I know this isn't a great movie- either version- but it holds a sentimental place in my heart. I had the 8mm version, which some people might say is the best one, as it's the shortest version. it's now like watching old friends. I will admit as well to not watching either version very often. when I do, it is the US version. maybe once every five or ten years.
I do really like Varan's overall look. it's got a vaguely dinosaurian style, yet something sinister around the head and face. very nice costume.