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The name of the monster in Japan was "Radon". However, because there was a soap by that name in the US, when dubbed for the US market the name was changed to "Rodan". See more »
Obvious thick wires in a lot of Rodan's scenes, when flying or causing destruction in the town. In some shots, even the connector pieces attaching the wires to the wings can clearly be seen. Some of these were corrected in the American release. See more »
This movie is awesome! The first Japanese monster movie in full color is one of the best ever made. It would have been cool to see a color Godzilla film from the 50's, but this is close enough. Rodan is fantastic, too bad he (or they) didn't have any more solo efforts, this would have been great as a series. A great classic that is a must view.
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