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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Despite some good monster suit and model effects, plus some good opening scenes involving a then barely seen monster, this one soon descends into the military repeatedly battling the monster (never actually called Varan in the film) and battling the monster and battling the monster and battling the monster some more...I hope you get the idea. Unfortunately none of this is enhanced by terrific music such as Akira Ifukube provided for so many Toho films and the ending is much too similar to GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS.
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