King Kong

King Kong

classified PG

Prehistoric Family Adventures


Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019

Merian C. Cooper,Ernest B. Schoedsack
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
96 mins, 1933, USA
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A beast of stop-motion filmmaking that’s still demanding our attention, join us for the original, the one, the only, King Kong! Full of iconic moments and one of the greatest endings in cinema history, this monstrous outpouring of creative energy remains indispensable family entertainment.

When documentary film producer Carl Denham sets sail with his film crew to the tropical outcrop of Skull Island for an exotic location shoot it’s because the island is home to a legendary giant ape, which he hopes to utilise in the starring role. But when the mighty Kong shows his sensitive side by taking a shine to Denham‘s leading lady, the beast shows he’ll go to any length in search of his new found love – including battling two dinosaurs, a giant snake, a flying reptile and a Tyrannosaurus rex, not to mention scaling the Empire State Building.

A great cinema trip for the whole family, it’s amazing to observe today how this low-rent monster movie pointed the way toward the current era of special effects, science fiction and cataclysmic destruction. Ageless and primeval, King Kong still somehow works – it’s very artificiality containing a creepiness that’s lacking in today's slick, computer-generated movie landscape. Come and behold Kong, the eighth wonder of the world!

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