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Seen on: 07/13/2017, 04/12/2014, 01/31/2014 (rewatch)

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King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Directed by Ishirô Honda

Action | Science Fiction | Adventure

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sleestakk, archstanton43, sleestakk, Javitron, lordofthemovies, sensoria

Overview

After a 7 year hiatus, Godzilla returned to the screen to take on King Kong in the 3rd film in the Godzilla franchise. A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently revived Godzilla.

Rated NR | Length 98 minutes

Actors

James Yagi | Michael Keith | Harry Holcombe | Katsumi Tezuka | Haruo Nakajima | Shôichi Hirose | Osman Yusuf | Harold Conway | Douglas Fein | Hideo Shibuya | Takuzô Kumagai | Kenzô Tabu | Yasuhisa Tsutsumi | Nadao Kirino | Shin Ôtomo | Haruya Katô | Ren Yamamoto | Senshô Matsumoto | Senkichi Ômura | Tatsuo Matsumura | Sachio Sakai | Ko Mishima | Someshô Matsumoto | Ikio Sawamura | Yoshifumi Tajima | Yoshio Kosugi | Akemi Negishi | Akiko Wakabayashi | Mie Hama | Akihiko Hirata | Jun Tazaki | Ichirô Arishima | Tadao Takashima | Yû Fujiki | Kenji Sahara

Viewing Notes

Been a few years since I’ve seen this. Never been a big fan mainly due to the intentional humor injected during the first half and the piss poor Kong. But I’ve only seen the American release by Universal which is a different cut with added scenes shot in Hollywood. Noticed that the score is the same score from Creature from the Black Lagoon and not Ifukube’s score, which I have on CD.

I really need to track down the original JP release. It’s not vastly different but still different enough esp. in order of the action and subplotting. Also I really dislike the dub they did. It’s so damn stupid.

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