Mighty Peking Man
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Sure to drive you wild - here's one of the funniest, most hysterically campy movies ever made: The Mighty Peking Man! A powerful earthquake awakens a giant, ape-like creature who descends from the mountains into the treacherous jungles of India. Later, an expedition of greedy showmen capture the fearsome beast, bringing him...and the scantily clad blonde bombshell he protects...back to civilization! But payback comes when The Mighty Peking Man breaks loose and begins to run amok in the heart of the city! An outrageous adventure that never takes itself too seriously - treat yourself to a guilty pleasure that has entertained critics and late-night movie audiences everywhere!
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What makes Mighty Peking Man such a trashy delight? It's not just the absurdly obvious special effects and atrocious dubbing--those are the easy laughs--it's the over-the-top romantic and dramatic moments that really push this movie into camp heaven. When a gigantic ape-man destroys a village in a remote jungle, a fiendish promoter decides to capture this prehistoric creature and put him on display. He hires Johnny (Danny Lee, who resembles current Canto-pop superstar Andy Lau), a heartbroken adventurer, to hunt Peking Man down. Hardly five minutes go by without some life-threatening danger; in just the first half-hour there's an earthquake, a tiger attack, and a fatal mountain-climbing accident, and that's in addition to the rampaging man-ape and bottle-blond jungle queen Samantha (the lovely Evelyne Kraft), who occasionally falls out of her already skimpy jungle attire. It seems that Samantha survived a plane crash that killed her parents and was kept alive by Peking Man--though where she finds her mascara is never explained. After falling in love with Johnny, she helps him bring Peking Man back to civilization. By the time Peking Man is unleashing devastation on downtown Hong Kong, the movie has reached a giddy delirium that defies all logic. Part soap opera, part monster madness, Mighty Peking Man is completely entertaining. --Bret Fetzer
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I loved the contrast of the stage set with the background scenery. Clearly this was done as a tribute to those old Tarzan films were they would weave stock footage into the film. There is also an Ed Wood influence.
Evelyn Craft runs around as if she is on frame or move from popping out of her top.
Very high camp value. Great with the funny stuff.
There is one quick nude scene, however in this version the extended nudity has been cut out. Nudity in trailers.
if you do travel to hong kong frequently, you will be amused to see how much this city has changed over the last 3 decades. overall an amusing time killer for 90 minutes.
As for the dvd itselve, sound and picture quality are average only. there are a few specials but nothing really exciting. recommended for collectors and real 'monster buffs'
Guns had obvuouly plugged barrels, no ammo, clips, etc.
The incongruities in plot, props geography, ratial biased filled the day.
A very long movie
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