TITLE : Mighty Joe Young YEAR OF RELEASE : 1998 CLASSIFICATION : PG DIRECTOR : Ron Underwood STARRING : Bill Pullman, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Regina King, Peter Firth
TAGLINE: Survival is an instinct.
"Mighty Joe Young" is an entertaining remake of the 1949 black & white classic. The plot sees Giant Ape "Mighty Joe Young" transported to a refuge in the USA for safety reasons but after being mistreated by poachers (seeking revenge on Joe for a previous encounter) Mighty Joe escapes & goes on the rampage through the streets of L.A. & Hollywood. Look out for fun cameos by Terry Moore, star of the original film & Ray Harryhausen special effects creator of the original ape. This big budget ($49 million) Walt Disney remake is an enjoyable family film, packed full of eye-catching special effects & lots of fun for audiences of all ages.
Mighty Joe Young(1949) VHS The producers of "King Kong" re-teamed with effects wizard Willis O'Brien for this classic tale of a showman who discovers a 10-foot-tall ape and the young woman who raised him in Africa and brings them back to America. Robert Armstrong, Terry Moore, Ben Johnson star. This special video edition includes the color-tinted orphanage fire scene, not seen since the film's first release. 94 min.
Mighty Joe Young [DVD](1998) DVD Disney's updating of the 1949 adventure classic stars Charlize Theron as a young woman whose best friend since both of them were orphaned is a 15-foot-tall gorilla named Joe. When poachers threaten the safety of their African jungle home, Theron agrees to a plan by scientist Bill Paxton to take Joe to a California nature preserve, but mishaps lead to the ape escaping onto the streets of L.A. David Paymer, Rade Sherbedgia also star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; featurette; theatrical trailer.