Daikyojū Gappa (Monster from a Prehistoric Planet) (Gappa the Triphibian Monster)
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Daikyojū Gappa (Monster from a Prehistoric Planet) (Gappa the Triphibian Monster)
The sole foray into the giant-monster arena from Nikkatsu Studios (producers of the classic The Burmese Harp) presents a cutesy clone of Toho's Rodan with a plot lifted from British city-stomper Gorgo. Unfortunately for monster fans, there is little of the earlier films' creativity on display. An infant version of the title creature (only one of an apparent species) is found on Obelisk Island by a group of Japanese reporters, caged and spirited away to Japan to become a media attraction. Naturally, this incurs not only the ire of the island natives, but the wrath of Baby Gappa's… More

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"Hokey-looking rubber monsters and tribesmen dancing beneath an active volcano - what's not to like? Well, a lot actually . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page