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A masterpiece and one of the top moneymakers of the 1930s. Fortune-hunters travel to Skull Island in search of the fabled giant ape "King Kong." Enticing him with the lovely Fay Wray they capture him and bring him back to New York where he escapes and ransacks the city searching for her.
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CastNoble Johnson, Frank Reicher, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Sam Hardy, James Flavin, Steve Clemente, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
DirectorMerian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
Release Date:  1933
MPAA Rating:  PG
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (November 22, 2005)
Runtime:  104 minutes
Studio:  RKO Radio Pictures
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review by . May 19, 2009
King Kong is a classic tale of beauty and the beast. A ancient animal lives on a mysterious land (Skull Island) that is hidden from the rest of the world. A rich man and his crew travel to the island and try and locate the "Eighth Wonder of the World". This giant behemoth is dubbed King Kong, the man eating monster whom the natives fear. The explorers have one hell of a time trying to find the beast. They have to cross a land that time really forgot. Dinosaurs and other strange creatures inhabit …
review by . August 20, 2000
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Pros: Unbelievability aside, the action was stupendous     Cons: Why did they try to improve on the best?     Where Godzilla failed as a love story, King Kong excels. If you have only seen the 1976 version by John Guillermin, you cannot imagine the genius behind this cinematographic wonder. You owe it to yourself to see the 1933 classic by Merian Cooper and realize the power behind it.      KONG 1933/1976 ~ the story   We are …
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