March 24, 2008
IT'S ALIVE (1969) OPENING TITLES (FEATURING LAND OF KONG)
In my recent Dinosaur World post I mentioned that the park (known as Land of Kong in its early days) appeared in the first few minutes of It's Alive (1969). Well, here are those very minutes, immediately available for your eyes in the form of moving colored pixels. As you will see, the scaffolding is still present around a couple of the dinosaurs indicating that the footage was shot in the earliest days of the attraction (maybe even before it was open to the public). About 80% of the rest of the feature takes place in nearby Onyx cave which is still open to the public. If I would have seen this film before I toured that cave years ago I would have appreciated it about a thousand times more.