King Kong (1976)
Director: John Guillermin Run Time: 134 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1976
Starring: Charles Grodin, Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, John Randolph
This month, THE DEUCE takes a trip downtown for a Twin Towers tribute with a rare screening of producer Dino De Laurentiis’ 1976 big budget flop-buster KING KONG!
Plus: The famous ‘DEUCE Raffle,’ Gaffel Kolsch at the after-party, and music by DJ BONES! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe.
Jessica Lange makes her silver screen debut caught in the giant (1,650 pound, iron hydraulic) grasp of cinema’s most terrifying monster: KING KONG! In Paramount’s mid-70s, huge budgeted re-boot of the 1933 classic, oil tycoon Charles Grodin travels (with stowaway primate paleontologist Jeff Bridges) to the far reaches of the Indian Ocean in search of petrol on a hitherto undiscovered island. What they find however, is much bigger than they could have ever imagined. So it’s off to the Big Apple with their new discovery, of course!
Legendary producer Dino de Laurentis and director John Guillermin’s disaster epic of over-sized proportions resulted in equally catastrophic reviews, but wound up the 7th highest grossing film of 1977, raking in over three times its budget. Featuring spectacular special and makeup effects by masters Carlo Rambaldi (E.T. and Alien) and Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson’s Thriller), including a king-sized climax atop the financial district’s newly erected Twin Towers, King Kong is presented by the Deuce Jockeys in a gorgeous, rarely screened 35mm print!!