King Kong

King Kong

DVD - 2006
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A struggling filmmaker takes his cast and crew to a mysterious island where they encounter an enormous gorilla.
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Universal ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, c2006
Branch Call Number: DVD Science fiction / King 3558
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (188 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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messala2
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.

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rickytick_0
Dec 29, 2016

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

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booksmile
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?!)

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akirakato
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.

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Libraryman1_0
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.

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3romm3la
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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johndeng
Oct 21, 2012

is it background white

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tj_is_cool
Jan 05, 2012

Good CG, nice plot.

jdm2 Nov 28, 2011

It took me several sittings to get through this film. Overall, it was poor. The only good thing about it were the special effects.

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Captain_America May 21, 2011

Violence: Man eating bugs, dinosaurs.

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