The Last War
, known in Japan as , is a
produced and released by Toho Studios
. Its special effects were created by
who is also known for
working on Godzilla
's script for the film
was reused for Prophecies
, which also included re-edits much of the
film's special effects, in addition to its family melodrama center.
covers the day to day goings on of several people in a family that
is helplessly caught up in the drama of heightening Cold War tensions between two nuclear-armed
superpowers, the Federation and the Alliance (fictitious stand-ins
for the United States
of America and the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics.) Addressing the everyday concerns and everyday
existence of people who are about to be violently parted with their
existence, this film is a sobering one to watch.
major landmarks the world over meeting with nuclear devastation,
with the conclusion consisting of a written warning to mankind
never to let this happen.