Leder directs Korean 'King Kong' Monster Movie
Korean title: KING KONG DAEYEOKSEUB [Great Attack of King Kong]
also known as SUPER KONG and APE and HIDEOUS MUTANT
and ATTACKING PRIMATE MONSTER
director: Paul Leder
starring: Rod Arrants · Joanna Kerns (as Joanna De Varona) · Alex Nicol
· Lee Nak Hoon · Woo Jung
discovered (and captured) 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off
the coast of Korea. Meanwhile, an American actress named Marilyn Baker
is filming a movie in Seoul. Chaos ensues as Kong invades the city and
kidnaps the starlet. Co-star Tim Rose attempts to rescue Marilyn with
the help of the United States Army stationed in that country.
film was financed by the Lee Ming Film Company of South Korea in an
effort to captured some of the audience for the Dino De Laurentiis remake
of King Kong scheduled for release at the end of 1976. American
B-Director Paul Leder was tapped for the job and he recruited Joanna
De Varona to debut in this film. She would marry and change her name
to Joanna Kerns soon after the release. Joanna begin appearing in various
television projects for 10 years until finally landing the starring
role of Maggie Malone Seaver in the Growing Pains TV series
Paul Leder was a former actor and singer on Broadway (best known for
co-starring with Phil Silvers in the hit musical Top Banana).
After the revival of Gay Paree closed in 1969, he decided
to try filmmaking. Paul financed and helmed a low budget Pedophile thriller
ALBERT AND LITTLE ANNIE that found success in the 1971 Drive-In
circuit. After that film he went to Korea for this one. Another 20+
movies followed until poor health forced his retirement in early 1996.
Mr Leder died from lung cancer in April of that year.
film in English Language; widescreen format, fully uncut (87 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include various