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Jun
07

Temple of Bad: MIGHTY PEKING MAN

Captivated by the Magnificent Jungle Palms: Danny Lee enjoys the view in MIGHTY PEKING MAN.

Captivated by the Magnificent Jungle Palms: Danny Lee enjoys the view in MIGHTY PEKING MAN.

Supplicants worshipping at the altar of the Temple of Bad know that there is no length they wouldn’t travel, no sacrifice they would spare, to seek out the most sublime of regrettable cinema. Thus, noble adventurers Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and Dan Persons have packed up the knapsacks, folded their sleeping rolls, and held their pith (helmets) for a dangerous trip into the Himalayas. And what do they find there? A Chinese explorer named Johnny, a blonde jungle girl named Samantha a severely doped-up cheetah, and some schmuck in a monkey suit pretending he’s the MIGHTY PEKING MAN.

Yes, come join the ToB gang as they assail The Shaw Bros.’ attempt to ape (get it? GET IT?) Dino DeLaurentiis’ KING KONG. There’ll be elephant stampedes, there’ll be quicksand, there’ll be musical numbers, there’ll terrifying climbs up towering, fifty-story buildings (bring your oxygen tank), there’ll be lots of people panicking in front of rear-projection screens. What there won’t be is enough time to stop laughing as the film barrels its way from one goofy set-up to the next. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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