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70's Kids remade KING KONG in a little over 5 minutes!

Published at: Aug. 23, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here and this hits a whole shitload of geek bones for me. First off, being a child of the 70s, seeing kids with the exact same kind of bad hair and fashion like I had as a kid, well it definitely sets off some of the nostalgic buttons that I had going off in my head. More than that though is the narrative that they set in this not quite 6 minute production of KING KONG that they made. Here they combined the Dino Kong with the real KING KONG to make something all their own. As if to say, why didn't they do it like this... and have dinosaurs fighting King Kong like they were supposed to!!! This was a big sticking point with me and my friends at the time. The stupid oil plot felt poignant to all of us, because OPEC was squeezing our gas pumps in those days and we thought that we'd have to be dealing with OIL issues for the rest of our lives. HA! Those silly 70's kids thoughts... So funny. Anyway - if you're a fellow monster kid, you'll get a kick out of this. Thanks goes to Paul Dini and EasyDreamer for the heads up!





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  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Cool!

    by Ironhelix

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    and first.

    by Ironhelix

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Is this really from the 70's?

    by Ironhelix

    feels suspicious to me.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    falseface?

    by cyberskunk

    Someone in there briefly looked like was wearing a mask like the one Falseface wore, but maybe my memory is bending to fit what I see now.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Here it comes . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . flaming critique from bitter fan-douches who have never worked as hard as these kids did.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    That was pretty good for an 11 year old

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I'm guessing the voice overs were done by those kids after they became 40 year olds.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    "More than that though is the narrative that they set..."

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    "...in this not quite 6 minute production of KING KONG that they made." <p> My head hurts.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    No Jessica Lange in ass-hugging shorts=NO REMAKE!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Sorry but this is FAILED!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    The little girl nailed Jessica's wooden acting style

    by TallanDagwood

    Whether by design, or because she was just as talented as ol Jess was back then - Portends greatness for her future

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by The Addict

    Agreed about this needing more Jessica Lange looking smokin, but that was probably better than the actual movie. And Jackson's remake.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    PJ should hire the Editor of this movie

    by TallanDagwood

    Before shoot em quick Ratner does

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Kelso isn't as funny in this one...

    by Reilly

    Was expecting a "that 70's show" spoof

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Is the background of this site from a Kong movie?

    by TallanDagwood

    If so, which scene?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit compared to the Raiders of the Ark remake

    by juryrigged7

    Just sayin!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Love the death screams

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Wa-hoo! Yow! Woooaaah!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    TallanDagwood, I think it's Independence Day

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Because this site has good taste in movies....just look at the articles on the front page.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    GAY

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    GAY

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I saw thiis on the Universal Monster Army site last week.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    It's awesome. It's funny, I commented on the UMA that this should play at BNAT between features. Tim League loves to play stuff like this.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Jehovahs_Witness

    by TallanDagwood

    Do you mean to imply that two piranha 3d sequel stories aren't classy?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    so JJ Abrams just called...

    by Neck_Lucas

    He would like to say that the lead kids in this film were niether stunning, a natural beauty, handsome or striking.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Wow and people call me miserable?

    by RPLocke

    You fuckers slam a little kids movie?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Better than Kong 2005

    by matthooper8

    At least I didn't fall asleep during this one. I think the acting was better in this one too.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Snap-Tite Dinosaurs

    by illegal alien vs sexual predator

    I am pretty sure those dinosaurs are are Snap-Tite model kits from the 70's. Perfect for the kid who could not be trusted with modeling glue.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Will Lucas sue?

    by matthooper8

    It sounds like they used a tie fighter sound effect a few times.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    RPLocke......are you lockesbrokenleg?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Jehovahs_Witness

    by RPLocke

    Are you sure you're a big prick?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    "the exact same kind of bad hair and fashion like I had as a kid

    by Grasscutter

    Yeah, Harry. You grew out of it. Sure.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Haha...I'll take that as a "yes"

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I was afraid you'd blown your brains out, locke....you vanished for a while. It's good that you have returned to do something to fill your time until that inevitability.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    it's pretty impressive considering...

    by BadMrWonka

    they all seem to have Asperger's...

