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King Kong (Ultimate Edition) (UK)

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The eighth wonder of the world
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 196 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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In depression hit 30`s New York Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) is a beautiful young actress struggling to find a job after losing her role in a vaudeville theatre which has been shut down. Her luck changes when she meets an over ambitious filmmaker, Carl Denham (Jack Black), who coaxes her to join his film shoot on a remote island. Falling for stranded playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) on the voyage she is taken prisoner on arrival to the island by the indigenous tribe`s people and left as a sacrifice for the ape-god Kong.

Ann begins a relationship with Kong in which she learns the meaning of humanity and compassion as he protects her from the dangers lurking on the island. Jack leads a successful search party into the island to rescue Ann but the mighty Kong is also captured and brought back to New York. Escaping from Denham`s stage show, Kong rampages through New York City until he is reunited with Ann - only for destiny to intervene with tragic consequences.

Special Features:
Disc 1:
`King Kong` Part 1
Audio commentary from director/co-writer Peter Jackson and co-writer/producer Philippa Boyens
Deleted scenes

Disc 2:
`King Kong` Part 2
Audio commentary from director/co-writer Peter Jackson and co-writer/producer Philippa Boyens
`The Eighth Blunder Of The World` featurette
`The Present`
A night in vaudeville
King Kong homage
WETA collectables

Disc 3:
Introduction to `The King Kong Archives` by Peter Jackson
The origins of King Kong
Pre-production Part 1: the return of Kong
Pre-production Part 2: countdown to filming
The venture journey
New York, New Zealand
Bringing Kong To Life Part 1: design and research
Bringing Kong To Life Part 2: performance and animation
1996 King Kong video gallery
Venture video gallery
Skull Island video gallery
New York video gallery
Arrival at Skull Islan pre-viz animatic
T-Rex fight pre-viz animatic
Kong`s capture pre-viz animatic
Empire State Building pre-viz animatic
Ann Disarms Kong: motion-capture/animation comparison
Kong Capture: motion-capture/animation comparison
Kong In New York: motion-capture/animation comparison
DVD credits
DVD-Rom features: 1996 and 2005 scripts

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Peter Jackson

Written By:

Naomi Watts
Jack Black
Adrien Brody
Thomas Kretschmann
Colin Hanks
Andy Serkis
Evan Parke
Jamie Bell

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