Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Big Picture: "King Kong Lives"

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What makes the scenes between Kong and Lady Kong so damn weird is the fact that they act more like hairy humans than apes. I feel like those scenes are the kind of scene you'd see in a spoof.

Happy Birthday, Me! said...

So let me get this straight.

They tried to kill Kong by knocking him off a building.

Then they spent millions of dollars trying to revive Kong via... open heart surgery.

...Just to kill him a second time?

Movies. Are. WEIRD!

Lord Slithor said...

When it comes to semi-official movie sequels to King Kong, my all-time favorite was "King Kong Escapes," a co-production between Toho and Rankin-Bass.

It was loosely based on a cartoon King Kong series that R/B had produced in the '60s, as evidenced by the presence of that show's main villan, Dr. Who (not to be confused with the British TV character, whom American audiences had yet to be properly introduced to at the time) and his robotic creation, Mechani-Kong. Voice actor Paul Frees (known for playing Boris Badenov and a host of other memorable cartoon characters) supplied Who's voice in the American dub, and was played by actor Eisei Amamoto. The performance of both is the highlight of the film, as it makes him a deliciously evil villain that's fun to watch.

And of course, Eiji Tsuburaya's special effects, Akira Ifukube's score and Ishiro Honda's direction make for a holy trifecta that guarantees fun for any daikaiju fan. One to watch.

TheAlmightyNarf said...

That movie just sounds like such a mind bogglingly stupid idea in nearly ever aspect that I imagine just about anyone other than De Laurentis would have been laughed out of the studio.

Seriously, what the hell was he thinking?

Adam said...

Oh, good gravy. I remember this film back when I was little. It's definitely one of those movies where you're gonna need "chemical enhancement" to fully enjoy it.

Thanks for posting this one, Bob. Cannot wait what else you have in store for the month of Schlocktober.

Allan said...

This is exactly the kind of dumb movie I love. Thanks for reviewing it, Bob.