King Kong PG-13

King Kong
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 28, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: THE VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG & KONG
  • Interactive Features:
    • See More of NYC in "Wish You Were Here"

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten53%

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Total Count: 38

Spilled30%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 57,587
[The] picture does a great job of creating the period of the storytelling....The fantastic mix is energetic and invigorating.
Widescreen Review
Jun 1, 2006
Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller.
USA Today
Dec 13, 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.
Los Angeles Times
Dec 12, 2005
[Jackson] succeeds through a combination of modesty and reckless glee, topping himself at every turn and reveling in his own showmanship.
New York Times
Dec 14, 2005
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
What sort, exactly, is this movie?
New York Times
May 9, 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
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 16, 2005

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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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 14, 2005

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 69,803
  • UPC: 025192626029
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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