The Mighty Peking Man (猩猩王)
Sunday Oct 14 01:00 PM
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective
Directed by Ho Meng-hua. 1977. Hong Kong. 90 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
King Kong comes to Hong Kong in The Mighty Peking Man, a uniquely Shaw Brothers spin on the ageless theme of beauty and the beast. The beast, seven stories high and hailing from the Himalayas, makes his way to the jungles of India in the wake of a violent earthquake. The beauty is Russian starlet Evelyne Kraft, a sexy blonde Tarzanette who is the Mighty Peking Man's best friend. Both are discovered by Danny Lee, a handsome young explorer who brings the odd couple back to Hong Kong, where Evelyne is almost raped and the monster runs amuck. Instead of the Empire State Building, the climax takes place at the Connaught Centre, then Hong Kong's tallest building. Plenty of action, stunning location shooting in India, and an interracial romance make this one of Shaw Brothers' most unique motion pictures.
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