Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

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Re: The KKE Kong suit: Your thoughts

Postby Dogbert » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:39 pm

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Re: The KKE Kong suit: Your thoughts

Postby MustafaDaisenso » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:13 pm

Kugasami wrote:*calms down* Why did you steel my thread?

Easy dude, I joined earlier this month, I didn't remember seeing a thread. No need to make three raging posts about me "stealing" anything.

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Anyways, on a whole I think Nakajima gives a good performance as Kong, not one of his best, but a good one nonetheless. Its interesting to see him play Kong after getting beat by him back 1962.
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby edgaguirus » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:55 pm

The body of the suit isn't bad, but the head doesn't work for me. The KK vs G suit had a head that worked better.
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby JGAR » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:37 pm

Well they are both just as cartoony, both this and the 1962 design.
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Pkmatrix » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:10 am

I think you guys are being too kind, the Kong suit in this movie is AWFUL. It's probably the worst thing about King Kong Escapes! I might've enjoyed the movie a lot more had the suit not been so distractingly bad.

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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Gojira-Fan » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:24 am

I remember seeing the suit for the first time I watched this film and thinking it looked horrible.

However, I remember reading something about Tsuburaya not wanting Kong to look threatening to children in both of the Toho movies with King Kong.

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Re: The KKE Kong suit: Your thoughts

Postby Julia Bristow » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:43 am

MustafaDaisenso wrote:I'm conflicted (or is it Kong-flicted? ;) ) about this one, because I feel that the suit fits with the cartoony nature of the film, but at times its almost worse than the 1962 Kong suit. It is, however, decidedly more ape-like than its predecessor. Pretty decent suit on a whole: Image

One thing for sure, is that the water suit is horrendous, the proportions are beyond terrible. they stuck a new head on one of the old 1962 suits, and the result is this monstrosity: Image

In any case, what are your thoughts? Its quite an entertaining movie, not sure how many G fans have seen it though



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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Dr. Nishiyama » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:06 pm

I've read Tsuburaya wanted the KK Escapes Kong to look just like the '33 version, but the Rankin Bass producers wanted a friendlier look to go with the cartoon the movie was "based" off of resulting in Kong looking like Homer Simpson. Never found the suit that bad looking, but the water scenes on the other hand, with using the '62 suit with the '67 mask, was jarring to say the very least

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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Just Plain Dan » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:39 pm

While I do prefer it over the '62 Kong suit, this is still a pick your poison topic for me.
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Re: The KKE Kong suit: Your thoughts

Postby Creature22 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:30 pm

MustafaDaisenso wrote:Image


Wow! He must have shrunk in the wash!

Anyways, it's hard for me to decide which suit I prefer. With King Kong Escapes, it definitely has a cartoon ape look to it. Heck, King Kong Escapes in the movie that I think of whenever I imagine what "Donkey Kong: The Movie" would look like if it existed.

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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Killswitch » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:59 am

I'm a fan of King Kong, but I can't stand the Toho Kong. He looks terrible! Too fake, too silly.

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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Man of Steel » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:16 am

Killswitch wrote:I'm a fan of King Kong, but I can't stand the Toho Kong. He looks terrible! Too fake, too silly.


I absolutely agree with you, Killswitch.

With RKO/Paramount/Universal Kong, I could take him seriously - but with Toho Kong, I just laughed at every scene he was in. He didn't even resemble King Kong in the slightest!
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby eabaker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:19 am

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Killswitch wrote:I'm a fan of King Kong, but I can't stand the Toho Kong. He looks terrible! Too fake, too silly.


I absolutely agree with you, Killswitch.

With RKO/Paramount/Universal Kong, I could take him seriously - but with Toho Kong, I just laughed at every scene he was in. He didn't even resemble King Kong in the slightest!


Well, KKvsG was a comedy, so you were supposed to be laughing. And even KKE is a cartoonish movie by design, and a more "serious" Kong would be totally out of place.
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Man of Steel » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:22 am

eabaker wrote:Well, KKvsG was a comedy, so you were supposed to be laughing. And even KKE is a cartoonish movie by design, and a more "serious" Kong would be totally out of place.


That's actually very true... But even if Toho had ever done a "serious" Kong film with the Toho design, I just wouldn't have been able to take it seriously at all. Every time I look at him, even if it's just for a second, I can't help but laugh my face off.
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby eabaker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:31 am

TheGodzilla wrote:
eabaker wrote:Well, KKvsG was a comedy, so you were supposed to be laughing. And even KKE is a cartoonish movie by design, and a more "serious" Kong would be totally out of place.


That's actually very true... But even if Toho had ever done a "serious" Kong film with the Toho design, I just wouldn't have been able to take it seriously at all. Every time I look at him, even if it's just for a second, I can't help but laugh my face off.


Of course, either of those designs would have been totally wrong for a more serious Kong film.
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby ArchdukeCaligula » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:12 pm

I honestly like the '67 suit, it looks ape-like in a way. I also think it kind of looks like it would be paired with the 1967 Godzilla suit, they both kind of look like Homer Simpson :lol:
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby ArchdukeSquidlyIII » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:03 pm

I'm pretty interested in the Raymundo figure, not gonna pay $50 for it on tempting toys though...

Anyways, pretty cool suit, I've always liked both toho Kong suits equally, but out of the two, I prefer the '63 suit more TBH. I'd take the feral and beastly looking Kong over the cartoony one any day.

But then again, I'd take Mechani-Kong over both Kongs in a heartbeat...
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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Killswitch » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:31 pm

I know I've said it a dozen times or more, but I saw better ape suits on the Little Rascals and The Three Stooges. lol

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Postby Carthormerr » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:03 pm

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Re: Thoughts on the king kong escapes suit.

Postby Godzilla628 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:45 pm

It looks very very bad in my opinion. One of Toho's worst suits.


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