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International Title:
Varan
Japanese Title:
Great Monster Varan
US Title:
Varan the Unbelievable
Alternate Title:
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Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1958 87 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Crown International
US Release Date US Running Time
1962 70 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Writing credits Ken Kuronuma, Shinichi Sekizawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi
Film Editing by Kazuji Taira
Production Design by Kiyoshi Shimizu, Akira Watanabe
Assistant Director Koji Kajita
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Cast
Kenji Kozo Nomura
Yuriko Ayumi Sonoda
Horiguchi Fumito Matsuo
Sugimoto, Doctor Koreya Senda
Kusama, Military Officer Akio Kusama
Katsumoto, Military Officer Yoshio Tsuchiya
Fujimora, Special Dynamite Founder Akihiko Hirata
Secretary of Defense Minosuke Yamada
Majima, Sugimoto's Aide Fuyuki Murakami
Ken Takashi Ito
Ken's Mom Fumiko Honma
Village Priest Akira Sera
Ichiro, Yuriko's brother Hisaya Ito
Yutaka Wada Nadao Kirino
Issaku Akira Yamada
Jiro Yoshikazu Kawamata
Sankichi Yasuhiro Kasanobu
Captain Yoshifumi Tajima
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Varan, Godzilla (Stock Footage Mistake) M24 Chaffee Tank, F86F Saber Jet, Missile Launcher Trucks, Sikorsky S-51 Helicopter, P2V-7 Neptune, 155mm Howitzer M1 (stock footage), Landing Craft
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
Godzilla, Godzilla Raids Again Soundtrack

DVDs
Region 1 Varan the Unbelievable Tokyo Shock (2005)
Region 2 Great Monster Varan Toho (2005)

Reviews
 Staff
   Anthony Romero (7/20/2003) Score: 1.5/5
   Miles Imhoff (8/07/2005) [Crown] Score: 0.5/5
 Users
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