Thursday, February 21, 2008

King Kong vs Godzilla (DVD) (Japan Version) (Region 2)

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Here is a brand spanking new release of the classic 1962 film King Kong vs Godzilla. This version is presented in widescreen format and contains tons of special features.


Product Information
Product Title: King Kong vs Godzilla (DVD) (Japan Version)
Region Code: 2
Picture Format: NTSC
Artist Name(s): Honda Inoshiro Arishima Ichiro Hama Mie
Release Date: January 25, 2008
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: Japanese
Package Weight: 100 g
Publisher: Toho
Other Information:DVD

Mr. Tako, head of Pacific Pharmaceuticals, is frustrated with the television shows his company is sponsoring and wants something to boost his ratings. When a doctor tells Tako about a giant monster he discovered on the small Faro Island, Tako believes that it would be a brilliant idea "...with a punch" to use the monster to gain publicity. Tako immediately sends two men, Sakurai and Kinsaburo, to find and bring back the monster from Faro.

Meanwhile, the American submarine Seahawk gets caught in an iceberg. Unfortunately, this is the same iceberg that Godzilla was trapped in by the JSDF seven years earlier. As an American rescue helicopter circles the iceberg, Godzilla breaks out and heads towards a nearby Japanese Arctic base. The base, of course, is ineffective against Godzilla. Godzilla's appearance is all over the press and makes Tako angry.

Meanwhile on Faro Island, a Giant Octopus attacks the village. King Kong arrives and defeats the tentacled beast. Kong then drinks some "red berry juice" and gets drunk then falls asleep. Sakurai and Kinsaburo place Kong on a large raft and begin to transport him back to Japan. Back at Pacific Pharmaceuticals, Tako is excited because Kong is now all over the press instead of Godzilla. As Tako is out of the room, one of the employees ask which is stronger between King Kong and Godzilla. Another employee responds "Stupid, it's not a wrestling match!" Tako walks back in the room and exclaims "I'll buy that idea!"

Mr. Tako arrives on the ship transporting Kong, but a JSDF ship stops them and orders them to return Kong to Faro Island. Unfortunately, the monster then wakes up and breaks free from the raft. As Kong meets up with Godzilla in a valley, Tako, Sakurai, and Kinsaburo have difficulty avoiding the JSDF to watch the fight. Eventually they find a spot. Kong throws some large rocks at Godzilla, but Godzilla shoots his atomic ray at Kong, so King Kong retreats.

The JSDF constantly try and stop both Kong and Godzilla but are mostly ineffective. They set up some power lines filled with 1,000,000 volts of electricity (300,000 volts was used in the first film but was unable to stop the monster). The electricity is too much for Godzilla, but it seems to make King Kong stronger. Kong attacks Tokyo and holds a woman from a train, named Fumiko, hostage. The JSDF explode capsules full of the berry juice from Faro Island and knock out King Kong. Tako approved of this plan because he "...didn't want anything bad to happen to Kong." The JSDF then decide to transport Kong via balloons to Godzilla, in hope that they will fight each other to their deaths.

The next morning, Kong is dumbo-dropped onto the summit of Mt. Fuji from the balloon air-lift, and meets up with Godzilla and the two begin to fight. Godzilla eventually knocks Kong down with a vicious drop kick, and batters the giant gorilla unconscious with powerful tail swipes to his forehead. When Godzilla tries to kill his fallen foe with his atomic ray, an electrical storm arrives and revives King Kong, giving him the power of an electric grasp. The two begin to fight again, with the revitalized Kong shoving a tree into Godzilla's mouth, swinging Godzilla around by his tail, and judo tossing him over his shoulder. The brawl between the two monsters continues all the way down to the coastline. Eventually the monsters tear through Atami Castle and plunge into the Pacific Ocean. After an underwater battle, only King Kong emerges from the water and begins to slowly swim back home to Faro Island. As Kong swims home, onlookers aren't sure if Godzilla survived the underwater battle, but speculate that it was possible.

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