Now, here's a movie from South Korea with a $23,000 budget (WTF?!) trying to capitalize on KING KONG from the same year. It was seemingly commandeered by Jack H. Harris for American distribution. And, boy, does it suck!! Check the poster, it sez "Not to be confused with KING KONG!" although 'KING KONG' is in huge letters!
I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our other King Kong rip-offs, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a little sample from... A*P*E!
It kinda starts with the big APE wrasslin' with a giant shark! Poster fodder.
Joanna Kerns plays actress Marilyn Baker, there to star in a movie and ends up the big APE's main squeeze!
While loose in the countryside, he comes across these kids playing in a playground and gets fascinated with all the fun they're having. How cute!
See that little stuffed cow toy there?.. Well, it's supposed to be a real cow!
Col. Davis, US commander in South Korea, is the salty old crab you can hear in the sound clip giving orders.
Here's Marilyn getting ready for her big scene... Woo Woo!
Here's a shot of the big APE as he carries Marilyn in his smelly old hand! Looks real, right?!
Oh, and, here's a for real helicopter crashing and bursting into flames!
APE's big stinky hand invades an office space! Now, you have to agree the hand looks real in this shot, right?
The big dumb APE acts like this hang glider is a butterfly! So cute...
Welp, it's time to take down the big trouble maker, but, those damn crazy monkey boulders really make it hard on a guy!!
Goodbye, cruel world!.. Check out the arm and hand, clearly a crappy costume.