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Daikaijû Baran (1958)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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 ...See moreWhen 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. Written by Brian Washington See less
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Updated Oct 14, 1958

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48 cast members
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Kôzô Nomura
Kenji Uozaki Kenji Uozaki   See fewer
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Ayumi Sonoda
Yuriko Shinjô Yuriko Shinjô   See fewer
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Koreya Senda
Dr. Sugimoto Dr. Sugimoto   See fewer
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Akihiko Hirata
Dr. Fujimora, bomb expert Dr. Fujimora, bomb expert   See fewer
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Fuyuki Murakami
Dr. Majima, Sugimoto's aide Dr. Majima, Sugimoto's aide   See fewer
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Yoshio Tsuchiya
Military Officer Katsumoto Military Officer Katsumoto   See fewer
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Minosuke Yamada
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Hisaya Itô
Ichiro, Yuriko's brother Ichiro, Yuriko's brother   See fewer
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Yoshifumi Tajima
Captain of Uranami Captain of Uranami   See fewer
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Nadao Kirino
Yutaka Wada Yutaka Wada   See fewer
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Akira Sera
Village High Priest Village High Priest   See fewer
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Akio Kusama
Military Officer Kusama Military Officer Kusama   See fewer
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Noriko Honma
Ken's Mom Ken's Mom   See fewer
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Akira Yamada
Issaku Issaku   See fewer
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Fumindo Matsuo
Horiguchi Horiguchi   See fewer
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Toku Ihara
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Yasuhiro Shigenobu
Sankichi Sankichi   See fewer
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Takashi Itô
Ken, the boy Ken, the boy   See fewer
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Takuzô Kumagai
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Shôichi Hirose
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Hideo Shibuya
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Toshitsugu Suzuki
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Michiko Kawa
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Yasumasa Ônishi
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Toshiko Nakano
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Satoko Taira
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Yôichirô Kitagawa
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Kô Hayami
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Tsurue Ichimanji
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5.7 / 10 | 360 votes