Monster from a Prehistoric Planet

January 31, 2016 at 9:40 pm (3 Heads, Monster from a Prehistoric Planet) (, , )

Monster from a Prehistoric Planet – 1967 – Japan

Some scientists and reporters travel to an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Their mission is to capture rare animals to populate a tropical theme park. On the island, primitive natives warn the scientists about Gappa, a seemingly mythological reptile who lives in the island’s volcano. Against the natives’ wishes, the scientists capture a giant infant “bird-lizard” and take it to Tokyo. The baby’s parents awaken in a rage and follow. These titanic monsters resemble Godzilla, but with wings, beaks, and fins on their heads. They can walk, swim, fly, and breathe energy rays (hence the film’s alternate title Gappa: The Triphibian Monster). They stomp around Tokyo, wrecking everything until they are reunited with their baby. In the touching conclusion, the monstrous family hugs and flies into the sunset.

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