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King Kong Escapes

King Kong Escapes(1968)

Also Known As: King Kong no gyakush | Kingu Kongu no Gyakushu |

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Brief Synopsis

When a mechanical replica of King Kong is unable to dig for the highly radioative Element X at the North Pole, the evil Doctor Who and his sponsor Madame Piranha (Madame X in the American release) decide to kidnap the real Kong. As an insurance policy they kidnap Lt. Susan Miller as well as her boyfriend Lt. Jiro Nomura and Cmdr. Carl Nelson (Kong develped a crush on Susan when she Nomura and Nelson visited the Kong at his home on Mondo Island). Kong later escapes and heads for Tokyo. Susan and the others also escape. Who and his minions follow him and activate Mechani-Kong in order to recapture him. Susan is then grabbed by the robot and is taken to the top of Tokyo Tower and a battle ensues.

Cast & Crew

Rhodes Reason Commander Nelson
Mie Hama Madame Piranha
Akira Takarada Lieut. Jiro Nomura
Hajime Koizumi Photography
Kaoru Mabuchi Scr for Japanese version
William J. Keenan Scr for English version
Ernest L. Scanlon Pres of English version
Tomoyuki Tanaka Prod of Japanese version
Arthur Rankin Jr. Prod of English version
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  New York opening: 10 Jul 1968
Release Date:  1968 Production Date:  [Tohoscope]
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Rankin/Bass Productions, Toho Co.
Duration(mins):  96 Country:  Japan
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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    Erik Rivera 2011-07-01

    Really good movie, just not as good as "King Kong vs. Godzilla." I just wish that I could see it again. MORE>