Ten Tons of Animal Fury Leaps from the Screen
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH KING KONG
— English taglines
A*P*E (킹콩의大逆襲 is a Kingkongui Daeyeokseub, lit. King Kong's Great Counterattack)1976 special effects monster film co-produced by Kukje Movies and Lee Ming Film Company. The film was released to South Korean theaters on July 23, 1976 and to American theaters in October of the same year. It was created in order to cash in on Dino De Laurentiis' then-upcoming King Kong remake, and borrows several elements from the film's story.
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- Main article: A*P*E/Credits.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Paul Leder
- Written by Paul Leder, Reuben A. Leder
- Produced by K.M. Yeung, Paul Leder, Tony Francis, Reuben A. Leder, Yang Tseng-Hsiu
- Music by Bruce Mac Rae, Chung Min Sup
- Cinematography by Daniel L. Symmes, Tony Francis, Miriam R. Leder
- Production Design by Lee Bong Sun
- Assistant Directing by Miriam R. Leder, Choi Young Chul
- Special Effects by Park Kwang Nam
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Rod Arrants as Tom Rose
- Joanna de Varona as Marilyn Baker
- Alex Nicol as Colonel Davis
- Lee Nak Hoon as Captain Kim
- Woo Yun Jung as Mrs. Kim
- Jerry Harke as Lieutenant Smith
- Larry Chandler as First Mate
- Walt Myers as Seaman
- J.J. Gould as Soldier in Jeep
- Charles Johnson as American Tourist
- Paul Leder as Dino
- Choi Sung Kwan as Film Producer
- Bob Kurcz as American Actor
- Jules Levey as Reporter
- Giant shark
- Giant snake
- Main article: A*P*E/Gallery.
- The New King Kong (Initial title)
- Super Ape (Initial title)
- Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla (1982 American re-release title)
- Hideous Mutant (American home video title)
- King Kong's Great Counterattack (Literal Korean title; 킹콩의大逆襲)
- King Kong Returns (France; King Kong Revient)
- The Revolt of Kong (French home video title; La Révolte de Kong)
- The King Ape (Philippines)
- Super Kong (Portugal)
- New King Kong (Soviet Union; Новый Кинг Конг)
- The Gorilla Attacks (Spain; El Gorila Ataca)
- Super King Kong (Turkey; Süper King Kong)
- South Korea - July 23, 1976 [view poster]
- United States - October, 1976 [view poster]; 1982 (Re-release) [view poster]
- France - February 15, 1978 [view poster]
- Turkey - August 1979 [view poster]
- Portugal - September 29, 1982
Image Entertainment DVD (2001)
- Region: 1
- Discs: 1
- Audio: English
Kino Lorber DVD/Blu-Ray (2017)
- Region: 1 (DVD) or A/1 (Blu-Ray)
- Discs: 1
- Audio: English
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