Category Archives: King Kong

King Kong: The Musical

For this, I’ll definitely fly to Melbourne. [youtube LXcuFrCMuc8] Seems really ambitious, with its all-Australian cast and in particular its high-concept stage effects. In terms of the latter, when you’ve got designer Sonny Tilder (who was responsible for the “Walking … Continue reading

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Kong: King of the Apps

New approaches to storytelling are running rampant through the jungles of Skull Island, it seems. Though the film based on artist Joe DeVito and writer Brad Strickland’s illustrated novel Kong: King of Skull Island hasn’t materialised as yet (see this … Continue reading

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Sketches of Kong

I can’t say the phenomenon is something I’m particularly familiar with, but the images Undead Backbrain has been given of the 5Finity Productions Premium Sketch Card set based on Joe DeVito’s Kong, King of Skull Island look pretty cool. As … Continue reading

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Intimations of Kong

For some time now Undead Backbrain has been following the evolution of a film based on artist Joe DeVito and writer Brad Strickland’s illustrated novel Kong: King of Skull Island  (see this article from 2009, for example). Rumours of its … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Travels of King Kong

King Kong has been sighted in Bangladesh! Yes, it’s an unofficial remake of King Kong, made in Bangladesh and released on 28 May 2010. Banglar King Kong (Bangladesh-2010; dir. Iftekar Jahan) Synopsis: King Kong comes to Bangladesh in search of … Continue reading

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Gallery of Bachrach Kong Art

Recently put up for auction is an amazing archive of original camera negatives, with modern contact prints of each, by Ernest A. Bachrach, dating from 1933 and the production of one of the world’s greatest monster films. Bachrach was the … Continue reading

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Kong or Not Kong, That is the Question

Thanks to Variety and a report that Spirit Pictures has picked up the rights to Joe DeVito (artist) and Brad Strickland’s illustrated novel Kong: King of Skull Island, sites across the net are enthusing over the idea that a new … Continue reading

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King Klunk

Here’s a rarity. In 1933, after the release of the classic giant monster film, King Kong, Walter Lantz (of Woody Woodpecker fame) released a parody of the giant-ape-in-love epic. As you’ll see, it follows the bare outline of the plot, … Continue reading

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Fights We’re Yet To See

Worth1000’s most recently completed Photoshopping contest was Versus 2 — “I’d Pay To See THAT Fight!” Some unusual contests resulted. Here’s some relevant to us: Check out all the entries here.

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Query: Indian King Kong

On a site about King Kong, I came across mention of a film made in India in 1962 under the title “King Kong”. King Kong (India-1962; dir. Babubhai Mistri) The film is listed on IMDB, but a plot summary there, … Continue reading

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