In the 70s,was a badass, but so was a 36-foot gorilla in A*P*E. Fortunately, Kino Lorber will release a new 2K restoration of A*P*E to reinvigorate the giant monster movie collection in February.
A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
Directed by Paul Leder and featuring special effects by Park Kwang Nam, the film stars Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns and Alex Nicol. It was released at approximately the same time as Dino De Laurentiis’ 1976 remake of King Kong.
A*P*E is generally regarded by some critics as a campy Z movie. The film comes alive again on Blu-ray and DVD starting on February 28th, 2017. For an early peek at the Blu-ray/DVD details and cover art, then continue reading below.
– NEW 2K Restoration
– Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Optional SDH subtitles”