- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 12, 2003
- Originally Released: 1967
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
A team of explorers searching for exotic wildlife unwittingly release a horrific force on Japan. Refusing to heed the natives' warnings, they return from a South Seas island with a strange triphibian creature. Plans to use Gappa as a tourist attraction are derailed when the monster's vengeful parents descend on Tokyo. Laying waste to entire cities in the pursuit of their offspring, the giant monsters are unaffected by modern weaponry. As the island prepares itself for total annihilation, scientists rally with a daring plan to reunite the creatures and preserve humanity. Monster from a Prehistoric Planet, also known as Gappa the Triphibian Monster, is bolstered by the special effects work of Akira Watanabe, whose groundbreaking work on the Godzilla series inspired many imitators.
A publisher decides to build a recreational center and wants everything to be authentic. He sends a group to a tropical island to bring back plants, but instead they bring back a giant bird-reptile. Unfortunately, its parents want it back and pave a path of destruction across Japan trying to reclaim it.
Gappa, a baby prehistoric creature is brought to Tokyo, and its fire breathing parents leave no building uncrushed and no missile left unfired in their attempt to rescue their little bundle of joy.
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3 1/2 is all because of ending
Movie Lover: japanese movie lover
-- November, 28, 2006
great action sequences and pretty good special effects for a foriegn monster movie. i gave it the PROPS it deserved.
now the down sides. the title is monster from prehistoric planet. ISLAND, ISLAND NOT PLANET!!!AND MONSTERSSSSS there are three not one. and the ending was to sappy.
I got this one on Super 8mm...
Movie Lover: Kevin William Wardle
Birtley, County Durham, England UK
-- June, 25, 2005
I got this one on Super 8mm along with 'Yongary' and I really liked it. This DVD was a great purchase! The print could be better and there is a better version on DVD from another studio, however, if you haven't see this movie before I would go for this version first! All-in-all it's great fun and for $6 is great value and a lot of fun!!!
great monster flick!
Movie Lover: Danny Flores
-- May, 12, 2004
if your a fan of giant monster movies, this is you best buy! sure it doesn't have the best special effects, it it makes up for it in a good old fashion romp throught tokyo. the plot is full of holes though. but if you can stand through a godzilla or gamera movie prepare to be amazed.