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Old 12-07-05, 03:11 AM
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Three effects of the Kongs

Some guy made a cool montage of all three Kongs and the three eras of their effects: stop-motion, animatronic/make-up, and CGI.


1933 Kong looks menacing in a raw creepy way (color added is ok for for the picture for comparing, however the movie for me is b&w forever) , the 2005 looks good too like an actual gorilla. The 1976 version looks awful though, it does not have the gorilla proportions, more like bigfoot, kong vs. godzilla flicks.

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That's really cool. I like how he's become more realistic in the '05 version.
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The '76 Kong looks really dumb when placed along the other two. I don't know what they were thinking by making him walk upright the whole time; even the '33 version had hints that walked on all fours at times. The '05 definitely looks more like an authentic gorilla.
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the 1976 version looks the scarest I think, probably cause when I was a kid I thought he was scary looking.
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Forget Kong. Where's a side-by-side montage of the ladies?
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In those pictures, I don't think the 76 Kong looks that bad.
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He doesn't look too bad in still photos and closeups, but when you watch that movie and he's walking around it's obviously a guy in a suit.
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I thought the 1976 version rocked! And there was a good supporting role done by a young(ish) Rene Auberjonois who is barely recognisable out of his famous Odo make up.
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FWIW, I think the 1976 version is great for the first act, until after Kong is finally revealed. After he carries Jessica Lange into the forest, the movie does a major backslide. However, the buildup to his appearance is quite riveting, mostly thanks to John Barry's exceptional score.
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Originally Posted by Cancer Man
I thought the 1976 version rocked!
Me too. I don't understand all the bashing it receives.
Old 12-07-05, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
He doesn't look too bad in still photos and closeups, but when you watch that movie and he's walking around it's obviously a guy in a suit.
For a little amusing fun, if you've ever seen Kentucky Friend Movie, the part in the news room where the gorilla bursts through the wall is in fact, the suit from King Kong 76.
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Ewww, colorized 1933 Kong.
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Ewww, colorized 1933 Kong.
Surprised it took 11 posts 'til someone screamed bloody murder about that!

I still like Kong's facial '76 look. The most multi-dimensional face of those comparisons (imo) but of course, I'll just have to see the new movie to fully decide.
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"Three Effects of the Kongs" sounds like a good movie title. It would be something like Pulp Fiction where you have three interweaving stories about how people's lives were affected by the time a group of Kongs came to town.
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I wonder if the 76 Kong was designed to look "More Human"? When I look at him I get a "Planet of the Apes" feel. Anyway,Toho did that to Godzilla back in the 70s to appeal to kids.

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Here's where I get shot:

I've never seen the '33 Kong. I have seen the 1976 remake. In the top frame DeLaurentiKong looks terrible.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Here's where I get shot:

I've never seen the '33 Kong. I have seen the 1976 remake. In the top frame DeLaurentiKong looks terrible.

You said DeLaurentis' Kong looked terrible, so we grant you the right of parlay.
Old 12-08-05, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
You said DeLaurentis' Kong looked terrible, so we grant you the right of parlay.
I saw the DeLaurentis Kong when I was like 7 and I found it boring then. I can only imagine how interesting it is now.

No, wait, that other word.

Tedious.
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One of the funniest, cringe-inducing scenes in all of film history is in the '76 KK when Kong picks Jessica Lange out of the lake and then blows her dry.
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Aren't we forgetting a Kong movie here?



A movie that takes it to the mattress:





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There's a ton of other Kong sequels and spin-offs. This is just a discussion of the remakes.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
There's a ton of other Kong sequels and spin-offs. This is just a discussion of the remakes.
(...may I should add a smilie to my post to show that it's a joke)
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I actually love that flick, because Kong is about 100x bigger than he is in any other movie.
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
Me too. I don't understand all the bashing it receives.
well wasn't the 1976 version totally devoid of dinosaurs - how can you make a remake of Kong without the quintessentail T-rex/Kong fight sequence.
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Originally Posted by Giles
well wasn't the 1976 version totally devoid of dinosaurs - how can you make a remake of Kong without the quintessentail T-rex/Kong fight sequence.
He fought a giant snake instead.

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