Varan (1958)

10/14/1958 (JP) Science FictionHorror 1h 27m

A giant monster greater than Godzilla or Rodan! Exercising its power over the whole of Japan!


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 and as they are observing it they are caught in a landslide and killed. A reporter named Yuriko, the sister of one of the men decides to go to the area to find out what exactly happened. She is accompanied by another entomologist named Kenji and a reporter named Horiguchi. When they get to the village where the men were last seen alive they find out about a legend regarding a giant monster. They soon find out that it is not a legend and the monster named Varan is very much alive. Soon Varan leaves the valley where he has lived for millions of years and is heading for Tokyo.

  1. Ishirō Honda


  2. Ken Kuronuma


  3. Shinichi Sekizawa


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kôzô Nomura

    Kôzô Nomura

    Kenji Uozaki

  2. Ayumi Sonoda

    Yuriko Shinjô

  3. Koreya Senda

    Koreya Senda

    Dr. Sugimoto

  4. Akihiko Hirata

    Akihiko Hirata

    Dr. Fujimora, bomb expert

  5. Fuyuki Murakami

    Fuyuki Murakami

    Dr. Majima, Sugimoto's aide

  6. Yoshio Tsuchiya

    Yoshio Tsuchiya

    Military Officer Katsumoto

  7. Minosuke Yamada

    Minosuke Yamada

    Secretary of Defense

  8. Hisaya Itô

    Hisaya Itô

    Ichiro, Yuriko's brother

  9. Yoshifumi Tajima

    Yoshifumi Tajima

    Captain of Uranami

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Original Title 大怪獣バラン

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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