King Kong (Blu-ray) (1933)
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Editor's NoteA masterpiece and one of the top moneymakers of the 1930s. Fortune-hunters travel to Skull Island in search of the fabled giant ape "King Kong." Enticing him with the lovely Fay Wray they capture him and bring him back to New York where he escapes and ransacks the city searching for her.
King Kong (1933) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: El Bicho Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/31/2010 11:20 PM
|Even at nearly 80 years old, King Kong (1933) holds up amazingly well. The film delivers a thrilling adventure filled with special effects by legendary pioneer Willis O'Brien and his team that still stand the test of time, even in high definition. After finding a leading lady, Ann Darrow (Fay Wray), producer/director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) leads a boat out to Skull Island to shoot his next adventure picture. The island natives kidnap Ann and offer her up for sacrifice to the giant ape Kong. Denham and the ship's crew go after them but find the jungles a very dangerous place as dinosaurs still roam the island. Although some men are lost, Ann is rescued. Kong pursues them but is knocked out by gas. Denham the showman sees a great opportunity and takes Kong to New York City. While on display at a theater, the beast breaks free of his chains and runs loose in the city....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Vernon Walker - Cinematographer|
|Ruth Rose - Screenwriter|
|Ernest B. Shoedsack - Producer|
|Harry Redmond Sr. - Special Effects|
|Edward Linden - Cinematographer|
|J. O. Taylor - Cinematographer|
|Al Herman - Art Director|
|Ted Cheesman - Editor|
|Van Nest Polglase - Art Director|
|Merian C. Cooper - Producer|
|James Creelman - Screenwriter|
|Carroll Clark - Production Designer|
|Max Steiner - Composer|
|Harry Redmond Jr. - Special Effects|
|Merian C. Cooper - Director|
|Ernest B. Schoedsack - Director|
Plot SummaryWhile shooting a jungle movie on the remote Skull Island, filmmaker Denham and his crew stumble upon a prehistoric world populated by dinosaurs and giant snakes. The most dangerous and magnificent of all the unusual and exotic creatures is "King Kong," a fifty-foot gorilla. Using gas bombs, Denham subdues the beast and brings him to New York City, where Kong goes on a rampage, destroying everything in his past and kidnapping a beautiful young actress.
|"It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."----Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong)|
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