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Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Let's not beat around the bush, it's a Shaw Bros rip-off of King Kong. There's an expedition to a remote area (the Himalayas) to capture a 60 foot gorilla, after which he's shipped to Hong Kong to be the star attraction in a money-making venture. The main difference is that the beast and his beauty are already the best of friends. When she's threatened he gets his hirsute tits in a tizzy and goes on a kaijū rampage that looks great but has some awful editing.
SB had a back-up plan if the creature failed to capture the attention of viewers: a bikini-clad Evelyne Kraft as a female Tarzan frolicking playfully with big cats. Yes, there's such a thing as a sexy jungle-woman subgenre.

2 hairy situations out of 5

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