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An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is discovered inside. The natives warn the foreigners to leave the hatching alone, but they don't listen and take it back to a zoo in Japan. Soon after, moma and papa Gappa start smashing Tokyo looking for their kidnapped child.
Even mightier than 'King Kong'!
Also Known As:
Gappa the Triphibian Monsters
Monster from a Prehistoric Planet
Title: Daikyoju Gappa
Release Date: July 17, 1975
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
IMDB Rating: 2.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 3.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Tamio Kawaji ...Hiroshi Kurosaki
yoko yamamoto ...Itoko Koyanagi
yuji Okada ...Daize Tonooka
Koji Wada ...Mashida
Tatsuya Fuji ...George Inoue
Keisuke Inoue ...President Funazu
Zenji yamada ...Captain of the Kamome-maru
Bumon Koto ...Chieftain
Hiroshi Sugie ...Reporter #1
Saburo Hiromatsu ...Hosoda
Binnosuke Nagao ...Cmdr. Riku
Masaru Kamiyama ...The Professor
Kokan Katsura ...Saburo Hayashi
Shiro Oshimi ...Oyama
yoko Oyagi ...Aihara
Sanpei Mine ...Islander 1
Takashi Koshiba ...Reporter 2
Kensuke Tamai ...Islander 2
Minoru Sato ...Reporter 3
Seiji Matsuoka ...Islander 3
Hiroshi Itoh ...Reporter 4
Mike Danine ...Petty Officer
Ruich Fidancer ...Captain of the Sea Angels
Paul Scheman ...Professor
Daikyoju Gappa Horror Film Trailer 1
"Ganbare Ko Gappa"
More Movie Taglines:
- Even mightier than 'King Kong'!
- There was an urban legend that Nikkatsu's international English prints originally had a racist line, "The monsters are attacking Tokyo. Fortunately they are attacking the Negro section of town." (and that the line was changed). This was untrue.
This is the only monster movie (kaijū eiga) released by Nikkatsu. Unfortunately, after this film was released, the company nearly went out of business.
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Rating: 3.7 out of 10.0 - 72 votes cast total
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