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Daikyojû Gappa (1967)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family, Horror | April 1967 (Japan)
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 full summary »

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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 (as Hiroshi Sugie)
Saburô Hiromatsu ...
Hosoda
Binnosuke Nagao ...
Cmdr. Riku
Masaru Kamiyama ...
The Professor
Kokan Katsura ...
Saburo Hayashi
Shirô Oshimi ...
Oyama
Yoko Oyagi ...
Aihara
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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 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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Even mightier than 'King Kong'!


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Gappa the Triphibian Monsters  »

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This is the only monster movie (kaijû eiga) released by Nikkatsu. Unfortunately, after this film was released, the company nearly went out of business. See more »

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Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.3 (2016) See more »

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Daikyojû Gappa
("Great Giant Beast Gappa")
Opening & Ending Theme (Japanese Version only)
Music by Masao Yoneyama
Arrangement by Iwao Shigematsu
Lyrics by Hikari Ichijô
Performed by Katsuhiko Miki
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A big monster that breathes lightning, a city to be smashed and 60's styling- What more could you ask for?
12 April 1999 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

I found this movie incredibly funny. There is nothing more fun than watching a man in a rubber suit smash over plastic buildings, while tiny plastic tanks attempt to stop it. The best part of the movie is where a flying animal appears out of the jungle on the island and you can see the strings attached to it's wings. You don't get effects like that these days. I recommend this movie if you want a good laugh, but if you want somthing serious, go elsewhere. It's Great!


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