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The Great Monster Varan (1958, Honda Ishirô)

The only thing more tedious and lethargic than the first half of Varan is the second half of Varan. The first half has a motley crew of lepidopterologists awakening a giant monster. 668 more words

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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)

The Showa era was the longest of the three major eras in the Godzilla franchise. I like breaking it down into even smaller sections. The first three films form a decent trilogy where Godzilla appears and dies, a new Godzilla shows up to battle another monster, and finally meets his match in King Kong. 607 more words

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