Queen Kong (1976)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film, Parody/Spoof, Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, UK, West Germany  |  
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Franco Agrama, who is usually called "Frank," but sometimes inexplicably credited as "Farouk," directed this woeful British-Italian cross between King Kong and Gorgo about an expedition to Africa which comes back to London with a large female gorilla. Although the producers of the 1976 King Kong remake successfully sued to block the film's distribution, it's actually more of a comedy takeoff of the 1933 original, with British actor Robin Askwith (best-known for his frequent nude scenes in a slew of exploitation films) disingenuously cast as "Ray Fay." The groans don't stop there, with ubiquitous 1970s commercial shill Rula Lenska as "Luce Habit" and a frankly ridiculous denouement atop the London Post building. Horror film regulars Valerie Leon and Linda Hayden appear as well. Agrama continued to wed Horror classics to modern vulgarity in the murky 1981 bloodfest Dawn of the Mummy.

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ape, King Kong