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I wonder what they shot that with

    by RPLocke

    70s fimmaking was pretty rough.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    yeah...

    by redkamel

    Whoever made this was at least 16 or 18. Its been edited with adults doing the voices and has some nice claymation etc.They also made an alien movie

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    they have to dream a little bigger to improve that

    by ludmir88

    am i right Harry?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    WoW, that's way better than

    by D o o d

    that dogshit tha peter jackson churned out!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by Neck_Lucas

    Im only slamming it because it clearly lacked the Jessica Lange, Gorilla sexual overtones.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    It's definitely better than Jackson's Kong.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit!

    by DarthMusashi2112

    I had those dinosaur models by Aurora when I was their age! Just seeing those kits again made this flick for me.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Tie-fighter fly sound effect when Kong falls

    by awepittance

    is that what i'm hearing?

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    I call shenanigans. No way this was made in the 70's.

    by corellian_corvette

    I agree with ironhelix. Going to call it right now: no way this was made "back in the 70's". The thing is pretty well paced - some of those overhead shots would be pretty hard to do by kids, the adult V.O. has the appropriate "ironic" levels of grunts and groans - I mean the sound editing alone is too perfect. Finally - no tech in the 70's that I can think of to get that "falling kong" shot. Looks like it was done on a computer. Nice try "young director trying to make it with a viral video" but I'm not buying. Pretty cool though.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    You see Peter Jackson. That's how you edit a film!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I call shenanigans.

    by JediRob

    That's all very fun, but it is very new.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Awesome

    by disfigurehead

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    SUPER 8 viral marketing?

    by Sinharat69

    Could this be part of the viral marketing for the Abrams/Spielberg SUPER 8 movie? Obviously it´s a fake.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    and another thing

    by BBSloth

    I believe these are the droids you're looking for... http://bit.ly/agEujE

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Done with about as much...

    by MajorFrontbum

    .... conviction as Jackson's botched version.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Sinharat69, No. I don't think so.

    by DrRumpledink

    Because it was put up on utube 21 June 2009. <p>Not sure why people think this is fake or have a problem with the kids getting help from some adults with some know how. Ok. granted, this could be some updated version of something they made as kids, but so what? It's fucking great and is not trying to scam anyone. You naysayers need to stop trying to be such smartarses and enjoy life a little bit more. It's a bit of fun, you paranoid little fucks.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Who says the kids are the stars?

    by RPLocke

    Maybe it's a family type movie like Jumanji? A family is being attacked by the aliens or whatever. Happens all the effing time in these movies.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    ok, if anyone had even bothered to watch the other films

    by DrRumpledink

    by those kids on that utube channel, you would have seen this on the star trek one - "Super-8 Fan Film made by kids on Cape Cod in 1978...Voices added 25 years later by some of the original cast".

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    I knew this was familair, cause I saw that one

    by RPLocke

    on a Trek site, and it was pretty funny.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Far more entertaining than Jackon's King Krap

    by Missing Dink

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    This is really entertaining

    by hallmitchell

    Good stop motion guys and great energy!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Imagine 3 hours of this shit, though....

    by MyScroteHasGout

    All you idiots saying it's better than Peter Jackson's King Kong....please, it's one thing to try to be funny, it's another just to be an ass for the sake of being an ass. Yes, Peter Jackson's King Kong was shit, but this is just 5 minutes of goofiness. Imagine having to sit through 3 hours of it.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    DrRumpledink

    by Sinharat69

    Calm down. You might have realized I phrased that as a question. My problem isn´t the new soundtrack (which is obvious), but camera angles and editing.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Sinharat69, what!?

    by DrRumpledink

    I did and I gave you an answer to your question. The second part of my post wasn't even directed at you. I thought that was obvious seeing as it had nothing to do with what you posted. You were not being attacked, so you calm down. I'm quite calm, thank you very much. <p>It's now become clear that it's old footage some kids shot that they have edited and scored as adults (this bit is directed at you and your post).

