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Ape [Blu-ray 3D] [1976]

  • SKU: 32441726
  • Release Date: 02/28/2017
  • Rating: PG
$19.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Audio Commentary by cult film authority Chris Alexander and historian Hillary Hess
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Trailer Gallery

    Synopsis


    Ape
    This laughable Korean rip-off of King Kong was released the same year as Dino De Laurentis's trumpeted remake to sponge up some free hype from that film's massive publicity machine (in some areas it was retitled The New King Kong). Despite the fact that the poorly-handled big-studio film was considered by many to be a pointless exercise, this movie makes De Laurentis' fiasco seem positively inspired by comparison (although the producers of this film might merit some slack -- they didn't have $20 million to blow). The vaguely familiar story involves a captured 36-foot ape who escapes his offshore prison to rampage through the streets of Seoul, where he falls in love with an American actress (Joanna Kerns) who is shooting a movie there. Jam-packed with laughs, both intentional (the big brute gives Korean defense forces the finger) and unintentional (look for the "Tonka" logo on the trucks he hurls through the air), this might have found a home among fans of truly awful cinema thanks to an effective use of 3-D, but TV and video versions are missing this clunker's sole bonus. Released under several alternate titles, the most appropriate being Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla! ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Rod Arrants
    • Joanna Kerns
      Joanna Kerns - Marilyn Baker
    • Alex Nicol
      Alex Nicol



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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Somewhat Rare Film at a Great Price!

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      Bobber
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      Maybe I've just been looking in the wrong places, but I've never been able to track down a copy of this infamous film. Somehow I stumbled across it on Best Buy's website, and was really happy to see it was listed at such a low price! The movie isn't good, no, but that's kind of the point. A great "so bad, it's good!" type of film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Crazy Cult 3D Movie

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      lipschutz
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      This movie is laughably bad. It started as a cheap but serious production then ended up making fun of itself. The video and audio are adequate and the 3D is pretty good. Don't miss the commentary. It's very informative and more entertaining than the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      a truly dumb 70's movie

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      4dannyb
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      a truly dumb, but fun ripoff of King Kong, the movie moves at a brisk but weird pace the transfer and 3D effects are excellent, worth a look, at a lower price?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      classic 3d

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      BILL
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      great addition to my 3d Collection...I like it when they bring out the older films in 3d

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good for 3D lovers

      Posted
      FlyGuy
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      I LOVE 3D so any "old" movie reprocessed, looks good nowadays.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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