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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #810 on: June 29, 2020, 12:04:28 PM »
#1 is King Kong 1933, obviously.
#6 is Mad Monster Party
#10 is A*P*E

I am very curious what #3 is, that looks hilarious.



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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #811 on: June 29, 2020, 12:22:40 PM »
I'm about 80% sure #4 is Kong Island.


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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #812 on: June 29, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »

there are two london-based king kongs? huh.

Yep. And they both climaxed with the ape on or around Big Ben. Here is the international breakdown of the films ( in no particular order ).

Two are British, although one was American financed.
Four are American,  although one was animated by a Japanese studio, and one was produced by an Italian production company.
One is an Italian/French  co-production.
One is an Italian/Canadian co-production.
And one is a Korean film financed by Americans.


#5 is king of kongs? that documentary about the jerk arcade guy.

Actually the correct title is  King of Kong, and the full title is King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters , but I'll say you got it close enough.  The film is actually about Steve Wiebe and his attempts to verify that he beat Jerk Arcade Guy's ( a.k.a. Billy Mitchell ) record score on Donkey Kong.




#1 is King Kong 1933, obviously.
#6 is Mad Monster Party
#10 is A*P*E

The rules are two guesses per post. Resubmit your answer with two guesses.



I am very curious what #3 is, that looks hilarious.

It is actually supposed to be a serious art film that got critical acclaim.  Although I thought parts of it were unintentionally funny.

I'm about 80% sure #4 is Kong Island.

And you would be 100% wrong. Spoiler alert: Kong Island has no giant apes, AND NO ISLAND! So be warned if you ever attempt to watch it. Complete rip off title for the American market. Of course you may have meant Kong: Skull Island, and if you did then you would still be 100% wrong.


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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #813 on: June 29, 2020, 02:53:47 PM »
I did mean Kong: Skull Island.

Is #4 Peter Jackson's King Kong?


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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #814 on: June 29, 2020, 03:03:49 PM »
Is #4 Peter Jackson's King Kong?

No


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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #815 on: June 29, 2020, 04:57:33 PM »
Is 4 King Kong (1976)?

9 Son of Kong?
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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #816 on: June 29, 2020, 05:22:08 PM »
Is 4 King Kong (1976)?

No. But you are very close.


9 Son of Kong?

Yes. And in a way #4 was a remake of Son of Kong.


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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #817 on: June 29, 2020, 05:30:50 PM »
4 Konga?

7 Queen Kong?

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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #818 on: June 29, 2020, 06:00:31 PM »
4 Konga?

Nope. #4 is not the one that is Konga.

7 Queen Kong?

Yes, #7 is Queen Kong.  One of the fascinating things about King Kong was all the behind the scenes ( and not so behind the scenes ) legal battles, not just over who owned King Kong, but if anyone could legally release a movie with a giant ape without infringing on the King Kong copyright. Even as R.K.O., the Merian C Cooper estate, Universal Pictures and Paramount pictures wee suing each other in court over who had the rights to the ape, Dino De Laurentiis  had the time to step out of the fray and sue other parties. For example, a cease and desist order against Filmation who were going to have an intelligent gorilla character called Kong in a live action Saturday morning series The Ghost Busters ( no relation to the later movie franchise. ) Filmation "fixed" the problem by switching the characters names so the ape was called Tracy, and Forrest Tucker was now the character called Kong. It was filmation's way of pretending they never had an ape character called Kong even though publicity material had been released claiming the characters in the show were called Spencer, Tracy and Kong, and showing Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch and a gorilla in the picture.

The other thing Laurentiis did was attempt to stop any other ape movies from being released in 1976 by picking one of them out and suing them. Queen Kong was the one selected, because it was the one that was supposedly shielded from lawsuits for being a parody. Basically, Laurentiis ended up stopping the film from being distributed pending the outcome of his lawsuit, which he planned to drag on for years. It wasn't until decades later that Queen Kong finally got released on DVD. And it is such an awful comedy that Laurentiis actually did the world a favor.
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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #819 on: June 29, 2020, 09:01:32 PM »
Oops, yeah just two guesses.

