King Kong 1933
Famous filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) is preparing to set sail to an uncharted island, where he’ll film his next masterpiece. Before he can leave, he needs to find a leading lady. After scouring the streets of New York, he discovers the beautiful Ann Darrow (Fay Wray), who agrees to star in his project. With his trustworthy partner-in-crime, Jack Driscoll (Bruce Cabot), Denham leads his motley crew to the mysterious Skull Island. In no time at all, the group falls afoul of the natives, who kidnap Ann and offer her as a sacrifice for the legendary “Kong.” The giant simian takes a liking to the blonde, and carries her deep into the jungle, fending off everything from dinosaurs to oversized snakes. After much derring-do, Driscoll manages to save Ann, leading Kong into an ambush. After capturing the creature, Denham takes him back to Manhattan to show the world. But Kong doesn’t stay in captivity for long, fleeing into the city to reclaim Ann. After causing widespread chaos, Kong climbs to the tip of the Empire State Building as the fighter planes arrive to destroy him. But, it wasn’t the planes that killed him – it was beauty killed the beast...

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher
Country: USA
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:44:17 | 5.10 Gb + 7.53 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Extras:

DISC ONE: The Movie
• Original 1933 Film classic in Glorious Black and White, Newly Restored and Digitally Mastered
• Audio commentary by visual effects artists Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston (with archival excerpts from actress Fay Wray and producer/director Merian C. Cooper)
• Merian C. Cooper Trailer Gallery: (16:47 / 'Play All' option)
-- "King Kong" [1933] (1:32)
-- "Son of Kong" [1933] (1:45),
-- "Flying Down to Rio" [1933] (1:29)
-- "Fort Apache" [1948] (1:44)
-- "3 Godfathers" [1948] (3:21)
-- "Mighty Joe Young" [1949] (1:39)
-- "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" [1949] (2:30)
-- "The Searchers" [1956] (2:45)

DISC TWO: King-Sized Special Features
• "I'm King Kong! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper" narrated by Alec Baldwin documentary (56:56)
• "RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World" documentary (158:45):
-- The Origins of King Kong
-- Willis O'Brien and Creation
-- Cameras Roll on Kong, the Eighth Wonder
-- A Milestone in Visual Effects
-- Passion, Sound and Fury
-- The Mystery of the Lost Spider Pit Sequence
-- King Kong's Legacy
• "The Lost Spider Pit Sequence" reconstructed by Peter Jackson, with Weta Workshop
• Abandoned film "Creation (1931)" test footage (with audio commentary by visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen)

BD50 | NTSC 4:3 | 1080p VC-1 | 33.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Espanol, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol, Portuguese

Extras:
• Audio commentary with visual effects artists Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston (with archival excerpts from actress Fay Wray and producer/director Merian C. Cooper)
• "RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, The Eighth Wonder of the World" documentary (SD, 158:58):
-- "The Origins of King Kong" (14:17)
-- "Willis O'Brien and Creation" (23:05)
-- "The Cameras Role on Kong, the Eighth Wonder" (12:57)
-- "A Milestone in Visual Effects" (41:27)
-- "Passion, Sound and Fury" (17:26)
-- "The Mystery of the Lost Spider Sequence" (35:35)
-- "King Kong's Legacy" (14:07)
• "The Lost Spider Pit Sequence" deleted scene (HD, 6:00)
• Creation Test Footage (with Commentary by Ray Harryhausen) (HD, 4:57)
• "I'm King Kong! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper" documentary (SD, 57:02)
• Theatrical Trailer (SD, 1:34)

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