King Kong Vs. Godzilla

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1962
  • Color
  • Running Time: Germany:82 min | Japan:98 min | USA:91 min
  • Production Co: John Beck | RKO General Pictures | Toho Company | Universal International Pictures (UI)
  • Distribution Co: Universal Pictures (1963) (USA) (theatrical) (English dubbed) | Kuk Dong (1963) (South Korea) (theatrical) | J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (1963) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Ishirō Honda
  • Written by John Beck, Bruce Howard, Paul Mason, Willis H. O'Brien, Shinichi Sekizawa, George Worthing Yates
  • Starring Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yu Fujiki, Jun Tazaki
  • Produced by John Beck, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Original Music by Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by Hajime Koizumi
  • Film Editing by Reiko Kaneko

Plot Summary

  • A UN reporter broadcasts a report on the appearance of a prehistoric monster that emerges from hibernation while a pharmaceutical company seeks publicity with a monster of their own. (US Version)

Also Known As

  • King Kong contra Godzilla (Spain) | King Kong contre Godzilla (France) | King Kong kommt zurück (Germany) (TV title) | King Kong, o kyriarhos tis Gis (Greece) | Die Rückkehr des King Kong (Germany) | Il Trionfo di King Kong (Italy)


  • The motion picture screen beckons you to adventure that thrills the emotions with shock and terror! | The Two Mightiest Monsters Of All Time! | The most colossal conflict the screen has ever known! | The Battle of the Century!! | Now an all-mighty all-new motion picture brings them together for the first time in the colossal class of all time! | Mighty King Kong! Mighty Godzilla!
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