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King of Kong Island (1968)
"Eva, la Venere selvaggia" (original title)

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Eve is a jungle girl brought up by apes. She is captured with a number of apes by a mad scientist, conducting mind control experiments on them. Eventually she is liberated by a young explorer.

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Complete credited cast:
Brad Harris ...
Burt Dawson
Esmeralda Barros ...
Eva, the savage girl
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Albert Muller
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Ursula
Mark Farran ...
Robert
Aldo Cecconi ...
Theodore (as Jim Clay)
Paolo Magalotti ...
Turk (as Paul Carter)
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Forrester (as Dan Doney)
Miles Mason ...
Malik the Gorilla
Gino Turini ...
Turk's Goon (as John Turner)
Ursula Davis ...
Diana
Gianni Pulone ...
Payroll Robber (as Bianni Pulone)
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A group of mad scientists travel to Kong Island where they implant receptors into the brains of gorillas planning to create a gorilla war for world domination. Out to break a few heads is a descendant of King Kong. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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29 September 1968 (Italy)  »

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Although the U.S. version was promoted under the title "King of Kong Island", the on screen title reads simply "Kong Island". See more »

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Albert Muller: [to Burt Dawson] You're an excellent specimen of the human race - strong, clever, brave. That's why I've chosen you for my first experiment on a human being. You'll have the honor of being the first man to become my slave.
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A strangely enjoyable and completely insane jungle adventure
30 July 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I just don't get the full-on negativity that this film seems to attract. Sure it's shoddy and completely ridiculous. But it has a certain dumb charm and is a hell of a lot more entertaining than you would think given its terrible rating. I mean honestly a jungle adventure featuring robot gorillas and a white savage-girl can't be all bad. The story is basically about a muscle-bound knuckle-head who is sent into the wilderness to save his friends daughter from a mad scientist and his robot apes. He comes into contact with a savage girl who leads him to the baddies.

This is certainly a cheap and trashy film. But there is enough action, laughs and general bewilderment to keep a bad movie aficionado happy. The title is meaningless – there is no Kong and they are not on an island. But I am guessing that 'Robot Ape Jungle' didn't cut the mustard. The African setting was convincing enough until the scene early in the film when the characters visit a bar and everyone starts dancing to some ultra cheesy 60's Euro-Pop. Incidentally, you will be doing extraordinarily well if you do not laugh at this point at our knuckle-headed hero's dance moves. You may also get some amusement when our heroes travel to the jungle down what can only be described as Stock Footage Road. Or what about later when our hero and an incidental character - who serves absolutely no purpose by the way - are captured by natives and then immediately set free to run away because, and I quote Mr Knucklehead, 'they're savages, they expect us to run for our lives!' Saves them the bother of actually trying to escape I guess. I have to also note that the score to this film is a very enjoyable combination of distorted guitars, Euro-cheese, African drums and easy listening organs.

Basically I am happy to say that this film is not nearly as bad as it probably seems. I found it good fun and really can't see why it is ranked so atrociously lowly. It's quite an enjoyable slice of nonsense if you want to know the truth.


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