King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

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  • Ishirô Honda


  • Tadao Takashima
  • Kenji Sahara
  • Yû Fujiki

The monster ape and dinosaur slug it out on Mount Fuji.

Mr. Tako (Ichirô Arishima), head of Pacific Pharmaceuticals, is frustrated with the television shows his company is sponsoring and wants something to boost his ratings. When Tako learns about a giant ape living on the small Pharoh Island, he believes he's found the perfect way to gain publicity and sends two men (Tadao Takashima, Yû Fujik) to capture the creature. At the same time, a group of American pilots discover the chunk of glacier Godzilla was sealed in back in 1955. As the pilots circle the glacier, Godzilla breaks free and heads toward a nearby Japanese Arctic base. Meanwhile, en route to Japan, Kong escapes and swims toward the mainland, putting him on a collision course with Godzilla.

Past Programs


Life as a Titan: Godzilla and King Kong vs. Nature

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN