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Daikyojû Gappa ()


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An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is... See more »

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Tamio Kawaji ...
Hiroshi Kurosaki (as Tamio Kawachi)
Yôko Yamamoto ...
Itoko Koyanagi
Yuji Kodaka ...
Daize Tonooka
Kôji Wada ...
Mashida
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George Inoue
Keisuke Inoue ...
President Funazu
Zenji Yamada ...
Captain of the Kamome-maru
Bumon Koto ...
Chieftain
Kôtarô Sugie ...
Reporter #1
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 Daneen ...
Petty Officer (as Mike Danine)
Ruich Fidancer ...
Captain of the Sea Angels
Paul Scheman ...
Professor

Directed by

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Hiroshi Noguchi

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Ryûzô Nakanishi ... ()
 
William Ross ... (english dialogue)
 
Iwao Yamazaki ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Hideo Koi ... producer

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Seitarô Ômori

Cinematography by

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Muneo Ueda

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Masanori Tsujii

Art Direction by

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Kazumi Koike

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Tsuguhiko Koishi ... production manager

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Masaru Konuma ... assistant director

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William Ross ... voice recording director
Saburô Takahashi ... sound recordist

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Isamu Kakita ... special effects photographer
Kenji Kaneda ... special effects photographer
Yoshiyuki Nakamura ... special effects photography
Akira Watanabe ... special effects director

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Moriyasu Tsuchida ... lighting technician

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Plot Summary

An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is discovered inside. The natives warn the foreigners to leave the hatching alone, but they don't listen and take it back to a zoo in Japan. Soon after, moma and papa Gappa start smashing Tokyo looking for their kidnapped child. Written by Jeremy Lunt

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Taglines Even mightier than 'King Kong'! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Monster from a Prehistoric Planet (United States)
  • Gappa the Triphibian Monsters (United States)
  • The Triphibian Monster (Philippines, English title)
  • Gappa, le descendant de Godzilla (France)
  • Gappa - Invasion der fliegenden Bestien (Germany)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Meltdown (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Daikyojû Gappa See more »
Quotes President Funazu: Like it? I call it Playmate Land.
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