The American Cinematheque presents KONG SESSION at the Aero (December 3) and the Egyptian (December 16 – 18) Theatres. Whoever thought that King Kong, a big ape on top of the Empire State Building way back in 1933, fueled by stop-motion animation and existing only on celluloid, would still be generating such an incredible film legacy? Sequels (SON OF KONG), sort-of-sequels (MIGHTY JOE YOUNG), variations (Japan’s KING KONG VS. GODZILLA and KING KONG ESCAPES, Britain’s KONGA, Hong Kong’s THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN, to name only a few), remakes (producer, Dino DeLaurentis’ KING KONG), sequels-to-remakes (the delightfully harebrained KING KONG LIVES where the the giant ape receives an artificial heart transplant!) have followed in the original KING KONG’s wake — the mind boggles!
For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.