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 ...
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A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
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
Despite its title, neither of the creatures in this film are actually classified as dinosaurs. Plesiosaur is actually classified as a marine reptile, while the rhamphornycus is classified as a flying reptile. See more »
The US Broadcast version that was made by Sandy Frank in the early 1980s and was availible from Celebrity Video is missing certain scenes. Besides the original Toei logo and opening credits being replaced by Frank's credits, 2 scenes have been cut; they are:
1. The part with the woman in the shower has a brief shot of nudity in the light before it mysteriously goes out.
2. When Sawa pulls her friends remains into the raft, the US version cuts it so you dont see the body slung in; we only see it drop in.
Well, I originally saw this on TV years ago. Its a pretty cool movie that most people are not too kind to. Sure the dinosaurs effects are cheesy, there are plotholes, etc., but the movie is pretty well made otherwise. Its got some good creepy moments, some good atmosphere, some stylized touches, a little sex appeal, and a really cool finale. Also, a really cool sound track. All in all, a really fun, good piece of Japanese Schlock cinema. Its too bad there is not a original Japanese version availible.
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