PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
There were no gorillas in any zoo in New Zealand, for the production team to study; the nearest is in Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Michael Apted came to the rescue by letting them study over twenty hours of research footage he had shot while prepping Gorillas in the Mist (1988).
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(at around 24 mins) When Driscoll steps in the camel manure below decks, the following shot just after he wipes off his shoe shows a clean floor with no piles or patches of manure.
At the end of the closing credits: "This film is dedicated with love and respect to the original adventurers of Skull Island: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Willis H. O'Brien, Max Steiner, Robert Armstrong and ... the incomparable Fay Wray. They continue to inspire all those who follow in their footsteps."
CZK 4,108,888 (Czech Republic) (15 December 2005)
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