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.
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When a mechanical replica of King Kong is unable to dig for the highly radioactive Element X at the North Pole, the evil Doctor Who and his sponsor Madame Piranha (Madame X in the American release) decide to kidnap the real Kong. As an insurance policy they kidnap Lt. Susan Miller as well as her boyfriend Lt. CommanderJiro Nomura and Cmdr. Carl Nelson (Kong developed a crush on Susan when she Nomura and Nelson visited the Kong at his home on Mondo Island). Kong later escapes and heads for Tokyo. Susan and the others also escape. Who and his minions follow him and activate Mechani-Kong in order to recapture him. Susan is then grabbed by the robot and is taken to the top of Tokyo Tower and a battle ensues between Kong and his robotic replica. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
This was the second and last film by the Toho Studios to use the King Kong character. Their rights to use it again lapsed after this film. See more »
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 »
Lieutenant Susan Watson:
[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.
Y-yes, Sir. Ma'am. Lieutenant.
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This is a monster movie that truly has everything you'd want from the genre: A man in a rubber costume, a bunch of destructible environments, an insane villain in a cape and a heroic trio that border on a love triangle... Not forgetting the secret base, the insane plot and the multitude of henchmen in the trademark white gloves.
There is monster on monster action, campy dialog and such a wonderful feeling of childlike adventure and exploration that'll make you feel like you're a kid again as you watch the movie.
I couldn't help but smile through the whole film and after viewing it I just wish more of the monster movies out there could be this good.
Probably Ishiro Honda's best monster movie. Go watch it!
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