Varan the Unbelievable [DVD] [1961]

  • SKU: 28847508
  • Release Date: 07/09/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Varan the Unbelievable
Director Jerry A. Baerwitz created this uninspired, problematical monster story by using footage from a similar but different Japanese monster flic by Inoshira Honda (he who started off Godzilla and followed up with Rodan, Mothra, Monster Zero and more). Viewer opinion overwhelmingly sides with Honda's film. In this story, the Japanese and U.S. military are working together in the Pacific on a Japanese island with a salt water lake, trying out an experiment to desalinate the water. Their desalination technique wakes up a prehistoric monster, Baran, from the longest nap on record. Understandably piqued, the monster sets off to trample down Tokyo in revenge. Some audiences may feel that Baerwitz' treatment of the Japanese in this film should have set the monster against Hollywood. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Tsuruko Kobayashi - Anna
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    Clifford Kawada - Capt. Kishi
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    Jerry A. Baerwitz
  • Akihiko Hirata
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    Kozo Nomura

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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie,what more do you want?


    just like any monster movie,monster destroys city!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rubber suit fun

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    First the Japanese version is better, and I like Toho movies. This however is an American version its very clunky clumsy and poor editing. Varan is a poor rubber suit monster who himself is very clumsy, but funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meet Godzilla's Half Brother... Varan!!!

    • My Best Buy® Member

    Giant Lizard God causes mass destruction, SWEEEET!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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