James / March 4th, 2017
The Toho Duology:
King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962)
King Kong Escapes (1967)
Plus plenty of ramblings about Frankenstein and the German titles. Also the lost Japanese Kong films from the 30s.
March 4, 2017 at 9:58 am
When I was a kid I thought those movies where the best. Ahhh, the good ol days.
March 4, 2017 at 11:52 am
Geez what they thinking of naming something with Frankenstein if not have nothing to Frankenstein.
March 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm
I LOVE that you tackled the lost Kong films again. I wanted to know more about those.
March 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm
Godzilla would’ve whooped King Kong’s ass from here to Japan…and back.
March 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm
Funny how James mentioned that King Kong Escapes reminds him of James Bond. The Japanese actress from KKE played a Bond Girl in You Only Live Twice.
March 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm
You gotta love those german titels:
Frankensteins Kampf gegen die Teufelsmonster (Frankenstein’s fight against the devilmonsters)
Frankenstein und die Ungeheuer aus dem Meer (Frankenstein and the beasts out of the ocean)
Frankenstein und die Monster aus dem All (Frankenstein and the Monsters from space)
weird and hilarious…
March 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Frankenstein actually would be translated as “Stone of the Franks”, which refers to the ethnic group of the german Franken. This group is named after their armament, a throwing axe called “Franziska”. Even the (Anglo)saxons are named after their armament, a sword named “Saxon”.
March 7, 2017 at 3:34 am
3:38 GRAMMAR POLICE ALERT ! even though octopuses is acceptable technically you know there are people dying to say it is octopi James
March 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm
I come from germany and as a child was very confused about the titles. In the German translation they sometimes say the evil monsters had been sent by frankenstein. Of course without frankenstein ever shown up.
As far as I know the reason for the strange names was great success of the movie “Frankenstein Conquers the World” in Germay. Afterwards they simply wrote Frankenstein in each title so the people thought it would be a sequel
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