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King Kong (2005)
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DVD 006 547
King Kong
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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 Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named 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.
Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson ; screenplay, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson.
Deluxe extended ed.
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006], c2005.
Disc 1 and 2: English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; disc 3: English with French or Spanish subtitles.
3 DVDs (201 min.) : sound, color
Universal Pictures (Firm)
WingNut Films (Firm)
Jackson, Peter
Jackson, Peter
Walsh, Fran
Boyens, Philippa
Jackson, Peter
Blenkin, Jan
Cunningham, Carolynne
Walsh, Fran
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis.
Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; editor, Jamie Selkirk ; music, James Newton Howard ; production designer, Grant Major ; senior visual effects supervisor, Joe Letteri ; special makeup, creatures, miniatures, Richard Taylor.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: 38 minutes of deleted scenes; feature commentary with Peter Jackson; "The eighth blunder of the world": outtake and gag reel; "Re-creating the eighth wonder: the making of 'King Kong'" behind the scenes featurettes; "Return to Skull Island" creating the mythical world; "The present": an original short; Original computer-animated storyboards of Kong's exciting action sequences; the video galleries; DVD-ROM scripts: includes the 2005 and 1996 scripts.
King Kong (Fictitious character) Drama.
Actresses New York (State) New York Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors United States Drama.
Human-animal relationships Drama.
Apes in motion pictures.
Detective and mystery films.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Action and adventure films
Genre: Detective and mystery films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Horror films
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: French
Spoken language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: King Kong
Director: Jackson, Peter
Actor: Bell, Jamie
Actor: Black, Jack
Actor: Brody, Adrien
Actor: Hanks, Colin
Musical score composer: Howard, James Newton
Production studio: Universal Pictures (Firm)
Production studio: WingNut Films (Firm)
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action