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Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira (1962)
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Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira (1962) Mr. Tako, the producer of a low rated television show called "Mysteries of the World", decides his show needs some spicing up. So he sends two of his staff, Osamu Sakurai and Kinsaburo Furue, to Pharoh Island to bring back some berries, called soma, noted for their non-addictive narcotic effect. He also wants the two to bring back proof of a giant ape named King Kong. As this is going on, a submarine collides with an iceberg releasing Godzilla, who was trapped there seven years earlier. When Osamu and Kinsaburo arrive at Pharoh, they not only find the berries but the giant ape. After a battle with a giant octopus, Kong drinks the juice that is made from the berries and falls asleep. While he is sleeping, the pair tie him to a raft and take him back to Japan. In the meantime, Godzilla is rampaging throughout the Japanese countryside. While in route to Japan, Kong breaks free and swims toward Japan and inevitably on a collision course with Godzilla.

Movie Tagline:
The motion picture screen beckons you to adventure that thrills the emotions with shock and terror!

Title: Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira
Release Date: June 03, 1963
Runtime: 82 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: Japanese, English
Country: USA, Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Perspecta Stereo, Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K

MPAA Rating: PG

Ishiro Honda

Tadao Takashima ...Osamu Sakurai
Kenji Sahara ...Kazuo Fujita
yu Fujiki ...Kinsaburo Furue
Ichiro Arishima ...Mr. Tako
Jun Tazaki ...General Masami Shinzo
Akihiko Hirata ...Dr. Shigezawa
Mie Hama ...Fumiko Sakurai
Akiko Wakabayashi ...Tamiye
Akemi Negishi ...Chikiro's Mother (Dancing Girl)
Sensho Matsumoto ...Prime Minister
Senkichi Omura ...TTV Translator Konno
Sachio Sakai ...Obayashi (Mr. Tako's assistant)
Haruya Kato ...Obayashi's assistant
Nadao Kirino ...General's Aide
Kenzo Tabu ...Dreary Newscaster
Shin Otomo ...Captain of Vessel
yoshio Kosugi ...Farou Island Chief
Tatsuo Matsumura ...Dr. Makino
Ko Mishima ...Official
yoshifumi Tajima ...Captain of Fujita's Ship - Japanese version only
Ikio Sawamura ...Witch Doctor
Ren yamamoto ...Helicopter Pilot
Harold Conway ...Scientist in Sub
Osman yusuf ...Submariner
Shoichi Hirose ...Kingukongu
Haruo Nakajima ...Gojira
Katsumi Tezuka ...Gojira
Michael Keith ...Eric Carter (U.S. version only)
James yagi ...yutaka Omura (U.S. version only)
Harry Holcombe ...Dr. Arnold Johnson (U.S. version only)

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John Beck
Tomoyuki Tanaka

John Beck
Bruce Howard
Paul Mason
Willis H. O'Brien
Shinichi Sekizawa
George Worthing yates

Akira Ifukube

Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira Horror Film Trailer 1

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More Movie Taglines:
  • The motion picture screen beckons you to adventure that thrills the emotions with shock and terror!
  • The Two Mightiest Monsters Of All Time!
  • The most colossal conflict the screen has ever known!
  • The Battle of the Century!!
  • Now an all-mighty all-new motion picture brings them together for the first time in the colossal class of all time!
  • Mighty King Kong! Mighty Godzilla!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Mr.Tako: King Kong can't make a monkey out of us!
  • Mr.Tako: You two are going to Farro Island and find me a genuine monster whether he exists or not!
  • [King Kong has just encountered Godzilla] Osamu Sakurai: Oh, I'll bet Kong has no chance. Mr. Tako: I'll toss you... Heads for King Kong. [he flips the coin] Mr. Tako: Tails...
  • Furue: My corns always hurt when they're near a monster.
  • [Arriving on Faro island] Furue: Uh, Sacurai, I'm scared!
Movie Trivia:
  • This film marks a number of firsts for King Kong and Godzilla films: this film was the first time either King Kong and Godzilla were filmed in color and the first time either filmed in wide-screen. Ironically, this film was also the third film for both King Kong and Godzilla (although this film isn't considered a sequel to the original King Kong or Son of Kong).
  • Although fans of both Kong and Godzilla argue to this day, Toho has declared that King Kong was meant to win. Kong was much more popular than Godzilla at this time, and was the obvious choice to win audiences over.
  • Godzilla's appearance greatly changed for his 1962 appearance in the first color movie: King Kong vs. Godzilla. King Kong vs. Godzilla was made more as a comedy film than having the "sense of terror" theme in the two previous movies. Because of that, Toho decided to make Godzilla less demeaning. While some American posters of the previous two black and white Godzilla movies showed Godzilla as green, the Kingoji suit revealed Godzilla's true color: charcoal gray. The previous two Godzilla suits were painted brown. On this suit, Godzilla's ears were taken away, and instead of having four toes on each foot, Godzilla had three. The center dorsal fins were englarged and the two side dorsal fins decreased in size. The body of Godzilla was bulkier than the last two suits. The head was made longer, and a slight frown was added to the side the mouth, a feature that would be seen in some later suits. The pupils were enlarged, and the eyes sported a yellow-reddish color. The new features on Godzilla gave him an alligator-like appearance.
  • In the Japanese version, the Seahawk submarine story is being followed by the "Wonderful World Series", a science show sponsored by Pacific Pharmacuticals instead of the United Nations news show in the American version. The US version also overdubbed the English-speaking actors from the original film.
  • The idea for this movie was spawned by Willis O'Brien, who had done the special effects for King Kong (1933). In the late 1950s, he tried to drum up interest in a sequel to be titled King Kong vs. Frankenstein. The Frankenstein would have been a giant monster created from different animals. Unable to find an American studio interested in the project, producer John Beck offered the idea to Toho who replaced Frankenstein with Godzilla.
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