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King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Will you win, Godzilla? Will you win, Kong? The battle of the century!Aug. 11, 1962Japan97 Min.PG
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The original Japanese comedy version of the film features a narrative structure different from the more famous American cut. Tako, advertising director of Pacific Pharmaceuticals, is frustrated with the low ratings of the educational TV program they’re sponsoring. Seeking a more sensationalist approach, he orders his staff to head to Faro Island after discovering the legend of King Kong. When Godzilla re-emerges from an iceberg, a media frenzy generates just as Tako brings his own monster back to Japan. People begin to wonder and debate over which monster can beat who as Tako seeks to capitalize off of the biggest wrestling match of all time. After decades of obscurity, the original Japanese version of the film saw an official release via Criterion in 2019.

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Original title キングコング対ゴジラ
IMDb Rating 6.3 138 votes
TMDb Rating 6.6 177 votes

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Cast

Tadao Takashima isOsamu Sakurai
Osamu Sakurai
Kenji Sahara isKazuo Fujita
Kazuo Fujita
Yû Fujiki isKinsaburo Furue
Kinsaburo Furue
Jun Tazaki isGeneral Masami Shinzo
General Masami Shinzo
Akihiko Hirata isDr. Shigezawa
Dr. Shigezawa
Mie Hama isFumiko Sakurai
Fumiko Sakurai
Akemi Negishi isChikiro's Mother
Chikiro's Mother
Yoshio Kosugi isFarou Island Chief
Farou Island Chief