king kong escapes

Admission restricted 18+
Ishirô Honda, 104 mins, USA/Japan, 1967, Japanese with English subtitles, 35mm. Courtesy: Universal Pictures

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King Kong Escapes. Courtesy British Film Institute and Universal Pictures
By the director of Godzilla, King Kong Escapes is classic kaiju (a popular Japanese term referring to monsters) kitsch.

Mad scientist Dr Who, played by Eisei Amamoto (a well-loved bit-part villain), builds a giant robotic Kong to mine plutonium.

The robo-Kong fails and the doctor is forced to kidnap the real King Kong to continue his project. Inevitably, Kong is too wild and breaks loose and heads for Tokyo.

The robo-Kong is sent after his namesake and, in a climatic showdown, not one but two Kongs cling precariously to the top of Tokyo Tower.

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Sat 17 Dec 2005, 7pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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