King Kong

King Kong

DVD - 2006 | [Widescreen ed.].
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Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2006]
Edition: [Widescreen ed.].
ISBN: 9781417027637
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 187 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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A great 90 minute movie that takes over three hours.

Jul 18, 2019

Good Try BUT: Making Ann a thief (she does steals the apple) violates the premise of the original (Ann, even though starving, can't bring herself to steal. She's that (now) much maligned creature: A Good Girl.) And by going overboard in the gigantic wall, Jackson loses all credibility and makes the scene boring. Okay, but too many missed opportunities.

Jan 23, 2018

EHH. Was a little long, fell asleep in some parts.

Aug 17, 2017

Valiant effort but the lesser to 1933's version. One day I sat watching it and mused as the Venture moved out of New York harbor, "I wonder how that looks in black and white?" Pulled out the color and a richer much more involving film revealed itself. Jackson had originally toyed with making it in b/w. Shoudha, woudha, couldn't.

Dec 29, 2016

There are three versions of King Kong. Which one is this?

Oct 07, 2015

Just go watch the original king kong if you want a collection of cliched characters and a poor story-line in half the time.
(They dehumanized the islanders even more than the original movie, why?!)

May 13, 2014

This is a 2005 adventure film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name.
DISC 2 contains a 145-minute documentary called "Production Diary," which starts at 33 weeks before the gala opening.
It reveals that the principal photography started on September 6, 2004 at Camperdown Studios in Miramar, New Zealand.
The majority of the SS Venture scenes were shot aboard a full-scale deck constructed in the parking lot at Camperdown Studios
and then were backed with a green screen, with the ocean digitally added in post-production.
Over the course of filming the budget went from $175 million to $207 million over additional visual effects work needed.
Director Peter Jackson decided early on that he did not want Kong to behave like a human, and so he and his team studied hours of gorilla footage.
Andy Serkis, who would act as King Kong while creating his movements, went to London Zoo to watch the gorillas, but was unsatisfied.
He ended up going to Rwanda to observe mountain gorillas in the wild.
The resulting Kong is entirely a special effect, who acts and moves very much like a real gorilla.
It is a profoundly amazing and fascinating documentary I like better than the feature film.

May 02, 2014

Peter Jackson continues to impress and succeed with these films and here he brings his version of the tale of the Giant ape and his love for a human woman to the screen. Leaves you breathless with action, and the film never lets up for one second. Andy Serkis does a double role as Lumpy the cook and as the title creature KONG. Naomi Watts is a beautiful Ann Darrow, while not to the degree of Fay Wray, she brings a strong determination which adds to her character so that she isnt just screaming throughout the film. I thought Jack Black was ok, but I preferred Robert Armstrong. Nice to see Adrien Brody here as Jack Driscoll. LOved it when I first saw it and cant wait to view it again.

Oct 12, 2013

Too long with excessive and poor CGI. They needed to cast someone other than Jack Black for the role of Carl Denham.

Haydu33 Jan 18, 2013

It was good... too long though

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Captain_America May 21, 2011

Violence: Man eating bugs, dinosaurs.


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Jan 24, 2018

Carl Denham: And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty, and beauty stayed his hand. And from that day forward, he was as one dead."


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