The Retreat From Kiska

Japan Release: 1965
Running Time:
105 minutes

The Retreat From Kiska


Japanese Title

太平洋奇跡の作戦: キスカ
[Taiheiyo Kiseki no Sakusen: Kiska]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho

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Live Action

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Titles

International Title

The Retreat From Kiska

Initial US Title

Kiska
US Distributor: UPA (1973) / Time: -

Alternate Titles

Miraculous Military Strategy in the Pacific Ocean: Kiska
[Literal Translation]

The Heroes of Kiska
[Mexico]


Staff

Cast

Directed by Seiji Maruyama
Writing credits Masataka Chihaya, Katsuya Susaki, Walter Black
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Yasuyoshi Tami, Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
Music by Ikuma Dan
Cinematography by Rokuro Nishigaki
Film Editing by Ryohei Fujii
Production Design by Takeo Kita
Assistant Director Yoshimitsu Banno
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Omura Toshiro Mifune
Kawashima So Yamamura
Amano, Commander Makoto Sato
Kunitomo Tadao Nakamaru
Akitani Susumu Fujita
Akune Jun Tazaki
Staff Officer Ko Nishimura
Military Command President Takashi Shimura
Kudo, Doctor Akihiko Hirata
Tawara Akira Kubo
Terai Yoshio Tsuchiya
Kato Susumu Kurobe
Kojima Sachio Sakai
Branch Chief Ren Yamamoto
Sano Yutaka Sada
Kiso, Captain Hisaya Ito
Tamai Yoshio Inaba
Fukumoto Kiyoshi Kodama
Five Squadron Institute Staff Officer Shin Otomo
Officers Akira Yamada, Nadao Kirino
Yamashita Shoichi Hirose
Staff Officer Junichiro Mukai
Second Staff Officer Tadashi Okabe
Miyamoto Yutaka Oka
Air Defense Chief Hiroshi Hasegawa
Chief Accountant Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Matsubara Shigeki Ishida
Shigeki Kunio Otsuka
Communications Officer Wataru Omae
- Masanari Nihei
- Toshihiko Furuta
- Yutaka Nakayama
- Jun Funato
- Toru Ibuki
- Kazuo Suzuki
- Chotaro Togin
- Katsumi Tezuka

Posters


Toho Stock Footage


DVDs and Blu-rays

Japan Region 2 Miraculous Military Strategy in the Pacific Ocean: Kiska Toho (2006)  

Background and Trivia

  • Toho registered the movie with the US copyright office March 30th, 1987 under the registration number PA0000355137. The titles used were the international title, The Retreat From Kiska, and a shortened Romaji title with a typo in it, "Taikeiyo Kiseki no Sakusen" when it should be Taiheiyo Kiseki no Sakusen.
  • For the scene where the ships travel around Kiska island through the thick fog, special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya spent two months in an indoor stage to achieve this. A plan to film it outdoors, such as with the giant pool on the Toho lot, was abandoned due to difficulty with controlling the fog when outside. Noted in Complete Collection of Japanese Special Effects and Fantasy Movies (ISBN 4766927060).
  • Despite releasing in the mid-1960's, the movie is in black and white. This allowed it to borrow footage from an earlier black and white Toho film: Submarine E-57 Never Surrenders (1959).