MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,235 this week

Death Kappa (2010)

4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 194 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 15 critic

The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Nyaff 2010: Review of Death Kappa
| QuietEarth.us
Nyaff 2010: Team Twitch Wraps Up
| Twitch
Holehead 2010: Death Kappa (2010) Review
| Twitch

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 305 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 16 titles
created 05 Oct 2012
 
a list of 498 titles
created 05 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Death Kappa" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Kappa (2010)

Death Kappa (2010) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Kappa.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Four teenagers, Amy, Melissa, Hailey and Tess venture out into the British countryside for a weekend camping. After a while it becomes clear that they are not alone as an unknown figure ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Goddard
Stars: Neil Bishop, Caroline Blanford, Daniel Coffey
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young couple Janice and Matthew buy their dream home and after moving in, Janice encounters ghosts in the house soon finding herself wrapped up in a chilling drama being played out before her eyes.

Director: Donal Nugent
Stars: Lorna Larkin, Patrick O'Donnell, Patrick J Molloy
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

An "average" postal worker is informed by a tiny alien hologram which looks like a teenage girl that he is the "choosen one" to destroy a giant reptile to save the Earth.

Directors: Michael Deak, Aaron Osborne
Stars: Franklin A. Vallette, Don Yanan, Peter Looney
White Dreams (2015)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jason has been experiencing bad dreams and discovers spirits that appear. He has to find a way of stopping them before his dreams become his reality.

Director: James Hastings
Stars: Jamie Darlington, Faith Elizabeth, Philip Ridout
Malady (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Explores the strength of love when it's built out of grief and is challenged with shame, guilt and secrets.

Director: Jack James
Stars: Roxy Bugler, Kemal Yildirim, Jill Connick
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Minoru Kawasaki
Stars: Natsuki Katô, Kazuki Alex Kato, Kei Akazawa
Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the south of Ethiopia. Here, Beti has to battle the unwelcome sexual advances of the local militia. Then a ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Siege
Stars: Hiwot Asres, Pascal Dawson, Yonas An Kidane
Norfolk (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A father has to go and kill one more time; his son has to deal with the consequences.

Director: Martin Radich
Stars: Denis Ménochet, Barry Keoghan, Goda Letkauskaite
Goliathon (1977)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Stars: Evelyne Kraft, Danny Lee, Feng Ku
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Driven by his horrific past, a bitter immigration fraudster must fight his way out of the twisted London underworld in time to save the lives he has destroyed - or be destroyed.

Director: Nana Obiri-Yeboah
Stars: Richard Armah, Prince David Oseia, Roxana Zachos
Crumbs II (2015)
Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Our figurine sized supermen hero embarks on an epic surreal journey that will take him across the Ethiopian post apocalyptic landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies.

Director: Miguel Llansó
Stars: Daniel Tadesse, Selam Tesfayie
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Aguilar Gutiérrez
Matt Alt ...
Himself - Kappa Expert
Hideaki Anno
Michelle Ann Dunphy ...
Reporter (voice)
Shinji Higuchi
Misato Hirata
Mitsuko Hoshi
Ryûki Kitaoka
Mika
Yakan Nabe
Hiroko Sakurai
...
Kanako (voice)
Marc Walkow ...
Horrified Tourist
Hiroko Yoda ...
Herself - Kappa Expert
Edit

Storyline

The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of researchers dedicated to developing amphibious super soldiers based on the kappa of legends. When their experiment's result in murder by some escapees, the appearance of an actual kappa, and the triggering of an atomic bomb, the consequences are of epic proportions. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 2010 (Japan)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Just some cool Japanese stuff...
1 January 2012 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

For me it all began with a simple tweet of the movie critic Harry Knowles I got to read. He was watching, with his nephew I think, the Blu-Ray of DEATH KAPPA and writing in twitter that they were amazed (and that the kid was like "I can do that in my backyard" regarding some scenes of the movie!). Later I read in a Fangoria magazine that the director of "Kappa" wanted to make with it the TEAM America of Japanese monster movies! So I saw the trailer (which is quite awesome), realized it has the same producers of TOKYO GORE POLICE and THE MACHINE GIRL and added it to my list of must-wanted movies.

I just received the Blu-Ray last Thursday and on Friday night I finally got immerse in the world of the Kappas (it was the very last movie I saw in 2011!). The movie was everything I hoped for and then some. I mean, it's indeed a classic monster picture but there are certain elements that I didn't expect and that are pretty darn ridiculous, in the good and hilarious way! First of all, the look of the main character (a kappa – not *really* a monster but a "creature of legend", as we are told. A creature that actually knows sumo!) is likely the most bizarre you'll see in a 2010 picture! The Kappa is as ugly as f***, and once you have it dancing to some song for children, well you just have some truly WTF moment.

The movie is some sort of a spectacle of the "do it as you can" kind of filmmaking. I don't know if that makes any sense, but what I'm trying to say is that DEATH KAPPA is the kind of movie that doesn't give a s***. More than to TEAM America (that is a masterpiece of a movie with scale models), it is closer to SOUTH PARK. Remember those *real* explosions mixed with the animation from that TV show? Well, here we have that kind of thing with, for instance, images of buildings being destroyed. Plus, we have visible wires and all that kind of things. Certainly some will get it and go for it (as I did) and some will not at all, just like some will not forgive the completely over-the-top acting or just the entire first part of the movie (certainly the part without any of the Godzilla-like material).

And that first part of the movie delivers some WTF moments (like the one I mentioned) but it is mostly just something forgettable. We are here for the monster action and believe me, it is quite fun. The very last part, the monster fight, is quite the s***. Hell, we have the kappa (in its gigantic monster form, known as death kappa) showing us some fighting movements with a nunchaku-like weapon! It is just some very cool Japanese stuff.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
a work of art! luke_is_my_hero
Discuss Death Kappa (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?