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Kingu Kongu no gyakushû (1967)


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Kingu Kongu no gyakushû (1967)

Overview

Production co: Rankin/Bass Productions, Toho Company

104 min (Japan) 22 July 1967 (Japan)

Library synopsis: [En] Having been knocked out by Godzilla in Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962), the gorilla starts his return engagement by defeating a dinosaur. He also falls in love with Miller, the woman member of an expedition led by and Written by Phil Hardy

Director:

Cult stars: , , ,

Cult relevance index: 7.4 / 10

Note: 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.  |  Even though 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, which was also produced by Rankin/Bass Productions, and not a sequel to Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (1962) (also produced by Toho and directed by ) as is often suggested.  |  References King Kong (1933).

Gallery photos:48

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Essential inner links and references

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Science Fiction [UK / 1995] (bk)  |  Fant’Asia [Italy / July 1994](bk)  |  Cine Fantástico y de Terror Japonés (1899-2001) [Spain / 2002] (bk)  |  Japanese Cinema Essential Handbook [USA / 1996](bk)  |  Cine Zine Zone [France / Nr. 82 - October 1994] (fz)

Toho Company

The Godzilla Chronicles – The History of Toho Fantastic Movies [Japan / 1999] |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 7 - 1993] (mg)  |  Introduction to Japanese Horror Film [UK / 2008] (bk)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 3 - 2005] (mg)  |  Godzilla King of the Monsters [USA / Vol. 1 - Nr. 22 - 22 May 1979] (cm)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005](mg)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 27 - 1998] (mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 25 - October 1973](mg)  | Quatermass [Spain / Special Nr. 7 - November 2001] (mg)  |  Tokusatsu Hero Best Magazine [Japan / Vol. 4 - 2005] (mg)

Ishirô Honda

Introduction to Japanese Horror Film [UK / 2008] (bk)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 20 - October 1968] (mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 2 - Nr. 6 - March 1972] (mg)

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CertificationUK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (DVD rating) (2005) / Finland:K-16 / Sweden:15 / USA:G
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Release dateJapan 22 July 1967 | USA 19 June 1968 | France 13 November 1968 (Paris) | Spain 8 September 1969 (Valencia) (Olympia), 24 November 1969 (Barcelona) (Capitol), 29 June 1970 (Madrid) (Urquijo) | West Germany 20 March 1970 | Turkey 4 January 1971 | Sweden 8 May 1972 | Finland 15 December 1972
Also known asKing Kong Escapes UK / USA | Canavarlarin Gazabi Turkey (reissue title) (Turkish title) | El regreso de King-Kong Argentina | King Kong - Jättiläishirviö Finland | King Kong - Lailaps pano apo tin poli Greece (reissue title) | King Kong Strikes Again International (literal title) (English title) | King Kong escapa Spain | King Kong kauhun saarella Finland | King Kong på skräckens ö Sweden | King Kong se escapa Spain | King Kong unnslipper Norway | King Kong's Counterattack International (literal title) (English title) | King kong il gigante della foresta Italy | King-Kong s'est échappé France | King-Kong, Frankensteins Sohn West Germany | La revanche de King Kong France | O King Kong drapetevei Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | Superman gorillanthropos enantion sidirokefalou Greece (reissue title) | The Revenge of King Kong (undefined) | Ucieczka King Konga Poland | el Regreso de King Kong Mexico
Filming locationsJapan
Box office/businessCopyright Holder: Universal Pictures (1968) (US version) || Spain - Gross: € 120.568,07 | Admissions: 1.136.716
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Distribution companyTitanus (Italy) (theatrical) | Les Films Grandvilliers (France) (theatrical) | Brepi Films S.A. (Spain) (theatrical) | Universal Pictures (1968) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Universal Home Entertainment (2005) (USA) (DVD) | MAWA/ Cine Plus / VCL (Germany) (DVD) | Atlas Video (Glasbox) (Germany) (VHS) | Starlight (Germany) (VHS) | VMP (Germany) (VHS) | Universal (UK) (DVD) | Universal (4 DVD Empire State Digipak) (UK) (DVD) | Toho (Japan) (DVD) | Toho Video (Japan) (laserdisc) | Media Service Sp. z o.o. (Poland) (DVD) | Media Service Sp. z o.o. (Godzilla-Box) (Poland) (DVD) | EVS Entertainment (Thailandia) (DVD) | Good Times Home Video (35th Anniversary Edition) (USA) (DVD) | Free-TV: 3sat 07.03.2009 (Germany) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 18.11.2001 (Germany) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 28.11.2004 (Germany) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 18.12.2005 (Germany) | Free-TV: ZDF 28.11.2007 (Germany) | Free-TV: ZDF 09.10.2009 (Germany) | Free-TV: ZDF 20.08.2011 (Germany) | Pay-TV: Premiere - P7 24.10.2004 (Germany) | Free-TV: TMC 199? (Italy)
RuntimeJapan: 104 min | Italy: 100 min | France: 94 min | USA: 96 min | Spain: 96 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Color: Color (Technicolor) | Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Tohoscope | Printed film format: 35 mm

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