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King Kong Escapes (1968)

Directed by Ishirō Honda
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Written by Takeshi Kimura(screenplay) (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
Arthur Rankin Jr.(concept)
Starring Akira Takarada
Rhodes Reason
Mie Hama
Linda Miller
Eisei Amamoto
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography Hajime Koizumi
Edited by Ryohei Fujii
Production
company
Toho Studios
Rankin/Bass
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Universal Studios (USA)
Release dates
  • July 22, 1967 (Japan)
  • June 19, 1968 (US)
Running time
104 minutes (Japan)
96 minutes (USA)
Country Japan
United States
Language Japanese
English
Box office $1,000,000 (US/ Canada)

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2 thoughts on “King Kong Escapes (1968)

  1. Ruby says:

    This movie isn’t entirely disconnected to the rest of the Godzilla series, Gorosaurus appears again in Destroy All Monsters and he’s pretty badass. I also know they used the idea for Mechani-Kong when they made Mecha-Godzilla in later movies.

    Looking forward to seeing Mothra from you guys, that movie is quite divisive amongst kaiju fans so it’ll be interesting to see what you guys make of it. Keep on being awesome! ^_^

    1. Drew Daybell says:

      Absolutely want to thank YOU Ruby for always writing out your support of what we love doing 🙂 Unfortunately it seems it will be a bit til the next episode comes out. Like probably a week and a half from now “a bit”. Basically we’ll discuss why in the podcast but yeah, Joe and myself are very looking forward to watching Mothra both for the first time.

      I’m thinking we may watch the US version first this time, unlike how we’ve always watched the Japanese versions of these films first in the past. What order do you think we should view them in? Your opinion may sway us one way or the other, but it could also depend on what we find reading up on both versions of the movie itself.

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