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    At least they don't take a whole hour...

    by VicenzoV

    ...just to get to the fucking island!!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I MISSED THE WHOLE CLIP

    by BringingSexyBack

    I went to take a quick pee, then fell asleep when I got back.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    This youtube quote suggests a fake

    by MST3KPIMP

    "19 minutes ago This is not genuine, for a start there's no way they could have produced a soundtrack like that with 70's super 8 equipment plus there is a lack of splice jumps or joins in the film at each shot change to show that it has really been "cut" on film. The footage may have been shot in the 70's on super 8 or probably more likely recently but the editing and sound has definitely been crafted on more modern equipment proved by the end credits which have a smooth/ clean scratch free digital quality." I'm sure if it were real we would have seen it years ago. Harry is prob participating in a viral marketing campaign designed to play on our assumed collective love 4 nolstalgia which will most likely backfire as we geeks don't like fake nolstalgia. nice try though..

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Did the "70's Kids Remake Straw Dogs?

    by MST3KPIMP

    now that'd be something

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Shinanignas. This wasn't made in the 70s.

    by Mike_D

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Look at the other videos they have. "Fake Nostaliga."

    by Mike_D

    nice try.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    woops, "Nostalgia."

    by Mike_D

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    uhhh

    by fxmulder35

    Can't get those minutes of my life back. Damn.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    It could have been shot in the 70s, but it was edited recently

    by ricarleite2

    The soundtrack is obviously recent, and the last shot of Kong falling is a recent add-on. I say it's legit, but the actual film was changed later with better editing, a new suondtrack, and a final shot of Kong falling, which was probably missing on the original.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Just another comment: by watching again...

    by ricarleite2

    ... I can tell this is not Super 8. It's 16 mm, and there is lightining. I still believe it COULD have been shot in the 70s (edited recently), but it was shot by adults.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    I don't care if it's fake...

    by WarrenSmooth

    I don't care if it's been updated. That's cool!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    I don't care if it's fake...

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I don't care if it's been updated.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    "Run awaaaaaaay... run awaaaaaaay..."

    by Triple_J_72

    Oh come on, don't tell me you guys weren't riffing too. ;-P

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    This is what passes for news on this site.

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Pretty fuckin' sad.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    aweseme!

    by FleshMachine

    cool

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    aweseme!

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    cool

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    And that kid grew up to be Michael Bay

    by mistergreen

    He should make more 5 minute movies.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I kind of liked the "oil plot".

    by LoneGun

    The corporate amorality of it is still very relevant today. The 70's KING KONG was actually my favorite. It had one of the most intense musical scores of any film I've ever seen. And the chemistry between Kong and the woman was so sexually charged. It was interesting.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Toronto skyline?

    by rwaddell

    I'm pretty sure the shot at 4:03 is of the Toronto skyline around the mid-seventies. The Scotiabank tower hasn't yet been built but I can see the Bank of Montreal and Toronto Dominion bank towers (the black ones).

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    WHERE'S THE SEX??

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    PJ's King Kong

    by Out of your element

    Had great effects and some awesome action scenes, but it was way too long and the acting sucked.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    This looks better than CG shitfest Kong

    by Flip63Hole

    Heck, after Lovely Bones, I'm not convinced Jackson can tell a decent story for the life of him.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    PJ's King Kong

    by D o o d

    was rushed and had terrible effects apart from Kong himself. As for the "Action Sequences", anyone want to comment on that dumb Brontosaurus chase sequence!<p>CRAP I tell you, it was total CRAP!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    The characters in PJ's Kong were all douchebags

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Even the ones we were supposed to like...including Kong.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Not work

    by TheKGB

    Clicking play after reading the desctiption by Harry. Waste of bandwidth.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    THAT is the main problem with PJ's Kong

