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Creature feature from 1953; essentially a remake of King Kong with nothing to recommend it but the early Harryhausen animation. Nukes unleash a rampaging dinosaur, nukes finish him off. The finale at Coney Island–the heroes ride the Cyclone in full Homer Simpson hazmat getup–is worth catching on late night TV sometime.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Eugène Lourié, 1953. **

[tags]ray harryhausen, ray bradbury, monster, dinosaur, new york, coney island, film, 2 stars[/tags]