Cinema Fiasco: King Kong Lives

Director: John Guillermin
Starring: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, John Ashton, Peter Michael Goetz

In this thrilling sequel to the 1976 remake, it turns out King Kong didn’t die after falling off the World Trade Centre but rather ended up on life support in a university science department. Following an artificial heart transplant – and a blood transfusion from the newly discovered Lady Kong – the big ape is up and about in no time – and, with a new lady in his life, falling in love! Probably the stupidest Kong movie but definitely the funniest, with hilarious scenes of gorilla-suited stuntmen tossing Tonka trucks around miniature sets, Kong munching on alligators and a posse of rednecks, and romantic interludes between Kerwin and Hamilton that are even sillier than the ones between Kong and his mate. The heart transplant scene is especially compelling.

Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice.

“Wallis and McLeod’s wonderfully eccentric dynamic combined with some of the worst films ever made make this a truly unique film-going experience” – BEAT magazine

“The Margaret and David of bad movies” – ONSTAGE MELBOURNE

“My tummy was sore from laughing by the end of this and I thoroughly recommend it as a fun Friday night out” – THE GROGGY SQUIRREL

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating PG
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 105
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