Rodan (1956)

Unrated   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Horror

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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric insects and giant pterosaurs on Japan.


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Ishirô Honda


David Duncan, Takeshi Kimura, Ken Kuronuma (story), Takeo Murata

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1 May 2014 | AaronCapenBanner
| Rodan Emerges
Ishiro Honda directed this film, which starts off in a small Japanese mining community beset by mysterious killings and disappearances that turn out to be caused by giant insects who are later found to be sealed up in a cavern with Rodan, a giant flying prehistoric bird/lizard that escapes, then attacks Japan(still recovering from Godzilla!) It proves difficult to kill, and as it turns out, isn't alone, and has an egg it's guarding to boot... First film appearance of Rodan(and it's only solo film) has an imaginative opening sequence with the mine subplot, though picks up when Rodan finally appears, even though it's just an airborne version of Godzilla. The surviving Rodan would make return appearances in the Godzilla series, starting with "Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster".

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