THE FINAL WAR—Widescreen Edition (1960) Tatsuo Umemiya, Yoshiko Mita, Yayoi Furusato, Noribumi Fujishima. This is a sci-fi nuclear destruction film that fans have been clamoring to see for years. And though no English subtitles currently exist, the storyline here isn’t all that hard to follow, even if it is in Japanese only. The plot is pretty much what you’d expect: war breaks out between the U.S. and communist countries with Japan getting caught in the middle of the nuclear fray. The scenes of nuclear destruction are pretty well done for the time. Definitely worth a look. Not to be confused with Toho’s The Last War, which came out around the same time. In Japanese with no subtitles. Widescreen, from 35mm.