"The Monster Walks" (1932) "King Kong" (1933)

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

    Eric Huffstutler Screenwriter

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    For us who follow Poverty Row films, has anyone noticed that on the title card for "The Monster Walks", there is a profile of the gorilla that looks remarkably like King Kong - or at least the stylized one shown on the newly restored 1933 release? And The Monster Walks was released a full year before Kong. Some art borrowing here to sell a film during a time when Apes and Gorilla films seemed to be a hot ticket with horror films?

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    Hmmm... I see a lot of people reading this post but no replies. Must not be that many poverty row movie fans... those who remember the days of Shock Theater or Chiller Theater when they aired on TV during the 1950s-1970s ? They are considered cult classics now and fun to watch when you have a theme movie party.

    It took some time but have found a HD version of the old Indian Test Pattern as well as the 1kHz audio signal to go with it, some clean old vintage television commercials, and station identifications to create a disk as an intro leading up to a home made Shock Theater type show intro that leads into the movies. Fun to do to get that authentic feel of watching TV in 1960 (or whatever year you wish to create a disc for). Will also do one to get the Drive-In feeling too - depends on the mood for the theme.
     

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