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Varan the Unbelievable (1962)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  7 December 1962 (USA)
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In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated.... See full summary »

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Myron Healey ...
Cmdr. James Bradley
Tsuruko Kobayashi ...
Anna
Clifford Kawada ...
Capt,. Kishi
Derick Shimatsu ...
Matsu, the boy
Kôzô Nomura ...
Paul Isoh
Ayumi Sonoda ...
Shidori Isoh
Fumindo Matsuo ...
Paul's Friend
Hiroshi Hisasume ...
Pvt. Seki
Yoneo Iguchi ...
Radio Operator
Hideo Inamura ...
Doomed Soldier
Roy K. Ogata ...
Extra
George Sasaki ...
Extra
Michael Sung ...
Extra
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Soldier
Akio Kusama ...
Soldier
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In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated. However, their purifying experiments arouse the prehistoric monster Obaki from hibernation at the lake's bottom, and it proceeds to attack Japan. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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From a World Below, It Came to Terrorize - To Destroy - To Revenge!

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Also Known As:

Varan el increible  »

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In the Americanized version from 1962, even though the film is called "Varan the Unbelievable", the monster is called "Obake" throughout the film for some reason. See more »

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C.I.P= Crippling Interesting Pictures
5 March 1999 | by (Planet Kir&acircku) – See all my reviews

Oh dear lord NO!

C.I.P and other US distributors badly crippled "Great Creature Baran" and totally messed with it by sloppy editing and AMERICAN FOOTAGES of Myron (Moron ^-~)Healy.At least in the Nihongo version,they refer to Baran as Barandagi,meaning "Great Demon god",but they do not ever refer to him as Varan,they just call him a creature.

Whatever you do, import the Japanese/Nihongo version. Watch this at your own risk!


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