Thursday, 21 January 2016

Review: King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) (January 2016)

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) - Epic Monster Battle!!
An epic a cross-over in King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) sees the two famous monsters go head-to-head when Kong is taken from Faro Island! Before hand, Kong battles a giant Octopus and is put to sleep using native-tribal music and a mysterious drink medicine - it makes him groggy! Once shipped back to Japan, King Kong battles with the legendary, Godzilla who awakens from an iceberg and destroys a may-day submarine. Who will win in this epic battle of the ages??

The Big G's and KK's first color outing in Tohoscope sees more suit-motion action where as Kong was previously stop-motion in the monster classic, King Kong (1933). Both monsters battle and are around the same size to make this one a fair fight... or is it? G overcomes Kong, but the giant ape gains super-powers from lightening and electricity in order to combat Godzilla!

A fun film which might appeal to fans and young adults a-like! It's very colorful and the monster action takes comical turns, but kinda charming at the same time!

Ishirō Honda would return to direct from Gojira (1954). Eiji Tsuburaya would return to be the director of Special Effects, whilst Akira Ifukube would score the film and many other films in the long-running series.

Followed by: Mothra vs Godzilla (1964) - HERE!

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