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  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

    5.1/10

    R | 1h 37min | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

    Published Wed., June 06, 2018

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Yasuzô Ogawa, Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Robert Dunham, Takuzô Kumagai

Directed by Ishirô Honda

Synopsis: Mr. Tako, the chairman of a pharmaceutical company, learns the roma tomato-sized berries that grow on Farou Island are a miracle cure, and that the natives worship a god called King Kong who has allegedly grown to giant size from eating the berries. What better way to promote the product, Tako figures, than to bring the creature back to Japan? He leads an expedition with Sakurai and Furue to get the berries and the monster. Meanwhile, some American pilots discover the chunk of the glacier Godzilla was sealed in back in 1955. Sakurai’s sister’s boyfriend Kazuo is busy trying to sell an invisible but super-strong wire, which of course no one wants until Kong escapes…

Tagline: The motion picture screen beckons you to adventure that thrills the emotions with shock and terror!

Synopsis: Mr. Tako, the chairman of a pharmaceutical company, learns the roma tomato-sized berries that grow on Farou Island are a miracle cure, and that the natives worship a god called King Kong who has allegedly grown to giant size from eating the berries. What better way to promote the product, Tako figures, than to bring the creature back to Japan? He leads an expedition with Sakurai and Furue to get the berries and the monster. Meanwhile, some American pilots discover the chunk of the glacier Godzilla was sealed in back in 1955. Sakurai's sister's boyfriend Kazuo is busy trying to sell an invisible but super-strong wire, which of course no one wants until Kong escapes...

Tagline: The motion picture screen beckons you to adventure that thrills the emotions with shock and terror!

Storyline: A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Movie Details

  • Directors: Ishirô Honda
  • Writers: Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Paul Mason, Bruce Howard
  • Cast: Yasuzô Ogawa, Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Robert Dunham, Takuzô Kumagai, Terumi Oka, Naoya Kusakawa, Hideo Shibuya, Victor Millan, Mieko Kurenai, Haruo Nakajima, Haruya Sakamoto, Kenzô Tabu, Douglas Fein, Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Someshô Matsumoto, Yoshifumi Tajima, Yoshio Kosugi, Shôichi Hirose, Sachio Sakai, Toshihiko Furuta, Yû Fujiki, Nadao Kirino, Tadao Takashima, Haruya Katô, Kazuo Suzuki, Akemi Negishi, Senkichi Ômura, Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Producers: John Beck, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Musicians: Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematographers: Hajime Koizumi
  • Editors: Reiko Kaneko, Peter Zinner
  • Runtime: 97 min / 1h 37min
  • Year: 1962
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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