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King Kong Escapes....... Japanese style
on 18 May 2006
Forget Pete Jackson's "KONG", this is the film to see!
From Bond villain wannabe, cape wearing, uber-fiend, Doctor Who, ( not the TARDIS travelling timelord ) and his nefarious plans to control the world using "Element X " and Robo-Kong, to the lantern-jawed Rhodes Reason, ably assisted by Toho Studio stalwart, Akira Takarada, standing up for the "Japanese" way of life. Throw in the flesh and blood Kong slugging it out with Robo-Kong, you've got a great film, with its tongue firmly in its cheek.
Again, another bare bones release from Universal, akin to the previous release "King Kong vs Godzilla" - no trailer, no extras, just the film, although the menu is worth a mention as it is done like an emergency TV broadcast, "Live from Tokyo."
An hilariously dubbed, fun movie, to be watched, and enjoyed, by the young and the young at heart. Recommended.