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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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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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Eva's Beguine
Written by Roberto Pregadio
Performed by Edda Dell'Orso
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Talk about a misleading title!
19 May 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Italian title for this film was EVE, THE WILD WOMAN which makes a lot better sense than the one attached to it for foreign distribution, KING OF KONG ISLAND. There is no king, no kong, and no island! This is the sort of plot that Republic might have made a 12 chapter serial about. A mad scientist is performing brain operations on gorillas deep in the jungle (NOT on an island) to create an army of simian slaves. Why is he doing this? Because he is a MAD scientist and that is what mad scientists do! Enter the hero (Brad Harris from several muscleman movies) and the heroine (Esmeralda Barros as the Eve, the title character) to defeat the madman and restore the natural balance to the jungle.

Eve the jungle girl is topless for the whole picture but her long flowing hair is strategically arranged except at certain dramatic moments. Those gorillas with the stitches in their heads don't look like gorillas at all to me, they look like stuntmen in costumes! It takes forever for the plot to get going; in fact it starts like an action adventure with Harris' character as a mercenary looking for revenge against the guy who double crossed him. The science fiction element and the jungle girl subplot are introduced to wake the audience up later on.

Perhaps if they had thrown in a dinosaur or two and a nice big explosion at the end. Oh well. I am off to watch the old 1944 serial THE MONSTER AND THE APE . . at least that one delivered what the title promised!


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