- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 14, 2000
- Originally Released: 1927
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes: Color Test
- Audio Commentary: Rudy Behlmer - Film Historian
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Essay: Production Essay
- Original Press Kit
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 11/06/1992
"...[A] famed, but infrequently shown, silent documentary with an all-native cast..."
Before the makers of KING KONG took on what would become their most famous work, they travelled to Siam, now Thailand, to film the delicate story of a family of farmers who have struck out and settled on the edge of the forest. Being so close to the jungle, they are in constant danger from the many wild beasts who inhabit it; leopards, tigers, bears. In one of the more thrilling scenes of cinema history, the filmmakers record a massive stampede of elephants.
Description by Image Entertainment:
The lost masterpiece by the makers of "King Kong," Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's "Chang" is available for the first time in over 45 years. Shot entirely in Siam, the film tells the story of a farmer and his family who have settled a small patch of land on the edge of the jungle. Their existence is a constant struggle against the many wild animals around them--bears, tigers, leopards, and even...changs! The climactic elephant stampede is still one of the most exciting scenes in cinema history.
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