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 ... See full summary »
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
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
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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 »
This movie was originally released in Japan in 1958 as Daikaijû Baran ("Giant Monster Varan"). The American version has a heavily altered plot, tons of additional footage featuring American actors, and most of Akira Ifukube's music is replaced. All in all, Varan The Unbelievable features only about fifteen minutes of footage (mostly shots of the monster) from the original Japanese film. See more »
What Godzilla did to Tokyo... Baerwitz did to this film
They took a perfectly good Japanese monster movie -- one that was apparently begun for US television anyway -- and ruined it. They excerpted a few minutes of monster footage and used it to pad out their own, utterly different movie, featuring a cast of non-actors and a script that treats the Japanese people as something less than human. To be avoided at all costs.
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