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Varan the Unbelievable (1962)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Fumito Matsuo ...
Paul's Friend
Hiroshi Hisasume ...
Pvt. Seki
Yoneo Iguchi ...
Radio Operator
Hideo Inamura ...
Doomed Soldier
Roy K. Ogata ...
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George Sasaki ...
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Michael Sung ...
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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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7 December 1962 (USA)  »

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This was originally supposed to be a co-production between ABC and Toho. However, ABC backed out just before production began. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla Raids Again (2008) See more »

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Enjoyable Film
22 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Varan The Unbelievable is a very enjoyable Japanese giant monster movie. This movie was practically re-shot for it's American audience so if you enjoy the American version then you diffenently need to check out the original Japanese version. It will be like watching two different films, Varan has the ability to fly in the original version. The U.S. version is good but the original is much better.


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