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Gappa (Daikyojû Gappa) (1967, Japan) is a Kaiju film directed by Haruyasu Noguchi.


Main Details

  • Released in April 1967
  • Color
  • Running Time: 81 min
  • Production Co: Nikkatsu | Manson Productions
  • Distribution Co.: Nikkatsu | American International Pictures (USA; 1968; dubbed, as "Gappa, the Triphibian Monster") | Boxoffice International Pictures (USA; 1975)
  • Directed by Haruyasu Noguchi
  • Produced by Hideo Koi
  • Written by Iwao Yamazaki, Ryuzo Nakaishi, Akira Watanabe
  • Music by Saitaro Omori
  • Cinematography by Muneo Ueda
  • Edited by Masanori Tsujii

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, mama and papa Gappa start smashing Tokyo looking for their kidnapped child.


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