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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
|MPAA Ratings:||G||Premiere Info:||New York opening: 10 Jul 1968|
|Release Date:||1968||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Color (Technicolor)||Distributions Co:||Universal Pictures|
|Sound:||Mono (Westrex Recording System)||Production Co:||Rankin/Bass Productions, Toho Co.|