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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 216234753
UPC: 883929055609
UPC 14: 00883929055609
Sales Rank: 12617
Rating: NR
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Editor's Note
A 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.
Features
Video Features Rated PG, Book, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Turner Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/23/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 104 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1933
Video UPC UPC: 00883929055609
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: B&W
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review 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
Video Cast Info Sam Hardy
Video Cast Info Bruce Cabot
Video Cast Info Noble Johnson
Video Cast Info Victor Long
Video Cast Info Everett Brown
Video Cast Info Frank Reicher
Video Cast Info Fay Wray
Video Cast Info Robert Armstrong
Video Cast Info Steve Clemente
Video Cast Info James Flavin
Video Cast Info Vernon Walker - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Ruth Rose - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Ernest B. Shoedsack - Producer
Video Cast Info Harry Redmond Sr. - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Edward Linden - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info J. O. Taylor - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Al Herman - Art Director
Video Cast Info Ted Cheesman - Editor
Video Cast Info Van Nest Polglase - Art Director
Video Cast Info Merian C. Cooper - Producer
Video Cast Info James Creelman - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Carroll Clark - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Max Steiner - Composer
Video Cast Info Harry Redmond Jr. - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Merian C. Cooper - Director
Video Cast Info Ernest B. Schoedsack - Director
Plot Summary
While 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.

Memorable Quotes

"It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."----Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong)

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"...KING KONG is the screen's ultimate Beauty-and-the-Beast fable, and it endures through the power of innocence that has all but vanished from the screen..." 03/24/1989 p.C4

Chicago Sun-Times
"...KING KONG is more than a technical achievement. It is also a curiously touching fable....There is something ageless and primeval about KING KONG that still somehow works..." 02/03/2002 p.7

Total Film
"...The grand-daddy of all monster movies..." 04/01/2001 p.105

Premiere
"[T]he first Kong has something today's CGI masters are hard-pressed to give their monsters: a soul." 04/01/2004 p.67

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[I]t's still the quintessential pulp saga, capable of popping eyeballs 70-odd years later without the help of computers." 11/01/2005 p.104

Entertainment Weekly
"[The] black-and-white granddaddy of beast-on-the-loose movies....The movie looks improved over earlier video and TV copies, and still packs a wallop..." 11/25/2005 p.87

Premiere
4 stars out of 4 -- "What makes KONG unique is its mix of hokum, horror, and peculiar poetry..." 12/01/2005 p.181

Rolling Stone
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "[T]he joy is seeing the 1933 original, complete with Max Steiner's classic score and once-censored scenes..." 12/01/2005 p.92

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