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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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Good production, intended as satire. See more (39 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
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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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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 »
Soundtrack:
Ganbare Ko GappaSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good production, intended as satire., 29 May 2000
Author: Don (scifiguy-2) from Las Vegas, Nv.

If the plot seems a bit derivative, it was meant to. This was Nikkatsu studios first and only monster flick. It was produced strictly to cash-in at the height of the genre. The writers knew it had all been done before, so they took those cliches, and satirized them. Like the greedy entrepreneur, responsible for drawing the monster's parents to look for their baby. I like the extra touches, like the mother carrying an octopus in her mouth, (while stomping buildings) to feed her young. The effect scenes were shot at Eiji Tsuburaya's newly formed independent studio, which was producing the first UltraMan series at the time. Surprisingly, this film holds up very well, passing the test of time. Besides, these monsters show up only in one film. How many kaiju can you say that about ? This is also one of the few Japanese movies commercially available on video, widescreen and subtitled. Two appendages up !!!

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