MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET / Manson Corporation - 1967
It's Friday Vintage Japanese Theater with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots the AIP TV version of the flick also known as GAPPA THE TRIPHIBIAN MONSTERS with the original Japanese title, DAIKYOJU GAPPA. I like this SUPER 8mm box art, it captures the old school feel of the movie. One tagline reads... Even mightier than 'King Kong'!
Eegah!! sent over a cool lil' soundclip for us to enjoy, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button way over there, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our audio offering for... MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET!
The story starts with a science expedition en route to a tropical island in the South Pacific where the natives worship the mysterious deity named Gappa.
While on the island, an earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is discovered after its giant egg is broken open. Against the natives' warning, the expedition takes the small reptile back to Japan for study.
They hook him up with a metal helmut to study his little neurons and whatnots!..
I just like this shot with the simple black and white TV in it, that's all.
As warned, mom and pop Gappa show up to cause a pile of nonstop mayhem and destruction, looking for their kedso!
Giant blimps are brought in to haul the oversized reptile to a site where they plan on releasing him. Japan cannot face total destruction, so, you know, might as well let him go.
More shots I just like...
And, there's just no peace until the little guy's returned to his overprotective parents...