- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1976
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1976 -
Best Visual Effects
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2000
"...Charles Grodin is excellent comic value as the rapacious oil tycoon who bring King Kong to New York..."
One of the top money-makers of the 1970s. Producer Dino Delaurentis up-dates the 1933 classic. Jessica Lange's first starring role. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Cinematography, Best Sound. Academy Award: Best Special Effects.
Remake of the 1933 classic about a Giant Ape from a lost world who falls in love with a beautiful actress sacrificed to him by the native tribespeople on the island he inhabits.
Love Story |
New York City |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |
- Screen debut for former model Jessica Lange.
- Shot in Metrocolor.
- Budget for the film was over $22 million.
- Additional cast: Dennis Fimple (Sunfish), Jorge Moreno (Garcia), Mario Gallo (Timmons), Keny Long (Ape Masked Man in Dance), Rick Baker (Kong Closeups).
- Additional credits: Arny Lipin and Fern Weber (costumes/wardrobe).