King Kong (3-DVD Deluxe Extended Edition Gift Set)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Slipsleeve
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Extended
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), Spanish, French - Optional
Disc: 1996 AND 2005 SCRIPTS
  • Additional Products:
    • Collectable Packaging
    • King Kong Figurine

Disc 1: KING KONG PART 1

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes: 16 Deleted Scenes
    • Feature Commentary - Peter Jackson - Producer/Director/Writer; Philippa Boyens - Co-Writer/Producer

Disc 2: KING KONG PART 2

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Feature Commentary - Feature Commentary - Peter Jackson - Producer/Director/Writer; Philippa Boyens - Co-Writer/Producer
    • WETA Collectables
    • Featurette:
      1. THE EIGHTH BLUNDER OF THE WORLD
      2. THE PRESENT
      3. A NIGHT IN VAUDEVILLE
      4. KING KONG HOMAGE

Disc 3: THE KING KONG ARCHIVES

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette:
      1. THE ORIGINS OF KING KONG
      2. PRE-PRODUCTION PART 1: THE RETURN OF KONG
      3. PRE-PRODUCTION PART 2: COUNTDOWN TO FILMING
      4. THE VENTURE JOURNEY
      5. RETURN TO SKULL ISLAND
      6. NEW YORK, NEW ZEALAND
      7. BRINGING KONG TO LIFE PART 1: DESIGN AND RESEARCH
      8. BRINGING KONG TO LIFE PART 2: PERFORMANCE AND ANIMATION
      9. THE 1996 KING KONG VIDEO GALLERY
      10. THE VENTURE VIDEO GALLERY
      11. SKULL ISLAND VIDEO GALLERY
      12. NEW YORK VIDEO GALLERY
      13. KONG VIDEO GALLERY
      14. ARRIVAL AT SKULL ISLAND PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC
      15. BRONTO STAMPEDE PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC
      16. T-REX FIGHT PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC
      17. KONG'S CAPTURE PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC
      18. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING BATTLE PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC
      19. ANN DISARMS KONG MOTION-CAPTURE/ANIMATION COMPARISON
      20. KONG'S CAPTURE MOTION-CAPTURE/ANIMATION COMPARISON
      21. KONG IN NEW YORK MOTION-CAPTURE/ANIMATION COMPARISON
      22. DVD CREDITS
  • DVD-ROM Features:
  • Features - INTRODUCTION BY PETER JACKSON

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 09/08/2005
"Jackson worked fresh magic at his Weta studios in his native New Zealand, where he had Kong do battle with prehistoric predators on Skull Island..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/16/2005
"[T]he movie seals Jackson's reputation: He's the most gifted big-picture artist working today....What resonates is the story, which is a very human tale of compassion, greed, loss, bravery, creativity, foolishness, and love." -- Grade: A
New York Times - 12/14/2005
"[Jackson] succeeds through a combination of modesty and reckless glee, topping himself at every turn and reveling in his own showmanship."
USA Today - 12/13/2005
"Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller."
Los Angeles Times - 12/12/2005
"[A] witty comment on the darkness at the heart of adventure stories, a bazillion-dollar spectacle that reserves the right to question the morality of spectacles, and, mostly, a tender love story about a melancholy girl and her tragically misunderstood monkey."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/30/2005
Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- "[I]t has a marvelous fairy-tale kinetic grandeur....KING KONG attains a primal-pop romantic glory..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2006
"Once in the lost world, Jackson reproduces the breathless pacing of the 1933 film, tipping from one huge set-piece to the next..."
Uncut - 05/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's made with love, care, and tremendous intelligence….This is still a moving love story at heart..."
Widescreen Review - 06/01/2006
"[The] picture does a great job of creating the period of the storytelling....The fantastic mix is energetic and invigorating."

Product Description:

Despite his origins as a low-budget filmmaker with a taste for the unsavory side of life, Peter Jackson has turned into an "event" filmmaker--someone who can conjure up a movie on a scale unlike anything we've seen before. KING KONG is his sprawling, epic remake of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's 1933 movie of the same name, and it is as big as the gorilla that runs riot through Jackson's rendering of Depression-era New York. Keeping the simple yet effective plot intact--a film crew travels to the mysterious Skull Island, picks up Kong, and brings him back to New York City--Jackson expands on this basic premise by drawing on the jaw-dropping talents of his special effects team to satisfy his thirst for the grand spectacle.

The movie posits Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, the starry-eyed blonde beauty whom Kong falls for; Jack Black as Carl Denham, a low-rent Orson Welles look-alike who drags the crew to the island to make his movie; and Adrian Brody as Jack Driscoll, a hack playwright who battles Kong both physically and for Darrow's heart. As the men struggle against Kong and the lumbering dinosaurs of Skull Island, Andy Serkis, who made the character of Gollum so believable in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, steps in to form the facial features of the mighty gorilla, lending a real emotional sucker-punch to the scenes between Darrow and Kong. But it's the final third of the movie where Jackson really delivers; his 1930s New York is stunning, and when Kong breaks free from his shackles and stampedes on a lovelorn trek through the city, then iconically climbs the Empire State Building with his sweetheart, it's impossible to not be swept away by the sheer beauty and sadness of the moment. While its three-hour length may prove daunting to some, the payoff in Jackson's KING KONG is ultimately worth it, proving once again that he is a director of breathtaking vision.

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1930s | Action | Actresses | Adventure | Adventurers | Based On A Novel | Classic | Dinosaurs | Fantasy | Filmmakers | Jungle | New York City | Remake | Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy | Science-Fiction | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 14, 2005

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  • UPC: 025193168023
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