King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)

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Boasting better than average special effects, this is a movie with all flash and little substance until the final scenes. At the end, for no real reason that the viewer is privy to, Earth's mightiest monsters decide to stand claw-to-claw and duke it out. Mankind just stands around watching the battle until one of the monsters keels over.
Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Inoshiro Honda , Thomas Montgomery , Ishirô Honda
Written By: Bruce Howard , Paul Mason , Takeshi Kimura & Shinichi Sekizawa , Bruce Howard
In Theaters: wide
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Runtime:
Toho

Cast

Michael Keith
as Eric Carter
James Yagi
as Yataka Omura
Tadao Takashima
as O. Sakurai
Mie Hama
as F. Sakurai
Yu Fujiki
as Kinzaburo Furue
Harry Holcombe
as Dr. Arnold Johnson
Tatsuo Matsumura
as Dr. Markino
Akihiko Hirata
as Premier Shigezawa
Yoshio Kosugi
as Farou Island Chief
Tatsuo Matsumara
as Dr. Markino
Akemi Negishi
as Dancing Girl
Ikio Sawamura
as Witch Doctor
Jun Tazaki
as Masami Shinzo
Les Tremayne
as Narrator
Yoshibumi Tajima
as Man Aboard Ship (Japanese version only)
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

The one mild surprise of this cheap reprise of earlier Hollywood and Japanese horror films is the ineptitude of its fakery.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The directing is slack anytime that anything is happening that doesn't involve mass destruction

Full Review… | February 1, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

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March 17, 2008
CinemaBlend.com

One of the lesser entries in the series.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The effects are not as good as in sequels to follow, but they're acceptable -- though the Kong costume is horrible.

Full Review… | December 20, 2005
Now Playing Magazine

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July 13, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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