Mighty Joe Young (Blu-ray) PG

Merian Cooper's amazing adventure in the unusual!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 27, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Note: Commentary by Terrry Moore and special effects vetrans Ray Harryhauses and Ken Ralston
    • Two Featurettes:
    • -A conversation with Ray Harryhausen and the Chiodo brothers
    • -Ray Harryhausen and Mighty Joe Young
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Composition by
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1949 - Best Special Effects: Merian C. Cooper

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 20


User Ratings: 7,775
Rating: 3/4 -- Between a lengthy chase and a devastating fire, the final half-hour delivers the goods, and Willis O'Brien (assisted by Ray Harryhausen) earned the Best Special Effects Oscar for his efforts. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Nov 4, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Great escapist fun: a West Coast 'King Kong'
Kalamazoo Gazette
Jul 15, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Tame, but well done giant ape flick.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Dec 29, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- More of a historic novelty than an action film. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 1, 2011
Rating: 3.5/5 -- An entertaining "friendlier" version of King Kong.
Jul 26, 2002
It's fascinating corn. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 25, 2019
Rating: B- -- Though in the shadows of Kong it still brings back fond memories of how to make a special effect film back in the old days. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 24, 2005

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.


Production Notes:

  • "Mighty Joe Young" was Ernest B. Schoedsack's final directorial effort.
  • The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."

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  • UPC: 883929458783
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