Monster From a Prehistoric Planet

1967
1 hour 30 minutes

Originally titled Gappa the Triphibian Monsters , this Japanese film tells the story of 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, momma and papa Gappa start smashing Tokyo looking for their kidnapped child.

Directed by: Hiroshi Noguchi

Starring: Tamio Kawaji, Yôko Yamamoto, Yuji Kodaka

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