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TITLE : King Kong YEAR OF RELEASE : 2005 CLASSIFICATION : M LENGTH : 187 min. DIRECTOR : Peter Jackson STARRING : Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell, Kyle Chandler, Evan Parke, Lobo Chan
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From director, Peter Jackson - the iconic story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought back to civilisation where he meets his tragic fate.
Naomi Watts plays Ann Darrow, an actress from the world of vaudeville who finds herself out of a job in Depression-era New York. Her luck changes when she meets Carl Denham (Jack Black). Denham is an entrepreneur, raconteur, adventurer and filmmaker who is struggling to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Bold ebullient and charismatic, Denham has a natural sense of showmanship and an appetite for greatness, which ultimately leads to catastrophe.
Adrien Brody steps into the role of Jack Driscoll, a New York playwright who becomes an unlikely hero in a romantic adventure story that will test his physical courage and his heart
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Behind The Scenes With King Kong In Special Effects [VHS] VHS Enter the fascinating world of movie magic as King Kong is resurrected for an attack on San Francisco for the IMAX film "Special Effects." Meet the director, modelmakers, animators and others involved in the process of bringing the infamous ape back to life. 33 min. King Kong Much has been written about Max Steiner's landmark score for this horror classic, one of the first films to use a completely original score rather than one derived from classical music. This essential addition to any collection is divided into two parts: "The Story of King Kong," which contains dialogue, sound effects and the score; while "King Kong Music Suite" adds nine previously unreleased tracks. King Kong (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD](1933) DVD Beauty meets beast atop the Empire State Building in one of fantasy cinema's most beloved classics. A film crew's excursion to a remote island where prehistoric monsters still roam leads to the discovery of a 50-foot gorilla who takes a shine to the production's leading lady. Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, and "Kong, The Eighth Wonder of the World" star; special effects by Willis H. O'Brien. Packaged inside a collectible tin, this limited edition includes lobby card poster reproductions, a souvenir program reproduction, and more. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; seven-part "making of" documentary by director Peter Jackson; more. Two-disc set. King Kong (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD](1933) DVD Beauty meets beast atop the Empire State Building in one of fantasy cinema's most beloved classics. A film crew's excursion to a remote island where prehistoric monsters still roam leads to the discovery of a 50-foot gorilla who takes a shine to the production's leading lady. Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, and "Kong, The Eighth Wonder of the World" star; special effects by Willis H. O'Brien. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; seven-part "making of" documentary by director Peter Jackson; featurettes; more. Two-disc set. King Kong [DVD](1976) DVD Dino De Laurentis-produced updating of the 1933 classic stars Jeff Bridges as an anti-establishment paleontologist who stows away on a petroleum-scouting expedition to a newly discovered Pacific island that is home to the titular giant primate. Jessica Lange (in her film debut) co-stars as the down-and-out actress who becomes the object of Kong's affections. With Charles Grodin, Rene Auberjonois; scripted by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., creator of the 1960s "Batman" TV series. 134 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. King Kong [VHS](1976) VHS
King Kong Lives [DVD](1986) DVD Everybody's gonna cry "Watch out," because the mightiest monster of them all survived his 1976 plunge off the World Trade Center! The comatose Kong needs an artificial heart to survive--and a compatible blood donor is found when a giant female ape is discovered! Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, John Ashton star. 105 min. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)/King Kong Escapes [DVD](1967) DVD First, in "King Kong vs. Godzilla," when the great ape is found alive in the South Seas, he is brought to Japan, where he has a slugfest atop Mt. Fuji with the big G. Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara star. Then, when a mechanical replica of "King Kong Escapes" while working for a mad scientist at the North Pole, the real massive monkey is kidnapped--setting the stage for a surreal simian smackdown. Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller star; with the voice of Paul Frees. AKA: "King Kong Strikes Again," "King Kong's Counterattack," "The Revenge of King Kong." 187 min. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish. King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries [DVD](2005) DVD Longtime "Kong" fan Peter Jackson provides an unprecedented glimpse into the process of filmmaking with this limited edition two-disc set that features behind-the-scenes footage, photographs, director's notes, and much more from the six-month production of his 2005 updating of the horror classic. Also includes an 80-page scrapbook and four exclusive production art prints. 3 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. 3 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish. King Kong: The Animated Series VHS He's 10 times as big as a man! This fondly remembered 1966 animated series from the Rankin/Bass camp chronicled Kong's adventures fighting pirates, smugglers and the occasional giant monster with the help of scientist Prof. Bond, his daughter Susan, and son Billy. King Kong: The Animated Series, Vol. 1 [DVD](1966) DVD 108 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. King Kong: The Animated Series, Vol. 2 [DVD](1966) DVD 108 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. The King Kong Collection [DVD] DVD Four-disc boxed set includes "King Kong" (1933) (Two-Disc Special Edition), "The Son of Kong" and "Mighty Joe Young."
King Kong [DVD](2005) DVD Peter Jackson's ambitious remake of the horror classic follows fledgling actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) and screenwriter Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) as they join shady filmmaker Carl Denham's (Jack Black) latest project, only to find themselves on a dangerous trek to a mythical island populated by wild natives, prehistoric beasts, and a giant ape who becomes infatuated with the movie's comely star. With Colin Hanks, Kyle Chandler, Thomas Kretschmann, and Andy Serkis as Kong and Lumpy the cook. 188 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurette.