King Kong Escapes (1968)

King Kong Escapes - 1967
While I wasn’t around when King Kong Escapes first made the theater circuit I did get to catch it in my youth at our local Drive-In, it was actually part of a Godzilla movie marathon being held that weekend. While I remember most of the Godzilla films presented that night I’m rather hazy on the details of King Kong Escapes except for the awesomeness that was Mechani-Kong!

The film was a co-production from the legendary Toho studios and Rankin and Bass (The Hobbit, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer) and in fact was loosely based on the Rankin/Bass ‘The King Kong Show’.

[Via] twadlesaur
I’m not sure if we are going to be seeing Mechani-Kong in the upcoming Pacific Rim…maybe in the sequel?

VicSage

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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