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April 1967 (Japan) See more »
Even mightier than 'King Kong'!
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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 (From Dread Central. 11 June 2010, 1:09 AM, PDT)

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  (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 
William Ross  english dialogue
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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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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90 min | Argentina:95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 »
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Ganbare Ko GappaSee more »


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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Special Effects, 30 August 2006
Author: MovieWiz66 from United States

Just wanted to comment on some of the other statements made by people on this board. First,yes the special effects do not look like todays..but I for one like the pre-CGI effects. The special effects people had to be much more inventive and creative in the pre CGI days. This movie doesn't have the great effects of some of the old monster movies such as the Ray Harryhausen(which are better than any CGI in my opinion)features and the Godzilla films,but it still makes pretty good use of miniature sets. Great movie for young kids or us older people who still remember what it was like watching these films as a child. I love watching these movies for nostalgic purposes as well. Sure it can be cheesy to some..but if you watch these films in the context that they were meant to be viewed..they can be very entertaining and enjoyable.

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