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    It was the moment audiences realized that Jack Black is an insufferable jackass, that it's hard to stare at Adrien Brody's schnoz for more than 20 minutes in a supporting role, and that wannabe Hollywood starlets who romance apes are better off dead.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    LordOfFlight, are you serious...?

    by D o o d

    PJ's Kong was nothing like the original! The original was actually quite a dark, scary and tragic movie. PJ's was a cashcow movie full of hateful characters. Jack Black was totally miscast and as Jehovas_Witness has correctly pointed out. As great an actor Adrian Brody is, I just didn't buy him in the lead role!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    No problems with the filming

    by Teddy Artery

    but the audio is obviously new. Too sophisticated for average 70's tech.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    AURORA DINOSAUR SNAP MODEL KITS

    by uberman

    This was indeed from the 70's. The all the creatures except the Kong were from snap-together Aurora dinosaur model kits. The T-Rex is not even painted yet-it's in the original red plastic. These kids could not have been real dinosaur/Kong fans however, else they would have known even at that age that the Saber Tooth was way out of scale for the Kong model and also they would have used the T-Rex for the fight and not the Allosaur. That Aurora Allosaur model was, I believe, the very first of the bunch to be put out and I remember how much I loved it but loathed the fact that it had incorporated into its design plastic drool dripping from its lower jaw. Aurora was the King of models in the 70's, with their dinosaur, caveman and movie monster model kits. Every boy had at least one of these kits in their bedroom, usually with bright red blood painted as running down their mouths and hands.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Jack Black was good in PJ's Kong

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    An unconvential piece of casting that actually worked.<p>Anyway, PJ's version was faithful to the original in many respects, however there were subtle differences. In the original, Kong is presented as a sexualixed beast who Ann can barely wait to get away from. PJ's version was more of a sentimental fairytale sans some of the less PC elements of the '33 version. The interpretation of the story where Kong and Ann have a platonic, quasi-romantic bond is one that predated Jackson's movie and seems to be one of those things, like the misquoted line 'Play it again, Sam' in Casablanca, where something that is not quite true to the original work has nonetheless lodged in the public consciousness as being correct. The original Kong is a rather dark, nasty movie. I dig PJ's version, though; it's simply a slightly different interpretation of an archetypal and well-known story.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    '76 version was crap

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Dino De Laurentiis' folly, with Rick Baker in a shitty monkey suit, a full size animatronic puppet that had all the fluidity of Frankenstein's monster, and no dinosaurs to speak of. Kong fights one frickin' rubber snake. At least Jackson's version had some cool setpieces.<P>It's true that PJ's version does steal from BOTH previous incarnations, though, whether self-consciously or not.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I know what doesn't make a film great

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Being a false bill of goods, which is exactly what De Laurentiis' Kong was.<P>Set-pieces do not make a film great by themselves, but some well executed ones do provide a glimmer of entertainment even in movies that don't work as a whole. '76 Kong was as dull as ditch water - no atmosphere, no pace, crap effects, boring characters, no creatures, and had no action or great set-pieces to offset the tedium. Therefore it stunk worse than Kong's ass after ingesting 500 lbs of vindaloo curry. Jackson's admittedly bloated and indulgent effort still pisses over De Laurentiis' abomination.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Can't you fuckers read!?

    by DrRumpledink

    "The classic tale of Kong, retold by kids in Hyannis, MA & Riverside, CT in 1978...Sound added 25 years later."

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    The audio was not done in the 70's

    by ufoclub1977

    I think we are seeing a hybrid product here... the audio half was done within the last ten years, I'm guessing. And the '76 Kong RULES.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Also to whoever said Lang's style was wooden

    by ufoclub1977

    That is an really deaf dumb and blind comment. Lange had tons of life and character in her porn actress bimbo (sarcastic 70's gritty style character there) version of "Dwan" It was brilliant. You realize she soon after won the best actress for "Frances" and fucking was intense in "Cape Fear" right?

