Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) – Blu-Ray Review

Kaijus are rampaging across home theaters this week as Warner Brothers’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters debuts on blu-ray and DVD. Despite being packed with an all-star cast including Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, Ziyi Zhang, Aisha Hinds, and Charles Dance, all you want to see is the legendary…

Dead Alive (1992) – Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson’s wonderfully over the top gore fest horror comedy, Dead Alive aka Braindead is the next zombie title to stumble out of the catacombs of the zombie genre as featured in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Mocies book. By turns hilarious, and bloody, the film is so extreme in its kills, and it’s gore, in…

King Kong (2005) – Peter Jackson

  I’ve been loving my time with the big gorilla thanks to my exploration of the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and it was time for me to have a look at director Peter Jackson’s epic-sized remake of the original film. Featuring a grittier New York than the one in the original, the film attempts to ground…

King Kong Lives (1986) – John Guillermin 

  My time with Kong hasn’t drawn to a close yet! The Sci-Fi Chronicles book takes me now to 1986, and Guillermin went back to the well 10 years after his previous Kong flick to follow-up on what happened, and this one just doesn’t work at all… Picking up from the ending of the previous film, and…

King Kong (1976) – John Guillermin

  In 1976, Kong returned to the big screen in an American remake as I continue my exploration of Sci-Fi Chronicles. Taking its cue from the Japanese films in the decades since the original film, this film forgoes the miniature route (to its detriment I think) and replaces Kong with a man in a suit,…

King Kong Eacapes (1967) – Ishiro Honda

  My time with that big ape continues with my exploration of King Kong titles thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. The fun, goofiness of King Kong Vs. Godzilla would be hard to top, and this film can’t quite seem to do it, though it does introduce the pretty cool, and drastically underused Mechani-Kong!! The…

King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962) – Ishiro Honda 

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book has proven itself to be an absolute joy so far, and I am loving diving deeper into things I only knew peripherally. For instance… King Kong! This installment sees the colossal ape (much bigger in this version than he’s been in the American films to date, but his size seems…

Son of Kong (1933) – Ernest B. Schoesdack

  As I continue my exploration of Sci-Fi Chronicles, I found myself looking forward to taking in the next bunch of film recommendations this one supplied me with in that I had only ever seen the original King Kong, which I reviewed previous to this, and the Jackson remake (thoughts on that one will follow…

King Kong (1933)

Some films stand the tests of time, eternally appealing. King Kong is one of those films. This is yet another of the titles listed in 101 Horror Movies, but honestly, I was simply just looking for an excuse to pull it out of my collection and give it another watch. While Peter Jackson remade it…