Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- They Still Live 2017

- Knock Knock 2017

- Red Christmas 2016

- Goodnight, Gracie 2017

- Stella Maris 2017

- Erik the Conqueror 1961

- Industrial Animals 2016

- Message in a Bottle 2017

- My Little Miracle 2017

- It Lives in the Attic 2016

- Almost Amazing 2017

- The Slayer 1982

- The Last Revenants 2017

- Revelator 2017

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Beyond Macabre 2017

- Slimed 2010

- Blaze of Gory 2017

- Shadows of a Stranger 2017

- The Ghoul 2016

- 3 2017

- Charismata 2017

- Circus Kane 2017

- The Black Cat 2017

- Beyond the Trek 2017

- Bag Lady 2017

- The Love of a Woman 1953

- Happy Endings Are a Rarity 2017

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Hell's Half Acre 2017

- The Basement 2017

- Ghost House 2017

- The Dead Next Door 1989

- Wrath City 2017

- Is This Now 2017

- The Ice Cream Truck 2017

- Re-Animator 1985

- Fate 2017

- Terror in a Texas Town 1958

- Effects 1980

- The Son, the Father... 2017

- Vesper 2017

- Evil Ed 1995

- Mondo Shock 2017

- John #3 2017

- The Deal 2015

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Out of My Skin 2016

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Kingu Kongu tai Gojira

King Kong vs. Godzilla
Die Rückkehr des King Kong

Japan 1962
produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka for Toho
directed by Inoshiro Honda, unnecessary American scenes by Thomas Montgomery
starring Tadeo Takashimi, Mie Hama, Kenji Sahara, Yu Fujiki, Ichiro Arichima, Akihiko Hirata
written by Shinichi Sekizawa, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, music by Akira Ifukube

Godzilla, King Kong, Toho's King Kong

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


In the South Pacific, Sakurai (Tadeo Takashimi) & Furu (Yu Fujiki) are searching for legendary giant ape King Kong as a promotional gimmick for Tako's (Ichiro Arichima) pharmaceutical company - & it's about time too, since giant dinosaur Godzilla has just hatched from an iceberg & is rapidly approaching Tokyo, starting to take on the army all on his own while our duo still experience all sorts of jungle shenanigans including native dances & a giant kraken attack before finally finding Kong, drugging him & bringing him to Japan on a giant raft. But the giant ape does get problems with immigration & is almost sent back home when he manages to break free from the raft, an instinct apparently telling him that there is another monster for him to fight - Godzilla. That monster meanwhile starts derailing trains & menaces especially Fumiko (Mie Hama), Sakurai's sister & inventor Fujita's (Kenji Sahara) girlfriend. As it soon turns out, the 2 monsters seem to have the same taste since soon afterwards Kong carries around Fumiko, too, before being put to sleep by some more drugs. The army soon decides, the only way to beat Godzilla is having him battle King Kong, thus King Kong is bound to some balloons by extra-strong threads developed by Fujita & flown near Godzilla, & soon the 2 giants start to fight. At first it actually looks rather grim for King Kong, but then he gets an extra power-boost from electric lightning, & after a fierce battle, drowns the dinosaur in the sea. King Kong now heads off, back home ... & rumours that in the Japanese version Godzilla actually won the fight, are totally unfounded & ultimately wrong (it wouldn't make narrative sense anyway).

 

Director Honda's second Godzilla film (& in fact Toho's third) does prove an entertaining, funny, colourful romp that, if you are a bit childish, will leave a smile on your face. It is though a far cry from the grimness of the original Gojira (1954), the monster's introduction into the cinematic world, or in fact most of Honda's other 50's sci-fi- & monster-movies. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira is in fact a movie you just must not take seriously, but nevertheless (or because of that) might enjoy immensely.

The only bad scenes of the movie are actually the American ones, directed by Thomas Montgomery, in which somebody sits somewhere telling the audience what just happened of what will happen in the next scene. Shots of a very phony looking communications sattelite don't make the scenes any better.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find King Kong vs. Godzilla
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find King Kong vs. Godzilla here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find King Kong vs. Godzilla at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD

 

 

Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...

 

Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!

 

Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner

 

Jetzt kaufen bei
Lulu.com