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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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I've seen it after more than 30 years See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tamio Kawachi ... 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

Directed by
Haruyasu Noguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryûzô Nakanishi  (as Ryuzo Nakanishi)
Gan Yamazaki 

Produced by
Hideo Koi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Seitarô Ômori 
 
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
Saburô 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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I've seen it after more than 30 years, 11 December 2004
Author: wag-3 from Prague, Czech Republic

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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