King Kong 1976
The Petrox company's search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man - "King Kong"! The timeless story of a "beauty" (Jessica Lange, making her feature-film debut) and a "beast" comes to the screen in this ambitious production from Dino De Laurentiis. Charles Grodin is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast to his fullest.
"King Kong" (1933) Seeking a backer for his movie, Merian C. Cooper approached a top Hollywood mogul. "You know what a 50-foot gorilla would see in a five-foot girl?" the mogul asked. "His breakfast!" The studio chief wasn't buying but the public was. King Kong saved RKO from bankruptcy and became an all-time classic, ranking 43rd on the American Film Institute's list of Top-100 American Movies.
King Kong (1976) (DVD)The Big Apple is again besieged by the monstrous King Kong. Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange star in this ambitious remake of the 1933 original, which adds a great deal of camp and good fun to the story, Again, the ga rgantuan ape battles attacking aircraft high abov e the streets of New Y ork, this time plunging from the top of the World Trade Center to his de ath amidst thousands of horrified onlo okers.