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Kyôryû kaichô no densetsu (1977)

A Japanese village is menaced by a plesiosaur from the depths of the sea. Meanwhile, deep in a cave of ice, a prehistoric egg begins to hatch. The plesiosaur and the mystery creature ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsunehiko Watase ...
Ashizawa
Nobiko Sawa ...
Akiko
Shôtarô Hayashi
Tomoko Kiyoshima ...
Junko Sonoda
Fuyukichi Maki ...
Teacher Muku
David Freedman ...
Harold Tucker
Maureen Peacock
Catherine Laub
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Masahiko Miyawaki
Ginji Nakamura ...
Hideyuki Sakai
Masataka Iwao ...
Shimada
Gorô Ôki
Yûsuke Tsukasa ...
Susumu Hirano
Yukio Miyagi ...
Kobayashi
Akira Moroguchi ...
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A Japanese village is menaced by a plesiosaur from the depths of the sea. Meanwhile, deep in a cave of ice, a prehistoric egg begins to hatch. The plesiosaur and the mystery creature hatching from the egg seem destined to clash. Written by Anonymous

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From appetizer to dessert - One town becomes a monster meal.

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12 October 1977 (USA)  »

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The Legend of the Dinosaurs  »

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The movie became something of a cult film in Soviet Russia where it was the only Japanese monster movie to see a release before the 1990s. Interestingly, it wasn't the prehistoric creatures that caught the attention of audiences, but the depiction of a foreign capitalist country with its modern advancements. See more »

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Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Yet ANOTHER Japanese monster movie.
24 December 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

You have to really be addicted to Japanese monster movies to actually like this film. I mean, I love Godzilla films, and the Gamera movies are lovable in their own goofy, juvenile way, but this film is just plain worthless. Plot: giant dinosaur rises from the sea, and you can probably guess what happens after that. This film holds the distinction that it was shown on MST3K back when the show was on KTMA TV-23. With that fact in mind, this film is worth viewing out of curiosity on MST3K, but alone, I suggest viewing something else.


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