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King of Kong Island (1968)

Eva, la Venere selvaggia (original title)
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.


Roberto Mauri (as Robert Morris)


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Complete credited cast:
Brad Harris ... Burt Dawson
Esmeralda Barros Esmeralda Barros ... Eva - The Savage Girl
Marc Lawrence ... Albert Muller
Adriana Alben Adriana Alben ... Ursula
Mark Farran Mark Farran ... Robert
Aldo Cecconi Aldo Cecconi ... Theodore (as Jim Clay)
Paolo Magalotti Paolo Magalotti ... Turk (as Paul Carter)
Mario Donatone ... Forrester (as Dan Doney)
Miles Mason Miles Mason ... Malik - The Gorilla
Gino Turini Gino Turini ... Turk's Goon (as John Turner)
Ursula Davis Ursula Davis ... Diana
Gianni Pulone Gianni Pulone ... Payroll Robber (as Bianni Pulone)


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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Release Date:

29 September 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Three Star Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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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Alternate Versions

The Retromedia DVD release offers two variants of Eva- La Venere Selvaggia ('Eva-The Savage Venus')- 'Kong Island' a watered down version that played US theaters in the late sixties and 'King of Kong Island' the 'uncut European version'. 'Kong Island' looks the better of the two but is poorly panned and scanned and removes shots of the thrill-seeking daughter's gorilla observed striptease, the whole introduction of Esmeralda Barros' topless female Tarzan character as well several instances where Barros' long hair fails to hide her bosom. Despite Retromedia's hyping of 'See: chicks without their tops' these scenes are unlikely to rustle even the most conservative of collars nowadays. 'King of Kong Island' restores all these previously censored moments, offers a new title sequence and presents the film in widescreen. Unfortunately this version has been sourced from a Greek video release, and so features large Greek subtitles, and quality which is bellow par for a DVD presentation. An uncut, letterboxed British release on the 'Intervision' label in the early 1980's, began the film with its US 'Kong Island' credits, but concluded with the Italian end credits (!), that allowed for a reprise of Barros' slow motion nude jog and alluded to the film's Italian/Spanish/New York financing See more »


Eva's Beguine
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25 March 2006 | by pellenaseSee all my reviews

This is bad.

Horror? No.

Funny? No.

Drama? No.

Garbage? Well, I'll take it out, dear.

So bad its good? No. Its worse.

Ever had guests that never leave? You invited to a party, 26 hours ago, and some snort-heads are still on their way up, you wanna sleep, but you know that you'll wake up with a bottle of Absolute or something stuck up your ass if you fall asleep.... and you just cant take anymore.

WELL! This stinker is your solution: -Hey guys, I've got a really fat movie here, just let me turn down that music, and... find my VCR.

They don't just leave, they'll run. And they'll never come back.

Its impossible to watch this... thing. Its so bad its fascinating, I think the best liner is: We'll make camp here. But don't make any fire. And thats not a killer line...

Don't watch it, but if you can, buy it. It can be useful, as a part of an anti-thief system, even the police will give up and run...

1 is the bottom line, OK. If I could give it a -10.... No. Just leave it there. Its a ... cant find the words. I guess Satan took them with him when he fell down there. And some nut-heads still thinks plan 9 is the worst movie ever? This is worse than Jacksons King Kong! And Woooah, thats ugly...

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