Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Godzillian » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:55 am

I have the book that refers to Gorosaurus 1 and 2. The second Gorosaurus is basically designated as the second time a member of the species appeared.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby GalacticPetey » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:29 pm

edgaguirus wrote:This place is turning into the Gorosaurus thread.

Well, he is one of the best parts of the movie.

I actually recently rewatched this since I got the Blu-Ray. It's more fun than I remember. Dr. Who is a fun villain, Gorosaurus and Mechani-Kong are both cool, and the film has a cartoon like tone which I think works. Kinda feels like a Bond film, especially with the evil scientist having his lair in the middle of the Arctic.

I think Kong himself is one of weaker aspects. Really not a fan of that design. Makes me miss the '62 suit.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:39 pm

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edgaguirus wrote:This place is turning into the Gorosaurus thread.

Well, he is one of the best parts of the movie.


Hey, don't forget about the Giant Sea Snake!

Poor GSS. Every other Toho kaiju tends to have a name. Even the Giant Condor and Giant Octopus are called "Ookondoru" and "Oodako" by certain fans from time to time. But the GSS has no name what-so-ever.

I mean, the Giant Lizard doesn't have a name either, but it's just a cat-sized Iguana, nothing special. Poor GSS is actually a kaiju.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Goji » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:10 am

Shhh! The Octopus wrote:There were 3 different Gorosaurus' from three different universes.

Yeah, I already knew all of this information..It's not really relavent to what I was talking about, anyway.

Godzillian wrote:I have the book that refers to Gorosaurus 1 and 2. The second Gorosaurus is basically designated as the second time a member of the species appeared.

This, on the other hand, is, and is exactly what I suspected. Pretty sure I have the same book but, you know, I don't speak/read Japanese.

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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:31 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:
GalacticPetey wrote:
edgaguirus wrote:This place is turning into the Gorosaurus thread.

Well, he is one of the best parts of the movie.


Hey, don't forget about the Giant Sea Snake!

Poor GSS. Every other Toho kaiju tends to have a name. Even the Giant Condor and Giant Octopus are called "Ookondoru" and "Oodako" by certain fans from time to time. But the GSS has no name what-so-ever.

I mean, the Giant Lizard doesn't have a name either, but it's just a cat-sized Iguana, nothing special. Poor GSS is actually a kaiju.


Then we'll give the sea snake a name.....

Elasomora.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Mr. Xeno » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:36 am

edgaguirus wrote: Then we'll give the sea snake a name.....

Elasomora.

Nah, the name needs to be 70% O's.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby GodzillaFanatic2001 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:29 pm

Well, Giant Sea Snake translates as Jaiantoshīsunēku, and if that isn't a good name, I don't know what is. :)
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby edgaguirus » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:46 pm

Jaianto works just fine.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Grievous » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:36 am

Okay...so...I like this film with the only real
flaw being the horrible King Kong suit.

Mechani-Kong is cool...
Gorosaurus is awesome...
Dr. Who is creepy...
Madame Piranha has great fashion sense...
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Susan Watson is a cutie...(when she isn't yelling "KONG!")

But...I has a question:

Is there anyway to buy a legit copy of the Japanese
version of this film? I only own (& have seen) the
American dub.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Terasawa » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:01 am

Grievous wrote:Is there anyway to buy a legit copy of the Japanese
version of this film? I only own (& have seen) the
American dub.


Toho’s region 2 DVD is the only legitimate release of the Japanese version to date, however, as with all Toho DVDs there are only Japanese subtitles.

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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:03 am

Terasawa wrote:
Grievous wrote:Is there anyway to buy a legit copy of the Japanese
version of this film? I only own (& have seen) the
American dub.


Toho’s region 2 DVD is the only legitimate release of the Japanese version to date, however, as with all Toho DVDs there are only Japanese subtitles.


This is something that bothers me intensely. All I want is the Japanese cut with English subtitles. That's it. It doesn't seem to be a big issue with other Japanese titles (from what I've gathered watching Asian horror). I'm so tired of watching the versions with giant block English text covering beautiful Japanese openings in the Millennium series.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:08 am

Maritonic wrote:
This is something that bothers me intensely. All I want is the Japanese cut with English subtitles. That's it. It doesn't seem to be a big issue with other Japanese titles (from what I've gathered watching Asian horror). I'm so tired of watching the versions with giant block English text covering beautiful Japanese openings in the Millennium series.


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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Grievous » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:11 am

Terasawa wrote:Toho’s region 2 DVD is the only legitimate release of the Japanese version to date, however, as with all Toho DVDs there are only Japanese subtitles.

That's a shame...

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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:11 am

UltramanGoji wrote:
Maritonic wrote:
This is something that bothers me intensely. All I want is the Japanese cut with English subtitles. That's it. It doesn't seem to be a big issue with other Japanese titles (from what I've gathered watching Asian horror). I'm so tired of watching the versions with giant block English text covering beautiful Japanese openings in the Millennium series.


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I only know of one site, it's where I got my Kong vs. Godzilla Japanese cut from. I guess some day I'll cave and rebuy them all from him. Just wish we'd get official releases. Like I said, it doesn't seem to be a problem for anyone else except Toho.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby GojiDog » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:34 am

Is Gorosauras the only monster in history to share screen time with both King Kong and Godzilla?

If so, then Goro low key had some awesome moments in the sun. He got to fight Kong, team with Godzilla to fight Ghidorah, and because of mishaps with Baragon, got a huge money moment in DAM by destroying the Arc De Triumph.

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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Dr. Professor » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:24 pm

GojiDog wrote:Is Gorosauras the only monster in history to share screen time with both King Kong and Godzilla?

If so, then Goro low key had some awesome moments in the sun. He got to fight Kong, team with Godzilla to fight Ghidorah, and because of mishaps with Baragon, got a huge money moment in DAM by destroying the Arc De Triumph.

He straight up had the best moment in that DAM fight too. That kangaroo kick is one of the most iconic moments of the Showa series imo. I love Gorosaurus. I wish Toho would bring him back some day.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:12 am

If I was a kid in Japan back in 1967 and saw this magazine on the rack, I think it would give me nightmares.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Dr. Professor » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 am

Shhh! The Octopus wrote:If I was a kid in Japan back in 1967 and saw this magazine on the rack, I think it would give me nightmares.
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Those eyes.....

He's taking joy in ripping that snake apart.
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 pm

Does anyone else think Kong looks like a Gorg from Fraggle Rock in that picture?
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Re: Talkback: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Postby Maritonic » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 pm

This movie will forever hold a special place in the ranking of kaiju films simply because of the scene with the rock falling on the serpents head. Perfectly executed.
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