Stomp Tokyo Spring 1998 Film Series

For our Spring 1998 series, the theme is Apes & Monkeys. Films picked for this series must feature either an ape or monkey, or someone dressed in an ape/monkey suit. Christina was inspired to pick this theme by the gorilla-suited aliens in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974).

Just imagine the possibilities.

Don't forget to check out the previous film series, which featured early Hollywood sex symbols.

Update 6/19/98! This wraps up the Spring Film Series, and we're already getting a start on the Summer Film Series, which we'll post in a few days. We will not be posting a review of Time of the Apes -- it was on Mystery Science Theater 3000, which is really all you need to know.

The Films

Date Shown Whose Pick Film Title Where's the monkey/ape?
April 9, 1998 Christina Planet of the Apes Where's the monkey/ape?
April 16, 1998 Chris Cabaret Where's the monkey/ape?
April 23, 1998 Scott Time of the Apes Where's the monkey/ape?
April 30, 1998 Tanya Trading Places Where's the monkey/ape?
May 28, 1998 Jyotika Monkey Business Where's the monkey/ape?
June 4, 1998 Amy Tarzan the Ape Man Where's the monkey/ape?

OK, where's the monkey/ape?

Planet of the Apes

The apes are on the Planet of the Apes. Where else would they be?


A gorilla suit appears during the musical number "If You Could See Her Through My Eyes."

Time of the Apes

Somewhere in the distant future, three time-traveling cryogenically-frozen Japanese citizens discover a civilization of Apes in 1970's fashions.

Trading Places

An unfortunate person in a fairly good gorilla suit is forced to portray an actual gorilla having relations with a person in an bad gorilla suit. The less said about this, the better.

Monkey Business

Cary Grant's scientist character uses chimps to test his formula of youth. Too bad the chimps are better at mixing chemicals than he is.

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Cheetah and friends are here in full force.

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