King Kong Escapes

King Kong Escapes

Rhodes Reason
Director: Ishiro Honda, Arthur Rankin Jr. Cast: Rhodes Reason
Rhodes Reason
, Mie Hama
Mie Hama
Ishiro Honda, Arthur Rankin Jr.,

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Rhodes Reason is the requisite Hollywood "name" actor in the Japanese-produced King Kong Escapes. While hacking through the jungle, expedition leader Nelson (Reason) and his companions are attacked by a dinosaur. They are rescued by King Kong, who since his traumatic experiences in New York has evidently changed his spots and become a lovable old Joe. Susan (Linda Miller), the prettiest member of Nelson's expedition, takes quite a liking to the big ape (Kong, not Nelson), and the feeling is reciprocated. The emphasis then shifts to dome-headed mad scientist Dr. Who (Eisei Amamoto), whose plans to take over the world include building a huge "Mechni-Kong," a robot designed to put the real Kong out of commission (if Amamoto sounds familiar to you, that's because his dialogue is dubbed by Paul Frees, the voice behind Boris Badenov). The climactic battle between the two Kongs is staged on a tinker-toy replica of Tokyo Tower -- hardly as imposing a structure as the Empire State Building, but consider what they're working with here. The Rhodes Reason/Linda Miller scenes were directed in Canada by Arthur Rankin Jr., the man responsible for the King Kong animated TV series of the late 1960s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
UPC: 0025192828928
Original Release: 1967
Rating: G
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rhodes Reason Cmdr. Nelson
Mie Hama Madame Piranha
Linda G. Miller Susan
Akira Takarada Jiro
Eisei Amamoto Dr. Who

Technical Credits
Ishiro Honda Director,Screenwriter
Arthur Rankin Director,Producer
Glen Glenn Sound/Sound Designer
Akira Ifukube Score Composer
William J. Keenan Screenwriter
Takeshi Kimura Screenwriter
Takeo Kita Art Director
Hajime Koizumi Cinematographer
Kaoru Mabuchi Screenwriter
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Eiji Tsuburaya Cinematographer,Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King Kong Escapes
1. Main Titles [1:34]
2. The Legend of Kong [2:32]
3. Extracting Element X [7:44]
4. Service Repairs [5:42]
5. Natural Predators [7:01]
6. Letting Go [7:15]
7. Scientific Sensation [3:45]
8. Kidnapping Kong [6:33]
9. The Work of Dr. Who [3:46]
10. Hidden Agenda [3:53]
11. Mind Control [8:30]
12. Coercive Methods [8:11]
13. Cold-Hearted [4:23]
14. International Incident [3:05]
15. Bold Escape [3:38]
16. The Brink of Destruction [3:02]
17. Mechanical Mayhem [10:35]
18. Stop That Ship! [End Titles] [4:46]

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