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KING KONG (1933)

KING KONG <span>(1933)</span> artwork

KING KONG (1933)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 96

Release dates 01/06/1994

BBFCInsight mild violence, threat

Genre(s) Fantasy, Drama

Director(s) Merian C. Cooper,Ernest B. Schoedsack

Cast includes Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, James Flavin

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 25/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KING KONG is a US drama, from 1933, in which a film crew head to a remote island where they encounter a very large ape.


People are grabbed by giant monsters and are then placed in their mouths, thrown into ravines, or squashed under foot. There is no sight of blood or injury detail involving human characters. There are also sequences in which giant monsters fight each other; in one scene a dinosaur's jaws are cracked open and some thick blood oozes from its mouth.


There are extended scenes of threat as characters confront angry locals and various large monsters. Characters are chased through a jungle and a city and there are scenes of panic as people run away, terrified, from the escaped King Kong.

Other issues include some very mild bad language with uses of 'darned'.

There are several scenes in which characters smoke cigarettes.


DVD, Cinema
Warner Home Video Ltd,Polygram Video Ltd,Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Radio Pictures Ltd.,Polygram Filmed Entertainment,Heron Home Entertainment,Cannon Film Dists (UK) Ltd,BFI (UK Wide)
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