Bearing only a passing connection to King Kong -- and even that probably came to promoters as an afterthought -- this phenomenally silly Italo-Spanish sci-fi foolishness (originally titled Eva, La Venere Selvaggia) seems to have been conceived more as a vehicle for the frequently nude Esmerelda Barros. Barros plays Eva, a sultry jungle girl raised by apes, who is captured by a mad scientist (gangster-movie veteran Marc Lawrence) and his cohorts. The fascist-leaning loonies have been busily rounding up the island gorillas, planting electronic transmitters in their brains with the intent of creating an unstoppable remote-controlled army of robotic ape soldiers. To Eva's aid comes a lusty explorer (Brad Harris), whose intentions seem something less than noble. Eventually a disgruntled King Kong-like super-ape arrives to avenge his smaller kinfolk and stomp the daylights out of the evil homo sapiens. Silly but fun, in an Ed Wood sort of way. Also known simply as Kong Island and Eva the Wild Woman.
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