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Release Date:
April 1967 (Japan) See more »
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Even mightier than 'King Kong'!
Plot:
An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Aip: American-International Pictures is Back!
 (From Dread Central. 11 June 2010, 1:09 AM, PDT)

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Not Nearly as Bad as it Could Have Been See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tamio Kawaji ... Hiroshi Kurosaki
Yôko Yamamoto ... Itoko Koyanagi
Yuji Okada ... Daize Tonooka
Kôji Wada ... Mashida

Tatsuya Fuji ... 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
Sanpei Mine ... Islander 1
Takashi Koshiba ... Reporter 2
Kensuke Tamai ... Islander 2
Minoru Sato ... Reporter 3
Kiyoshi Matsuoka ... Islander 3 (as Seiji Matsuoka)
Hiroshi Itoh ... Reporter 4
Mike Danine ... Petty Officer
Ruich Fidancer ... Captain of the Sea Angels
Paul Scheman ... Professor
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Directed by
Haruyasu Noguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryûzô Nakanishi  (as Ryuzo Nakanishi)
Gan Yamazaki 

Produced by
Hideo Koi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Seitaro Omori 
 
Cinematography by
Muneo Ueda 
 
Film Editing by
Masanori Tsujii 
 
Art Direction by
Kazumi Koike 
 
Production Management
Tsuguhiko Koishi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaru Konuma .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Ross .... voice recording director
Saburo Takahashi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Isamu Kakita .... special effects photographer
Kenji Kaneda .... special effects photographer
Yoshiyuki Nakamura .... special effects photography
Akira Watanabe .... special effects director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Moriyasu Tsuchida .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gappa the Triphibian Monsters" - USA (video title)
"Monster from a Prehistoric Planet" - USA (dubbed version)
"The Triphibian Monster" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Argentina:95 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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This is the only monster movie (kaijû eiga) released by Nikkatsu. Unfortunately, after this film was released, the company nearly went out of business.See more »
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Spoofs Godzilla (1954)See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not Nearly as Bad as it Could Have Been, 7 February 2005
Author: masercot from Manassas, Va

My youngest picked this one out...after a couple of weeks of sitting through subtitled movies that he couldn't read through fast enough...

He said, "Dad, I want a monster movie that will make me laugh" and laugh my seven year old did. It was a cute movie with a cute trio of monsters. Couple that with a high-powered business man who flies off the handle for absolutely no reason and you've got Japanese monster GOLD, baby! Look for the same special effects as in the early Godzilla movies and the same dead subplots...but, the quality of this picture makes it fun to watch and make fun of...for example, they are inside a cave...where does the light come from? The "night" shots obviously shot in broad noon with a filter. Hilarious!

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