King Kong (1933) (US BD) in September
Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of King Kong on 28th September 2010. The original 1933 RKO classic comes to Blu-ray newly remastered and with extensive bonus content, including a collectible Blu-ray Book written by renowned film historian Rudy Behlmer; a feature length documentary on Kong creator Merian C. Cooper, directed by acclaimed filmmakers Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird; commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston with Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray; and a seven-part documentary that delves deeply into just about every aspect of the making of the film. SRP is $34.99.
With 32 pages of rare photography and trivia, the Blu-ray Book, written by Rudy Behlmer, centres around the vision of director, Merian C. Cooper and his larger than life persona that brought the story of King Kong to the screen. A prolific film researcher and historian, Behlmer personally interviewed Cooper and has written numerous books and contributed to a wide variety of documentaries, videos, DVDs and laser discs about Hollywood's Golden Age.
In Blu-ray release, the newly remastered film is presented in its 1933 entirety and includes scenes that were originally considered too shocking for the 1938-1956 re-releases.
- 1080P 1.33:1 Full Screen
- English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
- Spanish DD1.0
- English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
- Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston, with Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray
- Merian C. Cooper Movies Trailer Gallery
- I’m King Kong! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 documentary)
- RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World
- 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
- Creation Test Footage with Commentary by Ray Harryhausen