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Goliathon (1977)
"Xing xing wang" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  March 1980 (USA)
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King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Evelyne Kraft ...
Samantha Ah Wei
Danny Lee ...
Johnnie Fang (as Li Hsiu-Hsien)
Feng Ku ...
Lu Tien
Wei Tu Lin ...
David Chen Shi-yu
Norman Chu ...
Ah Lung (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Hang-Sheng Wu ...
Ah Pi
Yao Hsiao ...
Huang Tsui-hua
Ping Chen ...
Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Szu-Ying Chien ...
Spectator at pier
Chun Chin
Tien-Chu Chin
Alexander Grand
Kung-Wu Huang
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King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made Variety reach this verdict: "High camp, Chinese style." Written by Celestial Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

HKD 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,873 (USA) (23 April 1999)

Gross:

$16,138 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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From approximately the 1 hour 14 minute mark (the close-up of the flashing blue light) and almost until the end of the film, there is the uncredited use of music from the first movement of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. The final moments of the film use the closing bars of the fourth movement of the same symphony. See more »

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King Hong
8 July 2009 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This ripoff of "King Kong" has got to be one of the funniest movies that I've ever seen, just because of how it never takes itself seriously. When a Hong Kong magnate sets out on an expedition to find a prehistoric ape in India, he and the others find not only the ape but also a scantily clad woman (Evelyne Kraft) who's known the big guy ever since her plane crashed in the jungle many years earlier. This of course means that "Xing xing wang" - called "The Mighty Peking Man" in English - is really an excuse to show off the woman's body. And what a body! I bet that many a teenage boy went to see this movie just to ogle the hot babe and get as horny as possible.

Anyway, this is a total exploitation flick, so it makes sense that Quentin Tarantino brought it to DVD. Any image that you have of corny '70s cinema can be found here. A real treat in every way. You're sure to like it. Especially the blonde gal in the skimpy bikini, natch.


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