Tuesday, November 2, 2010
MIGHTY PEKING MAN (1977)
This is my personal favorite of all the KING KONG rip-off movies to come out over the years. The FX are ridiculous, the acting is horrible and the plot is absurd, in other words it's everything you could want in a movie like this. You even get some brief nudity if you look close enough due to the skimpy little outfit lead actress Evelyn Kraft has to wear while jumping around the jungle acting like a female Tarzan impersonator. The love scene with the two leads romping around while romantic music plays is cheesy enough to make you wonder how they made this movie with any type of serious intentions but they apparently did and supposedly the original version plays out a lot sadder and more tragic which is hard to even imagine. This movie is so entertaining if you're in the right state of mind and I would rather watch this a thousand times than watch that Peter Jackson Hollywood CGI-filled piece of garbage once. I'm not sure if the Shaw Brothers made any other giant monster movies but if so I need to check them out.