Will you win, Godzilla? Will you win, Kong? The battle of the century!


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The original Japanese comedy version features a narrative structure different from its more famous American cut. Tako, advertising director of Pacific Pharmaceuticals, is frustrated with the low ratings of their sponsored TV program and orders his staff to investigate a Mammoth Evil Spirt for publicity. As Kong is captured, Godzilla emerges and a media frenzy generates debates over which monster can beat who. Tako realizes the marketability of King Kong fighting Godzilla and the two monsters are set to face each other in the biggest wrestling match of all time. After decades of obscurity, the original Japanese version of the film saw an official release via Criterion along with a proper translation.

  • Original title: キングコング対ゴジラ
  • Release date: Aug. 11, 1962
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Producers: Toho Company, Ltd. and Tokyo Laboratory


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