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International Title
Atoragon*
Japanese Title
 海底軍艦
 [Kaitei Gunkan]
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1963
  Time: 94 minutes
 
Initial US Title
 Atragon
US Distributor: AIP (1965) Time: 89 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Undersea Battleship [Literal Translation]
U2000: Warlords of Horror [German Title]
Agent 04 of the Submerged Empire [Spanish Title]
Atoragon: Atomic Submarine [Mexican Title]
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Details
The Mu empire, an underwater civilization that sank to its present location a millennia ago, proclaims a battle cry to the Earth. The submerged kingdom declares war against all nations, destroying US subs and Japanese ships while causing disasters like earthquakes to befall cities. Humanity's hope falls on a single ship, one originally envisioned to win World War II. That ship, the Gotengo, was an all purpose war machine: capable of air, water and underground combat. Created by Captain Hachiro Jinguji, the man was a patriot, filled with an unbending honor toward his country. Jinguji had revolted against the surrender of Japan in World War II, and ever sense had planned to use the Gotengo as the tide turner when Japan was to remobilize. Jinguji did not see the Mu as the threat he was waiting for. He ultimately realizes their danger after they kidnap his daughter, which sends the Gotengo into action...

Staff
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Shigeru Komatsuzaki, Shunro Oshikawa, Shinichi Sekizawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi, Sokei Tomioka, Teisho Arikawa
Film Editing by Ryohei Fujii
Production Design by Takeo Kita, Akira Watanabe
Assistant Director Koji Kajita
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Cast

Susumu Hatanaka, Photographer Tadao Takashima
Makoto Jinguji Yoko Fujiyama
Yoshito Nishibe Yu Fujiki
Hachiro Jinguji, Captain Jun Tazaki
Kosumi, Admiral Ken Uehara
Uoto Unno, Undercover Mu Agent Kenji Sahara
Ito, Detective Hiroshi Koizumi
Mu Agent #23 Akihiko Hirata
Tome Amanoshome Yoshifumi Tajima
High Priest of Mu Eisei Amamoto
Empress of Mu Tetsuko Kobayashi
Shindo, Kidnapped Scientist Hisaya Ito
Self Defense Force Commander Susumu Fujita
Government Official Minoru Takada
Taxi Driver Ikio Sawamura
Rimako, Model Akemi Kita
Kidnapped Scientist Nadao Kirino
Warship Captain Tetsu Nakamura
Military Official Yukihiko Gondo
Sailor Yutaka Nakayama
Government Official Shin Otomo
Police Officers Koji Uno, Wataru Omae
Mu Henchmen Katsumi Tezuka, Shoichi Hirose, Yasuzo Ogawa, Osman Yusuf
- Yutaka Oka
- Sadako Amemiya

Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Manda Gotengo, Mu, I-403 Submarine, Mu Submarine, Red Satan Nuclear Submarine, 155mm Howitzer M2, M4A3E8 Sherman Tank, F86F Saber Jet, Mysterian Station (stock footage), Mysterian UFO (stock footage), Space Station JSS-3 (stock footage)

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Box Office
Release Date: December 22nd, 1963 (Japan)

Release Date: March 11th, 1965 (US)
Lease: $180,000 (From Toho in 1965 with Samurai Pirate)


Toho Stock Footage

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 Atragon Tokyo Shock (2006)
Region 2 Undersea Battleship Toho (2003)
Blu-Ray Undersea Battleship Toho (2010)

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Reviews
Miles Imhoff
February 22, 2006