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In the mid-seventies, savvy movie producer Dino DeLaurentiis managed to convince nearly everyone on the planet that they had to see his big-budget remake of King Kong (1976). Suddenly, big apes were big box-office and several other producers hoped to cash in with their own versions of the classic tale.

There was the Shaw Bros. adventure The Mighty Peking Man (1977) and the Italian/Canadian co-production Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century(1977) that featured a prehistoric giant in instead of a giant ape. But none of them scraped the bottom of the cinematic simian barrel quite like Ape (1976) a movie so astoundingly cheap that it makes an Ed Wood production look like a Cecil B. DeMille epic in comparison.

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