King Kong Escapes

The electronic monster Mechani-Kong boldly challenges the ruler of the South Seas, King Kong!!

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 14, 2020

King Kong Series Episode 4

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America wanted their big gorilla back for a popular Saturday morning cartoon, but King Kong Escapes for one last Japanese adventure. Villainous Dr. Who (no relation to the BBC Timelord) needs the legendary ape’s help in mining the North Pole of a rare mineral. Can a Bond babe and kidnapped nurse seduce Kong into dirtying his paws?  Or will the beast find it impossible to dig alongside a robotical replica of himself dubbed Mechani-Kong? Join all of Tokyo in getting the blow-by-blow of their beatdown when you download Now Playing’s latest podcast.

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Movie Details

Series
King Kong
Original Title
キングコングの逆襲
Title
King Kong Escapes
Director
Ishirō Honda
Author
Producer
Arthur Rankin, Jr., Tomoyuki Tanaka
Writer
Takeshi Kimura
Actors
Akira Takarada, Mie Hama, Rhodes Reason, Linda Miller, Hideyo Amamoto, Yoshifumi Tajima, Sachio Sakai, Ryuji Kita, Ikio Sawamura, Nadao Kirino, Shôichi Hirose, Kazuo Suzuki, Tôru Ibuki, Naoya Kusakawa, Susumu Kurobe, Haruo Nakajima, Yû Sekita, Kei Taguchi, Akiko Santo, Osman Yusuf, Tadashi Okabe, Seishirô Kuno, Yasuhisa Tsutsumi, Andrew Hughes
Runtime
1 h 44 min
Release Date
22 July 1967
Genres
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Overview
An adaptation of the Rankin/Bass cartoon, "The King Kong Show". King Kong is brought in by the evil Dr. Who to dig for Element X in a mine when the robot Mechani-Kong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle atop Tokyo Tower.

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