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Mighty Peking Man
Mighty Peking Man
Actors: Evelyne Kraft, Danny Lee, Feng Ku, Wei Tu Lin, Norman Chu
Director: Meng Hua Ho
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2000     1hr 30min

Sure to drive you wild, here's one of the funniest, most hysterically campy movies ever made: MIGHTY PEKING MAN! A powerful earthquake awakens a giant, apelike creature who descends from the mountains into the treacherous ...  more »


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Actors: Evelyne Kraft, Danny Lee, Feng Ku, Wei Tu Lin, Norman Chu
Director: Meng Hua Ho
Creators: Cho-Hua Wu, Hui-chi Tsao, Hsing-lung Chiang, Runme Shaw, Vee King Shaw, Kuang Ni
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/23/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 7/5/2018...
If you're a fan of movies so bad they are good, this one will catch you off guard. Might be wise to have a couple drinks beforehand, because it's absolutely atrocious. You will not believe your eyes. Had me laughing uncontrollably. Obviously, this is a rip-off of King Kong, and it hits the ground hard and keeps running. The latter half of the film slows down a bit, but there are still some rather surreal scenes to be had. And the female heroine needs some better dress sense, as she keeps falling out of it. All in all, this is a keeper for me.
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Movie Reviews

John | Houston | 08/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a fan of schlocky, "so bad they're good" films, I have seen quite a few that simply amaze with their ineptness, from classics such as "Plan 9" and "Robot Monster" to more recent howlers such as "Lake Placid". However, nothing - and I mean nothing - could have prepared me fully for the experience of finally seeing "Mighty Peking Man". This film is an absolute camp-trash GOLDMINE; a cinematic abomination so astonishingly bad that it defies rational explanation. It literally must be seen to be believed! This is not a criticism, however; but rather an endorsement: "Mighty Peking Man" is punishingly hilarious; an unintentional laugh-riot of lame acting, atrocious dubbing, and inarguably the worst - the WORST - optical effects I have ever witnessed in a professional (and that's stretching the word to its outer limits) motion picture. The movie goes so far over the top that it borders on the psychedelic; indeed, copious amounts of mind-altering substances are probably required to get the full "Peking Man" experience. The film's grade-Z pleasures are too numerous to list, but would certainly start with Peking Man himself: a moth-eaten, googly-eyed, rubber-mouthed gorilla suit, from all appearances rented from a local costume shop and about as convincing. Then there's Evelyne Kraft, the "heroine", who, despite living in the wild jungle for 20 years, sports a perfect 1970's-era Farrah Fawcett layered hairdo, mascara, and a seemingly endless supply of lip gloss. Throw in a romance between Kraft and "Johnny", the hero (complete with a wretchedly awful - and brutally funny - slow motion "running through the fields" sequence as they "fall in love", while all the while the out-of-tune orchestra warbles on) and the oblogitory final battle between Peking Man and woefully obvious model helicopters (the strings supporting them fully visible) and you have the stuff of which cult midnight-movie dreams are made. Kudos to Quentin Tarantino for resurrecting this trashy gem, in widescreen no less! For those of you out there who relish so-unbelievably-bad-they're-cool films, put "Showgirls" on hold and give this one a go; you won't regret it. Now, Quentin, how about a reissue of "KISS meets the Phantom of the Park"?"
So atrocious its an instant classic
John Smith | Parts Unknown | 08/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mighty Peking Man is literally a Hong Kong rip off of Dino DeLaurentis' own 76' remake of King Kong, making it a rip off of a rip off! It actually steals entire scenes from the movie! But who cares! The Sheena-like jungle girl is Playboy material HOT! And she is in danger the entire movie of losing her skimpy top! The Peking Man costume is bad, but certainly no worse than the multimillion dollar 40 foot tall Kong used in the 76' remake for all of 4 seconds, and the Peking man costume was made at a fraction of the cost. The fake helicopters and tanks, buildings, ect are no worse than anything in a Toho Godzilla flick. And the movie has a cheesy/sleazy 70's groove to it if you can dig, man. Worth the price of the DVD is the scene where "Sheena" and Johnny are falling in love in slow motion to a horrible "Mellow Gold" love song. If you though "Plan 9 from Outer Space" was the worst film ever, or the best of the "So bad they're great" watch the Peking Man with a bunch of intoxicated friends, and you will not be disappointed!"
Mighty peking man
zaz | Long Beach,CA | 07/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the big one. It's fun, romance, and adventure. Plus a great monster-in-the-city fick! It's so cheezy, it'll warm your heart, or clog it up! Requires many viewings. Add this to your collection. It may only have the depth of a moonbeam; but this is what to watch when Bergman, Kubrick or even Polanski can't satisfy the evening."