This double feature contains two films starring the legendarily monstrous ape King Kong. Dating from the 1960s, both films were made by Japanese director Ishiro Honda.
KING KONG VS. GODZILLA: When a Japanese businessman named Mr. Tako hears that a native tribe on the island of Farou possesses abnormally large berries, he sends his employees Sakuri and Furue to retrieve the fruit. Better yet, he tells them to also capture King Kong, a gorilla monster who has become gigantic as a result of eating the berries. On their way back to Japan, the team wrestles to gain control over the enormous and powerful creature, who breaks free just as another notorious monster, Godzilla, is released from the block of ice where he's been hidden for the last seven years.
KING KONG ESCAPES: In another King Kong installment by Ishiro Honda, the giant ape monster's skills are required for a science project by Doctor Who and his helpers. When a mechanically devised robot version of the creature cannot do the job, the team of scientists must go and retrieve the real King Kong himself. But no sooner do they get their hands on the enormous beast than they realize they are no match for a creature of his size. Calling on his robotic imposter for help, the scientists unknowingly bring terror upon themselves.