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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

Rhodes Reason took the lead role even though he "knew the film was lousy". His incentive was a trip to Japan. 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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Plenty of Action
21 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is the second film to feature the "Toho Kong". This film features plenty of action and is pretty much a copy of the original Kong (especially the scene where Kong and his Mecha double climb Tokyo Tower a la the Empire State Building). The big difference is that the girl isn't scared of Kong like Fay Wray was (note, there is no evidence that proves that this Linda Miller is Jackie Gleason's daughter. By all accounts she was a teen-aged model living in Japan at the time who was cast in this film.). Despite the fact that the film lifts several elements from the original, it stands on its own as a pure escapist fun.


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