Kingu Kongu No Gyakushu (1967)
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When a mechanical replica of King Kong is unable to dig for the highly radioactive 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. CommanderJiro Nomura and Cmdr. Carl Nelson (Kong developed 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 between Kong and his robotic replica.
Title: Kingu Kongu No Gyakushu
Release Date: June 19, 1968
Runtime: 104 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K
MPAA Rating: G
Rhodes Reason ...Commander Carl Nelson
Mie Hama ...Madame Piranha (Madame X)
Linda Miller ...Lieutenant Susan Watson
Akira Takarada ...Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura
Eisei Amamoto ...Dr. Who
Paul Frees ...Dr. Who (voice: English version)
Shoichi Hirose ...Henchman
Andrew Hughes ...Reporter
Toru Ibuki ...Henchman
Nadao Kirino ...Henchman
Ryuji Kita ...SDF General
Seishiro Kuno ...Soldier
Susumu Kurobe ...Henchman
Haruo Nakajima ...Kingukongu (King Kong)
Tadashi Okabe ...Soldier
Sachio Sakai ...Henchman
Ikio Sawamura ...Mondo Islander
yu Sekida ...Mekanikongu / Gorosaurusu
Kazuo Suzuki ...Henchman
yoshifumi Tajima ...Henchman
yasuhisa Tsutsumi ...General
Osman yusuf ...Submariner
Julie Bennett ...Female Voices
Arthur Rankin Jr.
- Madame Piranha: You're a failure. Dr. Who: Not a chance of that!
[Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura and Lt. Susan Watson are being held in a freezing cell by Dr. Who because they wouldn't help him manipulate King Kong] Dr. Who: Why should you endure this when it's not necessary? Nelson cannot aid you any longer, he's been cancelled. Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura: You dog! [Dr. Who points gun at him] Dr. Who: I am a realist and I need you, so I'm going to be generous. I'm going to let you go without a bit of trouble, and with lots of cash. You just have to do one thing for me. [Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura and Lt. Susan Watson refuse] Dr. Who: You think I wouldn't kill you? I could and I would.
- Two costumes of King Kong were made. The arms of the first costume were very long, so Haruo Nakajima's hands did not reach those of the costume. He had to grasp onto sticks that were attached to the hands of the costume. He wore a second costume with shorter arms whenever they were shooting footage of King Kong battling other monsters.
The way Kong kills Gorosaurus, by splitting his jaws apart, is the same way the original Kong kills the tyrannosaurus in the original King Kong (1933).
Even though 'Linda Miller' was an American that spoke fluent English, her voice was dubbed by 'Julie Bennett'.
This film was a live action tie-in to the animated TV series "King Kong" (1966), was was also produced by Rankin/Bass Productions, and not a sequel to _"KinguKongu tai Gojira" (1962)_ (also produced by Toho and directed by Ishiro Honda) as is often suggested.
Despite the master villain being named Dr. Who, this film has no connection to "Doctor Who" (1963).
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