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DVD Review - Konga (1961)

Konga, 1961

Directed by John Lemont

Starring Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad and Claire Gordon


Dr. Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to test out his theory.

During the early 1950s, America was awash with giant monster movies such as Gordon Douglas's Them! and The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, which then inspired Japanese studio Toho to kick start their kaiju-eiga with Gorjira in 1954 before moving on to movies such as Rodan, Varan, Mothra and (to some extent) The Mysterians. However, the UK didn't really have a giant monster movie to write home about.

Which brings us to today's DVD release of Konga - a 1961 British b-movie directed by John Lemont starring Michael Gough (Batman's Alfred). Gough plays Dr Deckard, a brilliant

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