Don't be put off by the god awful graphics shown above. This was actually a pretty good movie minus the racist tribal scenes. If I have to explain the plot to you, please comment about your life story. I had seen the Peter Jackson remake. That was around seven years ago, so all I really remember is lots of crazy special effects. According to the book, this movie spawned movies that focus mainly on graphics rather than plot or character development. I was actually pleasantly surprised that the plot didn't totally suck. The director did a good job of slowly building up to the main action.
I would recommend watching it; it is the classic man vs. beast tale. Hell, even some of the music sounded like it was from Jaws.
First film ever to be rereleased.
When Fay Wray heard the leading man being described as "tall and dark" she thought he would be Cary Grant.
Kong's roar is a combination of a tiger's and a lion's roar played backwards.
Saved RKO from bankruptcy.
It was beauty that killed the beast...
Number 41 in AFI's top 100 movies list.
Trailer with unflattering image: