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Varan The Unbelievable (1958)
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Toho/Monochrome・ Toho Pan Scope/87 minutes
Released October 14, 1958
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Director Ishiro Honda
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Original Story Takeshi Kuronuma
Director of Photogrpahy Hakime Koizumi
Art Director Kiyoshi Suzuki
Lighting Mitsuo Kaneko
Sound Wataru Konuma
Masanobu Miyazaki
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ichiji Taira
Assistant Director Koji Kajita
Toho Special Effects Group
Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Art Director Akira Watanabe
Lighting
Kyuichiro Kishida
Masao Shiroda
Optical Photography Hiroshi Mukoyama
Monster Suit Teizo Toshimitsu


Dr Sugimoto (Koreya Senda) of the Sugimoto Biological Research Center and Yuriko Shinjo (Ayumi Sonoda) reading a scene for the director
Left to right: Yu Fujiki (originally scheduled to be in this film), Director Honda, Ayumi Sonoda, and Kozo Nomura
Director Honda climbs into the set of an SDF helicopter cockpit as a demonstration for the actors
Honda demonstrates to an extra how to load a mortar shell
 
CAST
Kozo Nomura Dr. Kenji Uozaki
Ayumi Sonoda Yuriko Shinjo
Fumio Matsuo Motohiko Horiguchi
Koreya Senda Dr. Sugimoto
Akihiko Hirata Dr. Fujimura
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Umajima
Akira Sera Priest
Akio Kusama 1st Officer Kusama
Yoshio Tsuchiya 3rd Officer Katsumoto
Minosuke Yamada Secretary of Defense
Hisaya Ito Ichiro Shinjo
Yoshibumi Tajima Captain
Nadao Kirino Yutaka Wada
Akira Yamada Issaku
Yoshikazu Kawamata Jiro
Yasuhiro Kasanobu Sankichi
Takashi Ito Ken (village boy)
Toku Ihara Village youth
Fumiko Honma Mother
Haruo Nakajima
Katsumi Tezuka
Varan
Media Blasters DVD
Varan.jpg
On location, waiting for good weather
Director Honda, holding Ayumi Sonoda,  shows Kozo Nomura how they should escape from Varan.
Directing actors in the helicopter cockpit set (same as photo to the left)
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