almost 5 years
My second favorite Toho monster flick (after the US version of Godzilla).
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!
In a villiage in Kyushu, both miners and other civilians alike are mysteriously slaughtered one by one within the local Mine. Eventually, a species of giant prehistoric insects (Meganulon) is confirmed to be responsible for the murders and appear to the surface. After the main protagonist Shigeru (Kenji Sahara) and a team kills the Meganulon, he is lost in a large earthquake and falls unconscious. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a lair with an enormous egg. The egg hatches and a huge flying reptile known...