King Kong PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 23, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1976
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1976 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten53%

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Total Count: 38

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 57,587
The special effects are marvelous, the good-humored script is comic-bookish without being excessively campy, and there are two excellent performances Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 14, 2017
It's a remake that was a good idea, because it's bigger newer and better than the old one. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Oct 25, 2019
This new version looks more like a Japanese monster movie than its famous predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Jul 23, 2019
The results of this technological bonanza are pretty mixed. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Faithful in substantial degree not only to the letter but also the spirit of the 1933 classic for RKO, this $22 million-plus version neatly balances superb special effects with solid dramatic credibility. Full Review
Variety
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- Common wisdom contends that Dino De Laurentiis' big-budget remake of Merian C. Cooper's classic 1933 film, King Kong, is a bad movie. And, viewed from a certain perspective, perhaps it is, but it's also a lot of fun. Full Review
ReelViews
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 1/5 -- If this is what bleeding-edge, Oscar-worthy effects work looked like in 1976, it's no wonder that Star Wars made such a gargantuan splash in 1977. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Sep 18, 2017

Product Description:

One of the top money-makers of the 1970s. Producer Dino Delaurentis up-dates the 1933 classic. Jessica Lange's first starring role. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Cinematography, Best Sound. Academy Award: Best Special Effects.

Plot Synopsis:

Remake of the 1933 classic about a Giant Ape from a lost world who falls in love with a beautiful actress sacrificed to him by the native tribespeople on the island he inhabits.

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Production Notes:

  • Screen debut for former model Jessica Lange.
  • Shot in Metrocolor.
  • Budget for the film was over $22 million.
  • Additional cast: Dennis Fimple (Sunfish), Jorge Moreno (Garcia), Mario Gallo (Timmons), Keny Long (Ape Masked Man in Dance), Rick Baker (Kong Closeups).
  • Additional credits: Arny Lipin and Fern Weber (costumes/wardrobe).

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  • UPC: 032429276315
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