Universal City, CA
2-disc special ed
2 videodiscs (188 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Disc 1: The Volkswagen Toureg & King Kong; Wish you were here ; Disc 2: Special introduction by Peter Jackson; post-production diaries: director Peter Jackson takes you on an unforgettable journey revealing virtually every aspect of post-production with nearly three hours of exclusive behind the scenes footage; "Kong's New York, 1933 - 1930s" New York comes alive in this fascinating piece that explores vaudeville, the skyscraper boom, the construction of the Empire State building and more; "Skull Island: a natural history": travel to treacherous Skull Island with Peter Jackson and his crew.
Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; art directors, Simon Bright, Dan Hennah ; film editor, Jamie Selkirk ; music by, James Newton Howard ; original score, Max Steiner ; costume designer, Terry Ryan ; production designer, Grant Major ; visual effects supervisors, Scott E. Anderson, Joe Letteri, George Murphy, Ben Snow, Marc Varisco.
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 a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape 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.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images.
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