King Kong (1933)

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Directed By Merian C. Cooper Merian C. Cooper Starring Fay Wray Fay Wray  •  Robert Armstrong Robert Armstrong  •  Bruce Cabot Bruce Cabot  •  Frank Reicher Frank Reicher  •  Noble Johnson Noble Johnson Genres Adventure  •  Horror  •  Jungle Film  •  Monster Film  •  Pre-Code Hollywood  •  Stop-Motion Studios &
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Release Info 1933-04-07T00:00:00Z April 7, 1933
B&W  •  100 minutes NR Rated NR
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K1ik0o4r7ules said on 10/5/2022

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Cinema4Pylon on 10/22/2011 Reply  · 

The film that I cherish above all others and revisit the most. Those who do not watch films in black and white, or films made before their date of birth, or those that star "old dead people" (as a total f**king idiot once said to me) are sorely missing out on one of those rare films that truly defines the term "movie magic." I saw it first around the age of 10, and it has never lost its grip on me. It had me scouring the local library for books on movie special effects, got me even deeper into a love of dinosaurs, solidified my already growing but youthful disgust of man as an unthinking destroyer of nature, and made me fall in love with the image of Fay Wray forever. My interest in Willis O'Brien's still astounding stop-motion work took me straight into Harryhausen territory in the next couple of years, and a movie geek was born. There are films in my Top 100-150 that I love equally as much (I have seen a ton of films, so the top 150 are just a drop in the bucket), but none have had nearly as much influence on me as the original Kong.

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movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

I Like 1933's King Kong.

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JC13 on 3/25/2017 Reply  · 

This is one that I respect more than I enjoy. Its influence is undeniable, but I found the performances forgettable and the characters poorly developed.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 7/20/2017 Reply  · 

This is a fuckin' ridiculous movie. I respect it and all, but it's just so dated...and I do like old movies, but this is a very average one, that's for sure.

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IloveMovie243 on 10/14/2020 Reply  · 

Honestly this could be the greatest movie of all time.

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K1ik0o4r7ules on 10/31/2022 Reply  · 

One of the all time best movies ever made!

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