Eva, la Venere selvaggia, (King of Kong Island) (1968)





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Bearing only a passing connection to King Kong -- and even that probably came to promoters as an afterthought -- this phenomenally silly Italo-Spanish sci-fi foolishness (originally titled Eva, La Venere Selvaggia) seems to have been conceived more as a vehicle for the frequently nude Esmerelda Barros. Barros plays Eva, a sultry jungle girl raised by apes, who is captured by a mad scientist (gangster-movie veteran Marc Lawrence) and his cohorts. The fascist-leaning loonies have been busily rounding up the island gorillas, planting electronic transmitters in their brains with the intent of creating an unstoppable remote-controlled army of robotic ape soldiers. To Eva's aid comes a lusty explorer (Brad Harris), whose intentions seem something less than noble. Eventually a disgruntled King Kong-like super-ape arrives to avenge his smaller kinfolk and stomp the daylights out of the evil homo sapiens. Silly but fun, in an Ed Wood sort of way. Also known simply as Kong Island and Eva the Wild Woman. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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A very slow, ridiculous film that has nothing to do with King Kong besides the fact that this movie has a few gorillas in it. Goofy looking gorillas at that. The plot is hilariously bad. A bit boring, but almost so bad it's good.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Hoo boy, what's not in this picture?!? White bwana man roaming the jungle: check. Scantily clad jungle vixen that talks to animals: check. Mad scientist who wants to ... wait for it ... take over the world: check. Robot gorillas: check. Go-go dancing girls: you bet. Exploitation? Sure, but fun exploitation. Kong? No. Island? No. Nobody's perfect.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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There's no Kong, and no island (it's an isthmus at best). There IS a mad scientist implanting transistors into the brains of gorillas to make them his slaves, a macho mercenary, a scantily clad Jungle Jane type wild-child, and a lot of backstory and subplots. Pretty dumb, but at least its unpredictable. .

Greg S
Greg S

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