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    whoops DrRumpledink

    by ufoclub1977

    I guess I was too impatient to read!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I find it hillarious that

    by D o o d

    you think PJ's King Kong is any better than The Mummy or Journey 3D. I would put all those films in the same category!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Paramount should have just ...

    by Citizen Sane

    ... bought and released this in 1976 instead of the Dino De Laurentiis' P.o.S.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I made many of these home movies

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    i should hvae a daily column on this. "TakingScorpioscalls Super Movies on Camcorder -A-Day"

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    why do you people forget about Kk vs. Godzilla

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    when they talk kongfilm? its becoming emotionally impossible to live day to day with this forget.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    KING KONG '76

    by ufoclub1977

    Is a better movie than Peter Jackson's Kong. despite having a gorilla suit and one fake giant snake... it whallops more mythical and emotional feeling in it. Just the staccato slo-mo scenes in Jackson's Kong ruin it for me... cheesy in any decade, more in common with an episode of Unsolved Mystery.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Peter Jackson's Kong isn't really about Kong

    by RPLocke

    IT WAS ABOUT THREE HOURS OF SKULL ISLAND! FUCKKK!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The '76 KING KONG had an excellent script...

    by LoneGun

    ...unlike Peter Jackson's version, which had no memorable characters and no real dramatic tension. (Jackson's flick looked great, though; I'll give it that.) The '76 version had incredible buildup and tension. I'm with ufoclub1977 in thinking it just packed more of a wallop and had a greater mythical element to it. And yeah, Jackson obviously drew some inspiration from it, but who wouldn't?

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Better action than Michael Bay can make

    by ballyhoo

    Now where's that Raiders remake those kids did?

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Found these films a while back.

    by catlettuce4

    Didn't know Harry would go ape over it or I'd have sent him the links. Then I'd be as cool as Paul Dini!

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Check out some of their other movies

    by MDucret

    Rob's version of Star Trek - http://bit.ly/8YZPEE. He is a huge Kong fan & his business is @ www.splatpictures.com

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    People slagged off the '76 film

    by D o o d

    because PJ hadn't made his shitfest yet. When he did, we moved our allegiance to him!<p>No matter how bad the '76 film was, it is in no way the mess that PJ made.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Actually LordOfFlight

    by D o o d

    I'm not a PJ hater and do like some of his work. His Lord of the Rings films are great, Frightners was fantastic, Heavenly Creatures was good and Bad Taste was just clever.<p>However, Kong and Lovely Bones were just lazy works from a highly reputable and talented director. I don't want middle of the road rubbish and I don't want special effects thrown at me for the sake of just being special effects. He made a film where I hated everyone in it and everyone connected to it. I want my money back!

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Harry PLEASE!!!

    by brattyben

    Get an editor or something. There are a couple of sentences in there that I had to read a couple of times, and I'm still unsure of what exactly you meant. Damn, man. Have someone proof-read this stuff for you. You are on an international forum, with your own website, act like a fuckin' professional, will ya? C'mon. Edit your shit.

  • Aug. 27, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I made this movie

    by Psyklop

    Yup, it's me. Thanks for the nice comments and even the bashing, I love it all. 30 years later definitely provides a disconnect. I shot this in 1978 when I was 14 years old, after being alternately obsessed by and angry at the Dino Kong. I used a Bell & Howell silent Super-8 camera. I added the sound about 5 years ago so I would never again have to narrate along with the damn thing. There was never any adult help during shooting. I'm an editor these days so there was no way I was going to put this thing out there without taking out the horrible diagonal splice marks that lasted about 2-3 frames. Outside of those frames, the shots are in the same order and length as they've always been. The only other "enhancements" were a couple of dissolves, the end credits (so the other kids could finally get their props) and the Kong fall, because the falling rubber figure became undetectable among the growing number of film scratches. Thanks for watching, and Harry I still have the same hair.