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Daikyojû Gappa (1967)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family, Horror | April 1967 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamio Kawachi ...
Hiroshi Kurosaki
Yôko Yamamoto ...
Itoko Koyanagi
Yuji Okada ...
Daize Tonooka
Kôji Wada ...
Mashida
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George Inoue
Keisuke Inoue ...
President Funazu
Zenji Yamada ...
Captain of the Kamome-maru
Bumon Koto ...
Chieftain
Kôtarô Sugie ...
Reporter #1 (as Hiroshi Sugie)
Saburô Hiromatsu ...
Hosoda
Binnosuke Nagao ...
Cmdr. Riku
Masaru Kamiyama ...
The Professor
Kokan Katsura ...
Saburo Hayashi
Shirô Oshimi ...
Oyama
Yoko Oyagi ...
Aihara
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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. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Even mightier than 'King Kong'!


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Gappa the Triphibian Monsters  »

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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. See more »


Soundtracks

Ganbare Ko Gappa
("Keep Trying, Baby Gappa!")
Music by Seitarô Ômori
Arrangement by Iwao Shigematsu
Lyrics by Ryô Nagahara
Performed by Danny Iida & Paradise King
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I've seen it after more than 30 years
11 December 2004 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I was visiting this movie approximately in 1972, when communist allow us to see two or three Japanese "sci-fi" movies. In that time it has been for me something new, I've been a small boy, but I feel it is not good. But it has been from my lovely sci-fi section and now I bought a DVD and look at it with pleasure. There is so much mistakes... For example the rocket propulsion of that giant lizards, the fire from their mouths when they destroyed all military technology - tanks and aircraft, their bullet, bomb and rocket proof skin. The monsters can fly, walk and float under see, just one problem they have - they don't like high-frequency sound, so army can thrust their from the lake under Fuji. On the island, where from are the monsters are living the natives which are waiting tens generations for Japanese liberators, but almost all know the Japanese language! The end is beautiful and very sentimental - first and last time you can see a giant monster to cry:-)


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