Queen Kong (1976)
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SHE'S IN ONE OF HER MOODS AGAIN!
An adventure filled with exciting fun! (Ein aufregender riesenspaß)
— West German tagline
Queen Kong is a 1976 British/West German giant monster comedy film co-produced by Cine-Art München and Dexter Films. The film was released to West German theaters on December 10, 1976 by Constantin Film.[note 1] It was created in order to spoof Dino De Laurentiis' then-newly released King Kong remake, and borrows several elements from the film's story.
Plot[edit | edit source]
After being saved from the law and shortly afterwards kidnapped by the aggressive female film director Luce Habit, petty thief and simple-natured hippie Ray Fay finds himself the star of her new African jungle movie, which will be shot on location in the mysterious island of Nabonga Where They Do The Conga. After a bizarre ocean journey onboard Luce Habit's ship, The Liberated Lady, which also sees three of her crewmates accidentally eaten by a lipstick-wearing shark, the film crew reaches the shores of Nabonga Where They Do The Conga. Deeper into the island's jungles, the crew discover the semi-suburbanized village of the natives who are preparing a gigantic picnic table for an upcoming sacrifice to their giant ape goddess, Queen Kong. The human Queen of the Nabongas sees the handsome Ray Fay among Luce Habit's all-female entourage and demands him to be given as the sacrificial tribute. Luce Habit refuses, however, having gained a soft spot for Ray herself, and orders him and her employees back onto The Liberated Lady.
Queen Kong is later taken to London on the boat, where she steals the crown from the Tower of London, but Ray gives the crown back to the guards. Queen Kong later climbs Big Ben, where she is attacked by jet planes and a helicopter hovering above her. She drops Ray into the helicopter, where he talks to all of the women in the world.
Staff[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Queen Kong/Credits.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Frank Agrama
- Written by Frank Agrama, Ronald Dobrin, Fabio Piccioni
- Based on a story by Fabio Piccioni, Robin Dobria
- Executive producer Keith Cavele
- Theme song "Queen Kong" performed by The Peppers
- Composed by The Peppers
- Arranged by Tony Mimms
- Lyrics by Ron Dobrin
- Cinematography by Ian Wilson
- Edited by David Campling
- Production design by David Brockhurst
- Assistant directors Paul Fisher, Franco Cirino
- Special optical effects by John Rees
Cast[edit | edit source]
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Robin Askwith as Ray Fay
- Rula Lenska as Luce Habit
- Valerie Leon as Nabongan Queen
- Roger Hammond as Woolf
- Linda Hayden as The Singing Nun
- John Clive as Comedian
- Carol Drinkwater as Ima Goodbody
- Brian Godfrey as Second actor
- Anthony Morton as Antique dealer
- Fiona Curzon as Police Secretary
- Stanley Platts as Chief Constable
- Dino Shafeek as Indian
- Fred Wood as Nabonga Sacrifice to Queen Kong
- Paddy Joyce as Man in Aeroplane
- Harold Berens as Man in Phone Booth
- Garth Watkins as Policeman
- Marilyn Thomas as Policewoman
- Reg Thomason as Airline Pilot
- Caron Gardner as Prostitute
- Mireille Allonville as Girl
- Maggy Armitage as Wife
- Anna Bergman as Crew Girl
- Maria Holmes as Actress
- Marianne Morris as Girl on Billboard
- Jeannette Charles as The Queen of England
- Barbara Allen, Suzie Arthur, Lela Babbick, Melita Clarke, Jeannie Collings, Kathryn Hayes, Annette Lynton, Vicki Michelle, Trudi van Doorne as Crew girls
- Chai Lee, Eva Louise, Tawny Sands, Wilma Russell, Marta Gillot as Native girls
- Maj Britt, Felicity Devonshire, Brigette Fry, Christina Halstead, Gaynor Martine, Mandy Perryment, Lamona Snow, Angela Staines as Native dancers
Japanese dub[edit | edit source]
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Monsters[edit | edit source]
- Queen Kong
- Man-eating rosebush
- Prehistoric Bagpipes
- Lady Jaws
- King Kong (poster)
Production[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Queen Kong (film)/Gallery.
Screenshots[edit | edit source]
Posters[edit | edit source]
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Queen Kong (Soundtrack).
Alternate titles[edit | edit source]
- Queen Gorilla (Austria)
- The Great Adventures of Queen Kong (Die tollen Abenteuer der Queen Kong; West Germany)
Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]
- West Germany - December 10, 1976[note 1]
- Italy - April 29, 1977 [view poster]
- Japan - September 22, 2001 (Tokyo)
- United States - August 5, 2015 (Charlotte, North Carolina)[note 1]
- Australia - August 10, 2015 (Sydney)[note 1]
- United Kingdom - August 12, 2015 (Northern Ireland)[note 1]
Video releases[edit | edit source]
RMEB DVD (2003)
- Notes: Released on April 22, 2003 and re-released on July 23, 2014.
IDT Home Entertainment DVD (2007)
- Region: 4
- Discs: 1
- Audio: English (5.1 Surround)
- Notes: The runtime is 91 minutes.
Videos[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The May 1977 issue of National Lampoon featured a Queen Kong on its cover; however, the creature-in-question was a drag-queen take of the 1976 King Kong remake holding a bemused Jeff Bridges in her palm.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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