From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

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


Main Details

  • Released in 1967 | Color
  • Running Time: 81 min
  • Production Co: Nikkatsu
  • 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


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Gappa is about a group of Japanese reporters who discover an infant monster called a Gappa on Obelisk Island. The reporters cage the creature and take it to Japan where it becomes a media attraction. This angers the natives of the island and Gappa's full-grown parents, who head toward Japan to find their child. Its plot virtually duplicates that of the 1961 kaiju film Gorgo. The film was released theatrically in Japan in 1967 but only received release on television in the United States. Gappa was the only kaiju eiga from the Nikkatsu studio. The monster effects in the film were created by Akira Watanabe, a former member of Toho. (Wikipedia)

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