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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

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 ...
The disc jockey
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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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Enjoyable entertainment
26 February 2003 | by (Madison, Alabama) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie as a kid and I recently got a copy of it. Aside from obvious plot holes, this is an enjoyable film. I love the music in this movie and the dinosaurs are cool. It's a great film, just as long as you don't take it too seriously. I recommend it if you like Japanese films or monster films.


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