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King Kong Escapes (1967)
"Kingu Kongu no gyakushû" (original title)

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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhodes Reason ...
Commander Carl Nelson
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Madame Piranha (Madame X)
Linda Miller ...
Lieutenant Susan Watson
Akira Takarada ...
Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Dr. Who (as Eisei Amamoto)
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Henchman
Sachio Sakai ...
Henchman
Susumu Kurobe ...
Henchman
Nadao Kirino ...
Henchman
Tôru Ibuki ...
Henchman
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Henchman
Ryûji Kita ...
SDF General
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ...
General
Ikio Sawamura ...
Mondo Islander
Tadashi Okabe ...
Soldier
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a live action tie-in to the animated TV series King Kong (1966), which was also produced by Rankin/Bass Productions, and not a sequel to Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962) (also produced by Toho and directed by Ishiro Honda) as is often suggested. See more »

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During some of the North Pole scenes, Dr. Hu's men cast shadows on the painting of the "distance" (mainly snow-capped mountains) on the studio set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
First Submariner: Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Susan Watson: Good morning.
Second Submariner: [talking to another crew member] Boy, with a good looking nurse like that on board, I wouldn't mind running a fever.
Lieutenant Susan Watson: Just remember, sailor. I've got lots of castor oil in sick bay. And you too.
Second Submariner: Y-yes, Sir. Ma'am. Lieutenant.
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King Kong Japanese Style
18 December 1999 | by (Califorina, US) – See all my reviews

A very pleasing movie, that has a total of 4 kaiju's (giant Monsters) in it. They are King Kong, Mechani Kong, a Giant Sea Snake, and Gorosaurus (from Destroy All Monsters fam). This movie is filled with a lot of action, and goes at a fast pace. The Kajiu fights are great and numerous. And Dr. Huu makes a very good villain, although he is a little trigger happy (he kills every one in the movie with at least three shots from his gun). Over all a very good kajiu movie.


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