I'm so pleased this remake of a 1973 movie which was known as TIDAL WAVE in a badly edited version is finally coming out in the UK. Obviously to cash in on the forthcoming release of "2012", but I would say this movie, which pre-dates "2012" by 3 years and contains elements that Roland Emmerich could have easily borrowed, is superior in many ways. Okay, we have goofy disaster movie science where crustal instability,extreme quakes and volcanic activity cause the islands of Japan to sink into the ocean, and how will we save the country . . . but the effects are the thing here. Earthquakes rip through cities and cause massive fissures in the land mass, giant tsunamis drown Tokyo, Mount Fuji erupts and we follow a cross section of survivors ranging from the scientist out to save the world to his family searching for higher ground to find safety on. Also the evacuation of Japan is covered - how would the rest of the world cope with an influx of refugees? Overall, like the Korean movie HAEUNDAE(aka TIDAL WAVE) which was out in 2009, this is a cut above American movies of this genre and comes highly recommended. I also hope "252 Signal Of Life" gets a UK release soon!