I think I've posted about this movie before, and that I prefer the US cut over the Japanese one. neither is anything wonderful, but Toho's version just goes on and on and on...
it also doesn't hurt that I saw this a few times on TV while I was growing up, and that I owned the 8mm version of it, which contains most of the essential scenes. Ken Films always did a pretty good job of getting the best parts into their 200' comps, and even Varan was no exception. I had the 8mm version long before I saw the whole movie on TV. which wasn't a bad thing.
< ever notice in some of these movies they had figures of the monster to use? I can't imagine why they didn't market those back then. I sure would have liked to have more Godzilla toys when I was a kid.
the US version of VARAN has a great poster and is very memorable. mostly nothing like that happens in the movie, but it sure looks awesome.