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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World! With the recent release of Kong: Skull Island, we set out on the adventure of a lifetime to trace King Kong’s cinematic history from the original landmark 1933 film to the Jeff Bridges-starring 1976 version to Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake. In addition to the three different versions of King Kong, we also discuss the original sequel, Son of Kong. Topics of discussion include the unique approaches to special effects in each era, the underlying gender and racial issues, the evolution of the monster movie and Frank’s very first encounter with Kong. So are fans of the original Kong suffering from “classitosis” or does it still hold up after all these years? Is the 1976 King Kong a crime against cinema or campy fun? Does Peter Jackson’s King Kong earn its epic 3+ hour run time? There is still some mystery left in this world and you can have a piece of it for the price of this month’s premium podcast below.
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