Tag Archive: King Kong

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) – Review

There is something about seeing a giant monster rampaging through city streets that stirs the imagination, from as far back as the 1925 The Lost World where dinosaurs were let loose in the streets of London to Warner Brothers take…
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King Kong and Friends: A History of Giant Apes in Film

It was in 1925 when the first giant monster rampaged across the silver screen, stunning audiences at the time with amazing prehistoric creations, that film was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World, and it heralded a new age in cinema.  Close…
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A*P*E (1976) – Review

A*P*E practically defines the term “quickie rip-off” as the South Korean film industry, teaming up with an American production company, rushed their Kong rip-off to the screen just ahead of Dino DeLaurentiis’s multi-million dollar King Kong remake.

King Kong (2005) – Review

Hollywood loves remakes. That adage has never been truer than it is today.  Audiences are being constantly bombarded by remakes of older popular films, and that’s only if their current hot franchises have run out of sequel steam. With movies…
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King Kong (1933) – Review

During the 1930s escapism from the realities of The Depression made movie going more important than ever, and in 1933 Merian C. Cooper gave the world King Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World, a film that defined the term…
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Mighty Joe Young (1949) – Review

When one thinks of stop-motion animation a single name leaps to mind, and that name would be Ray Harryhausen. From him we saw dinosaurs rampaging through cities, flying saucers terrorizing the world, and Sinbad battling numerous mythological beasts, but it…
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