Tuesday, April 21, 2009

VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE / Toho - 1962 / Music by Akira Ifukube

Tonight, Tabonga bring you Daikaijû Baran, so, Myron Healy not in this version. Directed by Ishirô Honda in 1958, was release in US in 1962 wif' new US footage and title.

Music god Akira Ifukube does very nice job here!.. If you not know who Akira Ifukube is, just do Dungeon archive search... Then you bow to him!


People in village get all upset when dude come looking for rare butterfly and military try to desaline lake!

Villagers think sumbloody gonna wake up VARAN, and what you know, they wake up VARAN! Now everbloody gonna have to believe!!

In Japanese version, VARAN fly around!!! He look like giant squirrel wif' rocket-powered nuts!! ...Hell yeah!

VARAN not monster you want to ride!!

BOOM!.. BOOM!! Rat-a-tat-a-tat... pop, pop, pop, SCREEEEEEEEEEE.... KA-BLOOIE!!! POW, POW, POW, POW, POW!!.. EEK!.. N'YOW! N'YOW!.. Rat-a-tat-a-tat!.. SCREAM!.. BOOOOOOMMM!!!


prof. grewbeard said...

thanx for not inviting Myron to the party, he's a DRAG!...

Darfish said...

"VARAN not monster you want to ride!!"
HAAAAAAAA ha ha, whew!

Greg Goodsell said...


Paul said...

Nice review, and I agree that Akira Ifukube is a great composer. The soundtrack to Varan is one of his best works IMO.

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