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Kong Hits

Godzilla Heisei Era: I Think I love These Movies (Part I)

As a kid, I was a big fan of Godzilla movies. They were a mainstay on weekend afternoon television while I was growing up and they were always a treat. Sure, they were cheap, often silly, but there was an inherent charm to them. They were captivating and enjoyable in only a way a guy in a rubber suit stomping on model buildings can be. It’s hard to explain, but they were unique and different.

By |October 10th, 2021|

It Is What It Is: King Kong Escapes: Kong Hits V

King Kong Escapes is one of - if not the - strangest entries in the King Kong cannon. (As an aside saying ‘King Kong cannon’ out loud is a fun thing to do. Go ahead, try it.) But if you unpack what this movie is it is a wonder that it even exists.It is a live action sequel loosely based on an animated series that is itself loosely based on a live action film that

By |September 24th, 2018|

Dr. Who Meets Bond: The King Kong Show: Kong Hits IV

So this entry in the Kong project is the one I am (or was) least familiar with; that is I don’t remember seeing this as a child. But it feels familiar somehow, like I should have seen it. It has a “played in syndication for the majority of the 70s on a local UHF station” kind of feel to it. And that probably comes from the similar type of animation that was being picked up

By |May 7th, 2018|

Do you think King Kong smiles? King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962): Kong Hits III

This is one of the more…let’s go with interesting…entries in this project. King Kong vs. Godzilla is a crossover, a comedy, and a curiosity. And it is something to behold that’s for sure. It began life as a sequel to the original film called King Kong Meets Frankenstein. The proposed treatment was by Willis O'Brien (the original animator of King Kong) and was to feature a giant sized Frankenstein’s Monster battling King Kong in

By |April 7th, 2018|

Movies to go Ape Over. King Kong through the ages.

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