By Steve BiodrowskiAlthough containing elements from the 1925 silent film version of THE LOST WORLD, KING KONG truly is the prototype of the giant-monster-attacks-city genre. It is also one of the greatest monster movies ever made, thanks to a winning combination of an exciting adventure story, marvelous technical effects, a rousing score, and some iconic performances. Most of all, the film survives the decades because it embodies an archetypal myth rendered so powerfully that it eclipses any dated dialogue and tecnical flaws. The title character is a fearsome, apparently unbeatable brute - until he falls in love with the blond and beautiful Ann Darrow (Fay Wray), which turns out to be his undoing. RELATED ARTICLES: Read the complete review of the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD at Cinefantastique Online.