moritani and Andrew Mayer.

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Main Details

  • Released on December 29, 1973 (Japan; May 1975 in the US)
  • Color
  • Running time: 143 minutes (Japan; 82 minutes in the US)
  • Production Co.: Toho Studios
  • Distribution Co.: Toho Studios| New World Pictures (dubbed)
  • Directed by Shirô Moritani and Andrew Mayer
  • Written by Shinobu Hashimoto, from Sakyo Komatsu's novel Japan Sinks, Andrew Mayer (English version)
  • Starring: Lorne Green, Keiju Kobayashi, Rhonda Leigh Hopkins

Plot Summary

  • Racked by earthquakes and volcanoes, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan.


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