#6 is Mad Monster Party
#10 is A*P*E



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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #820 on: June 29, 2020, 10:18:02 PM »
#6 is Mad Monster Party

Yes. For a brief time in the 1960s R.K.O. was licensing King Kong to other producers, which initially lead to the rights for a King Kong vs. Frankenstein film being sold to Toho, who removed Frankenstein and replaced it with Godzilla. King Kong vs. Godzilla made a lot of money, and Toho wanted to make a lot more King Kong films. But by that time Kong's creator, Merrian C Cooper, found out R.K.O. was licensing the character without his permission, and tried to sue them. R.K.O. suspended licensing Kong, including not making it available to either Toho, nor Hammer who wanted to do their own version of King Kong. However...prior to that happening, R.K.O. had licensed Kong to Rankin-Bass. The deal allowed the company to make a weekly Kong series, and to use Kong in one theatrical film. Rankin-Bass wanted the series to be stop motion animation, but found out it would take too long, so instead went with cell animation for their Saturday morning King Kong series. For a movie, they originally planned to have Kong in Mad Monster Party. But then Toho approached them and offered to co-produce what eventually became King Kong Escapes, thus allowing Toho to produce a second Kong film. The only problem was that Rankin-Bass had already animated most of Mad Monster Party and could not remove Kong. So instead they renamed the ape "It".  R.K.O. was too busy in court with Cooper that it didn't have the time to prevent Rankin-Bass from doing this.

#10 is A*P*E

Yes it is. This film was produced as a sequel to the 1976 King Kong without Dino De Laurentiis' permission. He was too busy suing the producers of Queen Kong to stop them. While in the United States the gorilla in the movie is never identified by name, in Asia it is definitely called Kong.  Laurentiis had announced there would be a sequel to King Kong 76 long before it was released, so the producers of A*P*E assumed that the 76 version would end with Kong being captured instead of killed, and wrote this sequel to have the captured Kong escape in the beginning of the film. However, Laurentiis killed Kong off in the remake, and had initially planned for the sequel to feature the Son of Kong. Also, production was held up so long due to the legal battles that the producers of A*P*E were able to get this sequel into the theaters before the film it was supposed to be a sequel of. This is essentially a South Korean film financed by Americans, because then as now South Korea doesn't give a crap about the copyrights to anything produced outside of their country. The American backers were also able to get American actors in the film, including Alex Nick from The Screaming Skull and Joanna Kerns in her film ( and acting ) debut. Amazingly this film avoided being sued by anyone.

#1
#2
#3
#4
#5 King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
#6 Mad Monster Party
#7 Queen Kong
#8
#9 Son of Kong
#10 A*P*E

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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #821 on: June 29, 2020, 10:44:21 PM »
1 King Kong 1933

2 Konga
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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #822 on: June 30, 2020, 06:37:32 AM »
1 King Kong 1933

Yes

2 Konga

Yes. Konga was made by the U.K. studio Anglo-Amalgamated. At the time England was still recovering from WWII, so most U.K. studios relied heavily on financing from American producers, who in turn used British studios because the production costs were cheap. After the success of their "I Was A Teenage.." monster movies,  AIP wanted to do a teenage King Kong film. They eventually decided to shoot the thing in England to save on the budget, and paid Anglo-Amalgamated to write and film it. The budget was $500,000, $25,000 of which went to R.K.O.   Basically the AIP lawyers decided to go to R.K.O. with a briefcase full of money and pay them not to sue. Since by that time API had changed the name of the giant ape to Konga, R.K.O. was more than happy to accept money for an ape that wasn't even King Kong. Of course since this was a British film, there is almost no giant ape and most of the film is people talking to each other. Michael Gough, who is best known today as Alfred from the Burton/Schumacher Batman films, plays a mad scientist ( well, the lame  British version of a mad scientist ) who creates serum that turns his chimpanzee Konga into a gorilla, and uses the gorilla to murder anyone he deems an enemy. In the final ten minutes the mad scientists assistant gives Konga a full injection of the serum which turns him from a gorilla into a giant gorilla. After which Konga sort of wanders to Big Ben and is promptly shot to death by a few army men. Basically, Anglo-Amalgamated could not afford about ten minutes of giant ape effects. While Konga failed to be a classic, it did have better success as a spin-off comic book, published by Charlton and illustrated by Steve Ditko just prior to him illustrating Spider-man for Marvel.


#1 King Kong ( 1933 )
#2 Konga
#3
#4
#5 King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
#6 Mad Monster Party
#7 Queen Kong
#8
#9 Son of Kong
#10 A*P*E



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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #823 on: June 30, 2020, 03:56:02 PM »
BONUS

Today I was in the area, so I visited the exact spot where the scene for #3 was shot, based on the still standing buildings in the background.
Here is what it looked like when the film was made...
And here is what it looks like today. The sand has been replaced with Battery Park City. There is a park in-between the buildings where the ape was placed. And there is an artificial hill there. According to some of the locals, urban legend has it that the ape prop is still there under the hill.


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Re: mrbasehart's screencap quiz!
« Reply #824 on: June 30, 2020, 07:05:01 PM »
#4: King Kong Lives, with Linda Hamilton?