- Commentary by Ray Harryhausen
- Featurette: Ray Harryhausen and Mighty Joe Young
- Theatrical Trailer
- Audio: English [CC]
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 22, 2005
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Turner Home Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: A Conversation with Ray Harryhausen and the Chiodo Brothers; Ray Harryhausen and Mighty Joe Young
- Audio Commentary: Commentary by Ray Harryhausen, Terry Moore and Ken Ralston
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1949 -
Best Special Effects: Merian C. Cooper
Description by OLDIES.com:
Lightning struck again when the team behind King Kong
reunited to create another towering ape: Mr. Joseph Young. This time the simian is shorter and the jokes tongue-in-cheekier, but the Oscar-winning Best Special Effects are just as Kong-sized.
A slick nightclub owner (King Kong veteran Robert Armstrong) discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of a young girl (Terry Moore). He brings both to Hollywood as a floor-show sensation, until some no-goods ply Joe with booze and the blitzed behemoth goes bonkers. Highlights such as Armstrong's henchmen trying to lasso Joe cowpoke style, Joe playing tug-of-war with musclemen and plenty of Joe-to-the-rescue action make Mighty Joe Young mighty fine entertainment.
The King Kong legend is kept alive by a little girl who brings back a pet gorilla from Africa. In true Kong tradition, it grows to an enormous size and later terrorizes the city.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Mighty Joe Young
The story of a woman who is lured away from her peaceful farm in Africa to bring a 15-foot-tall gorilla she has tamed to an animal preserve in the U.S. to keep him safe from poachers. But the ape eventually escapes and rampages through L.A., and she and a zoologist must rush to save him from the authorities.
A huge, 12-foot gorilla is discovered by a group on safari in Africa and brought back to Hollywood to be the special attraction at a glitzy new night club.
- "Mighty Joe Young" was Ernest B. Schoedsack's final directorial effort.
- The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."