one of Toho's lesser efforts is Varan the Unbelievable. I've seen the US version many times, starting as a kid with the 8mm compilation. it's not a great movie. some fans seem to think that Toho's version is somehow superior, and yet's even more boring. but to each his own, right?
I've written about the movie before, here. I really enjoy the monster's design, as it looks the most "real" of the early Toho monsters. here's the missing flying scene. we all knew about this growing up- many of the books described Varan as a "rocket powered flying squirrel" which makes no sense at all when you see the movie. how did they know he flew if it had been cut from the US version?