Monster of the Day #1534

Have I really never featured this beastie before? Ah, well, if I have, it wasn’t this picture anyway. This is obviously inspired by my entirely satisfactory viewing of Kong Skull Island over the weekend. Meanwhile, today’s featured film has been sitting on my DVD shelf unwatched for over a decade, so maybe it’s time to break it open. But the Brit ‘sex’ comedy–inevitably starring Robin Askwith–is supposed to be dreadful, so I’m fearing another Sextette.

  • Gamera977

    I think that’s the last thing Mario/Jumpman sees before taking a barrel to the face…

    British giant ape movie? I’m guessing it’s not Konga, I don’t remember any sex comedy there. Well other than Michael Gough’s professor having a thing for his cute student and that wasn’t played as funny.

  • One would have thought the last thing he saw was the barrel…

  • Gamera977

    Lol, ok good point.

  • bgbear_rnh

    British sex comedies of the 70s almost succeeded in destroying sex.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I may be wrong but I think this is ‘Queen Kong’.

  • Rock Baker

    I’ve heard of QUEEN KONG, though it’s so obscure I nearly doubted the film’s actual existence until I ran across a few shots on the internet. I had no idea it could be found on disk!

  • bgbear_rnh

    IIRC, Dino De Laurentiis may have had something to do with the limited release in any format.

  • Rock Baker

    By the way, I got word of another woefully obscure one called REVENGE OF BIGFOOT – a 1980 flick shot in Arkansas and starring none other than Rory Calhoun! Rumor has it that Bill Clinton has a small part in the picture, which is the assumed reason that the film has been suppressed since it’s initial theatrical run, which itself may’ve been only regional.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I hope Bigfoot’s daughter was not an intern in the Governor’s office ;-)

  • Wade Harrell

    I can’t believe what a jerk Gough’s character is in Konga. Normally, wouldn’t they make the mad scientist somewhat sympathetic, at least in the beginning? He’s a conniving ass from scene one! I did like the transformation scene when the real chimpanzee changes into a man in an orange gorilla suit though.

  • Flangepart

    To give the Queen a bikini, you’d need at least three circus tents.

  • It’s also on Amazon, though I think you need Prime membership to watch it.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Looks like it is included with Prime (no additional charge), however, you can purchase/rent too.

  • Ken_Begg

    It was a Herman Cohen movie. Cohen remade that basic plot like a zillion times, and the scientist (usually Gough or Whit Bissell, his exact American analogue) was always a complete dick.

  • Ken_Begg

    Nice to know there are still discoveries to be made out there.

  • Gamera977

    There’s a copy on YouTube as well.

  • The Rev.

    Well, I know what’s going on my queue…even though I’ll probably regret it.

  • Acethepug