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Rodan, released in Japan as "Sora no Daikaijū Radon" ( 空の大怪獣 ラドン?, lit. "Radon, Giant Monster of the Sky" ), is a 1956 Kaiju film produced by Toho Studios.

It was the studio's first Kaiju movie filmed in color (though Toho's first color tokusatsu film, Madame White Snake, was released earlier that year).

It is one of a series of "giant monster" movies that found an audience outside Japan, especially in the United States, where it was originally released as "Rodan! The Flying Monster!" Wikipedia

Initial Release: Dec. 6, 1957
Awards: None

Rodan 1956
Rodan 1956

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata

Director: Ishirô Honda

Writers: David Duncan, Takeshi Kimura ,

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror

Description: Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

In the Japanese mining village of Kitamatsu, miners are starting to disappear deep inside shaft number 8. Some of the men sent to investigate are killed but one who has managed to escape brings back a tale of a giant insect.

Soon, the giant prehistoric insects are attacking the village. Not long after, something traveling faster than the speed of sound is found flying in the sky. It is Rodan, a giant flying prehistoric reptile that has come to life. It spreads terror throughout Japan and is seemingly invincible to any weapon they may throw at it.

Written by garykmcd