King Kong is a 1976 American monster film directed by John Guillermin. It is a remake of the 1933 film of the same name. The film was produced by Dino De Laurentiis Corporation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and was released on December 17, 1976. A sequel titled King Kong Lives was released on December 19, 1986.
King Kong received mostly mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 50% based on 36 reviews, with an average score of 4.8/10.