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King Kong [DVD] [Canadian; Universal 100th Anniversary]

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
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  • Credits
    Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Robert Armstrong, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, James Flavin, Steve Clemente, Steve Clemens, Steve Clement, Steve Clemento, Steve Clements, Steve Clemento Morro, Victor Long, Everett Brown, Everett G. Brown, Everette Brown
  • Critic Reviews
    "...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..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...The grand-daddy of all monster movies..."
    Total Film

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

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

    "[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..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    4 stars out of 4 -- "What makes KONG unique is its mix of hokum, horror, and peculiar poetry..."
    Premiere

    "...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..."
    Los Angeles Times

    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..."
    Rolling Stone

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