King Kong (Blu-ray) PG-13

The eighth wonder of the world.
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 15, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region A

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User Ratings: 57,587
The results of this technological bonanza are pretty mixed. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
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
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
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
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...
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 30, 2005
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
4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's made with love, care, and tremendous intelligence….This is still a moving love story at heart...
Uncut
May 1, 2006

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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  • Theatrical Release: December 14, 2005

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