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Nothing but a campy '70s disaster movie

10 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 6:58
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"There is a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape."

Almost three decades before Peter Jackson re-imagined 1933's King Kong for a new generation of filmgoers, Italian B-movie producer Dino De Laurentiis had the same idea. Naturally, though, due to the filmmaking technology of the period, 1976's King Kong looks subpar compared to Peter Jacks... read more

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Even though I’m a huge movie buff and I think that my knowledge of movies is right now pretty extensive, I still have to see the real ‘King Kong’, the original classic but, in the mean time, I managed to see this second version. As a matter of fact, I also re-watched Peter Jackson’s version recently and even though it was a decent flick, rather impressive visually speaking, it was still ra... read more
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Description: Remake of the 1933 classic about a Giant Ape from a lost world who falls in love with a beautiful actress sacrificed to him by the native tribes people on the island he inhabits. One of the top money-makers of the 1970s. Producer Dino Delaurentis up-dates the 1933 classic. Jessica Lange's first starring role. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Cinematography, Best Sound. Academy Award: Best Special Effects. ... (more)
Release date: 8 September 1976
UPC: 097360887273
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