King Kong vs. Godzilla
1h, 38m 1962
/10 441 votesWill you win, Godzilla? Will you win, Kong? The battle of the century!
The original comedic Japanese version of the film with 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, believing the monster can be used as a publicity stunt to sell more product. 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.
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