Mad Monster Party (1967)

Mad Monster Party (1967)

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

IT! (1967)

IT! (1967)

Publicity photo of Roddy McDowell, Jill Haworth, and their co-stars in IT! (1967)

Publicity photo of Roddy McDowell, Jill Haworth, and their co-stars in IT! (1967)

Argentine poster for IT! (1967)

Argentine poster for IT! (1967)

Roddy McDowell gives dear mummy a gift in IT! (1967)

Roddy McDowell gives dear mummy a gift in IT! (1967)

Behind the scenes photo from Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Behind the scenes photo from Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Mecha-Kong from King Kong Escapes (1967)

Mecha-Kong from King Kong Escapes (1967)

Promotional post card for King Kong Escapes (1967)

Promotional post card for King Kong Escapes (1967)

Insert for King Kong Escapes (1967)

Insert for King Kong Escapes (1967)

Spanish lobby card for Mad Monster Party (1967)

Spanish lobby card for Mad Monster Party (1967)

Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967) on WABC’s The 4:30 Movie

Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967) on WABC’s The 4:30 Movie

Gappa (1967) was produced by Nikkatsu Corporation, and was their only foray into the giant monster genre. The foreign sales title for the film was Gappa: The Triphibian Monster, and was dubbed into English. The film was picked up by American International Pictures and released directly to television in the US under their AIP Television banner, and retitled Monster from a Prehistoric Planet. This version was one of many films syndicated to broadcasters nationwide by AIP-TV, and became a staple for Horror Hosts on television stations from San Francisco to New York City from the late 1960s through early 1980s.

German poster for Gappa: The Triphibian Monster aka Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967)

German poster for Gappa: The Triphibian Monster aka Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967)