With the imminent release of Kong: Skull Island, we figured what better way to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite King than by revisiting the original 1933 classic that started it all, King Kong. Made in the height of the depression, it’s a film that still manages to impress almost eighty-five years after it hit theaters. And this isn’t just a fan talking, mind you, this comes straight from the testimony of a newbie who had never seen the film in its entirety before, one Mr. Nick Goathoof.
That’s right, like the Bond Cast before it, Nick and I are embarking on yet another new retrospective film journey, one that will span decades and multiple franchises; this Is THE EMPIRE OR JEDI KAIJU-CAST!!!
I’m your host and former kaiju obsessive, David Snider, and joining me once again is friend and current kaiju obsessive Nick Goathoof.
Topics of discussion in this episode include the surprising amount of brutality allowed in a film from the 1930s; we get an alternative history lesson in prehistoric creatures and the carnivorous nature of herbivores; and finally, we lament the lack of theatricality and variety in Kong’s inaugural Broadway appearance.