King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Michael Keith
Director: Ishiro Honda, Thomas Montgomery Cast: Michael Keith
Michael Keith
, James Yagi
James Yagi
Ishiro Honda, Thomas Montgomery,

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Overview

King Kong vs. Godzilla - built around a preposterous battle between the huge ape King Kong and the fire-breathing dinosaur Gojira -- marked the beginning of Toho Studios aiming their monster films at children rather than general audiences. Director Ishiro Honda stages the battle scenes atop Mt. Fuji for laughs, as the two lovable beasts play ball with a large boulder and generally behave like professional wrestlers horsing around for the camera. Persistent rumors claim that there exist two different endings to this film, with Godzilla winning in the Japanese version and Kong prevailing in the American print. These rumors are incorrect, as Kong wins in both versions. Gojira survived to battle Mothra the following year in Mosura Tai Gojira, while the Asian Kong returned in King Kong No Gyakushu (1967).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
UPC: 0025192843624
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 2,732

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Keith Eric Carter
James Yagi Yataka Omura
Tadao Takashima O. Sakurai
Mie Hama Fumiko Sakurai
Yu Fujiki Kinsaburo Farue, man with corns
Kenji Sahara Kazoo Fujito
Ichiro Arishima Mr. Tako
Akihiko Hirata Premier Shigezawa
Akiko Wakabayashi Tamiye
Senkichi Omura Konno
Ishiro Honda Actor
Harry Holcombe Dr. Arnold Johnson
Yoshio Kosugi Farou Island Chief
Tatsuo Matsumara Dr. Markino
Haruo Nakajima Gojira
Akemi Negishi Dancing Girl
Sachio Sakai Actor
Ikio Sawamura Witch Doctor
Jun Tazaki Masami Shinzo
Les Tremayne Narrator
Yoshibumi Tajima Man Aboard Ship (Japanese version only)
Katsumi Tezuka Gojira

Technical Credits
Ishiro Honda Director
Thomas Montgomery Director
John Beck Producer
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer
Bruce Howard Screenwriter
Akira Ifukube Score Composer
Takeo Kita Art Director
Hajime Koizumi Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Paul Mason Screenwriter
Milton Rosen Score Composer
Shinichi Sekizawa Screenwriter
Herman Stein Score Composer
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Eiji Tsuburaya Special Effects
Peter Zinner Editor,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King Kong vs. Godzilla
1. Main Titles [1:07]
2. Unexplained Phenomena [2:25]
3. Amazing Discovery [4:29]
4. Arctic Light [4:52]
5. Prehistoric Creature [3:11]
6. Mysterious Island God [8:15]
7. Heading Home [5:48]
8. Killer Octopus [6:09]
9. Sleeping Giant [3:50]
10. Considered a Menace [6:56]
11. The King Wakes [6:41]
12. Initial Conflict [3:23]
13. Monster Trap [8:38]
14. Entering Tokyo [4:52]
15. Kept Captive [4:49]
16. Operation Airlift [3:27]
17. The Main Event [5:57]
18. Getting Stronger [5:46]
19. Chapter 19 [:01]

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