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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST...,
This review is from: King Kong (Special 60th Anniversary Edition with Documentary) [VHS] (VHS Tape)
As a young child in the nineteen fifties, I used to watch this film whenever it appeared on TV on "Million Dollar Movie". I loved it then. I love it now. Time has not diminished the capacity of this film to mesmerize and hold the viewer in its thrall.
The story line is basic. Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island where he discovers its deep, dark secret. It is a land where time has stood still, and prehistoric monsters still hold sway over the island and its inhabitants. There, the natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong", and who is, indeed, king of the island.
Denham, together with his beautiful, budding starlet, Ann Darrow (Fay Wray), as well as with the crew of the ship that brought him to Skull Island, investigates the strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. Before she knows it, Ann finds herself captured by the natives. She is to become the bride of the mysterious "Kong".
When Ann discovers who the mysterious "Kong" is, she starts screaming and doesn't stop. The ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll (Bruce Cabot), who happens to be in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of "Kong". Notwithstanding the fact that "Kong" has taken a shine to her, Ann is relieved to have been rescued by the man whom she loves.
Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York with them on the ship that brought them to Skull Island. There, King Kong makes his debut, one that movie lovers will long remember.
The special effects of this film were superlative for its time and still pass muster today. The relationship between the beauty and the beast still makes the viewer sit up and take notice. This is an attention grabbing film that is as exciting today, as when it was first released over seventy years ago. It is a truly timeless, cinema classic. Bravo!
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Initial post: Sep 26, 2010 7:06:27 AM PDT
John T. Beckman, III. says:
ISBN:0-7806-5252-5 King Kong (Special 60th Anniversary Edition with Documentary) [DVD}
This was the best collection of movies that I have ever had! The King Kong movie was
filled with action and just the type of movie that you cannot leave, for fear that you will
miss something. When King Kong fights it out with a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Pterodactyl
it really raises the "fear Factor" level up several notches! Finally, this movie shows the classic
"last stand" of King Kong atop the Empire State Building, swating at airplanes that have their
machine guns blazing, as they try to kill the great King Kong! King Kong's love for Ann Darrow
is shown when King Kong takes his last look at her and then places her inside the small tower
room and then falls to his death! What a classic film....Wow!!
I ordered this from Amazon.com but never got my "mail-in form" for the 27" x 40" reproduction
of the original King Kong movie poster....could you please send me that "mail-in form"?? Thank you
John T. Beckman, III.
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