Varan

A giant monster greater than Godzilla or Rodan! Exercising its power over the whole of Japan!

Categories: Science Fiction, Horror
When a rare species of butterfly is found in a mysterious valley in Japan, a pair of entomologists go to investigate and find more. However, when they get there they find an uncharted lake and as they are observing it they are caught in a landslide and killed. A reporter named Yuriko, the sister of one of the men decides to go to the area to find out what exactly happened. She is accompanied by another entomologist named Kenji and a reporter named Horiguchi. When they get to the village where the men were last seen alive they find out about a legend regarding a giant monster. They soon find out that it is not a legend and the monster named Varan is very much alive. Soon Varan leaves the valley where he has lived for millions of years and is heading for Tokyo.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1958-10-14
Run time: 87 minute / 1:27
Director: Ishirō Honda
Production Company : Toho Co.
Production Country: Japan





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Kôzô Nomura
as Kenji Uozaki
Ayumi Sonoda
as Yuriko Shinjô
Koreya Senda
as Dr. Sugimoto
Akihiko Hirata
as Dr. Fujimora, bomb expert
Fuyuki Murakami
as Dr. Majima, Sugimoto's aide
Yoshio Tsuchiya
as Military Officer Katsumoto
Minosuke Yamada
as Secretary of Defense
Hisaya Itô
as Ichiro, Yuriko's brother
Yoshifumi Tajima
as Captain of Uranami
Nadao Kirino
as Yutaka Wada
Akira Sera
as Village High Priest
Akio Kusama
as Military Officer Kusama
Noriko Honma
as Ken's Mom
Akira Yamada
as Issaku
Fumindo Matsuo
as Horiguchi
Sôji Ubukata
Toku Ihara
Yoshikazu Kawamata
as Jiro
Yasuhiro Shigenobu
as Sankichi
Takashi Itô
as Ken, the boy
Mitsuo Tsuda
Takuzō Kumagai
as (as Jirô Kumagai)
Shôichi Hirose
as Fisherman
Keisuke Yamada
Hideo Shibuya
as Cameraman
Toshitsugu Suzuki
as Fisherman (as Kôji Suzuki)
Masaki Shinohara
Michiko Kawa
Yasumasa Ônishi
as (as Yasuo Ônishi)
Toshiko Nakano
Hiroshi Akitsu
Mitsuo Matsumoto
Toshiko Nomura
Rinsaku Ogata
Jun'ichirō Mukai
Satoko Taira
Eisuke Nakanishi
Takashi Narita
Keiichirô Katsumoto
Haruya Sakamoto
Yôichirô Kitagawa
as (as Ryûichi Hosokawa)
Kô Hayami
Tokio Ôkawa
Tsurue Ichimanji
as (as Tazue Ichimanji)
Hiroko Terasawa
Toriko Takahara
Katsumi Tezuka
as Baran
Haruo Nakajima
as Baran
Directing
Ishirō Honda Director

Editing
Kazuji Taira Editor

Visual Effects
Eiji Tsuburaya Visual Effects

Production
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer

Writing
Shinichi Sekizawa Writer

Camera
Hajime Koizumi Director of Photography

Crew
Haruo Nakajima Stunts

Writing
Ken Kuronuma Story

Sound
Akira Ifukube Original Music Composer

Crew
Sadamasa Arikawa Special Effects

Art
Kiyoshi Shimizu Production Design

Crew
Akira Watanabe Special Effects

Visual Effects
Hiroshi Mukoyama Visual Effects

Costume & Make-Up
Teizô Toshimitsu Costume Design

Production
Shôtarô Kawakami Production Manager

Directing
Kôji Kajita Assistant Director

Sound
Wataru Konuma Sound Recordist

Costume & Make-Up
Keizô Murase Costume Design





















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