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jonobridge
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From: new zealand
Posted: 2012-07-19 12:42 am   Permalink

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On 2005-06-28 18:28, aikiman44 wrote:
I'm a purist when it comes to originals, but this remake looks like it rocks. Isn't Kong the ultimate tiki movie, Skull Island being somewhere way, way down in the uncharted South Pacific seas?

what about the 1976 remake of king kong starring jeff bridges and jessica lange,but the real star is the great Kong him self ,he was supposed to be a 40 robot,but ended up as a man in a monkey suit,


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-07-19 09:41 am   Permalink

That was makeup and costume legend Rick Baker in that ape (not monkey) suit. He also created an apeman suit for the movie Tanyas Island, great little island fantasy. They did not spend much on the costume for actress D.D. Winters (Vanity). She walks around naked for most of the movie.


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creativenative
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Posted: 2013-01-07 02:27 am   Permalink

The Peter Jackson version is true to the original story where Skull Island in located in the Indian Ocean but the (1974) version with Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange (two future Oscar winners), Skull Island is mentioned in both South Seas & Indian Ocean so we'll call it on the border.

The so-called African extras in the film are supposed to be Melanesians of the South Seas (neighbors to Polynesians) but being filmed state-sides it's easier to use abundant African Americans as extra instead of rare Melanesians.

The South Seas connection is more clear in the Japanese version titled King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1963) Where Kong comes from the South Seas and Godzilla comes from the North after destroying Tokyo for the 100th time and they meet in the middle to battle. Interesting fact Godzilla was created form nuclear tests in the South Seas and famed Monster Island is located in the South Seas so according to the Japan Skull Island is a neighbor.

With all this is Kong Tiki? --- YES!
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