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The special features are pretty cool, particularly the way they are embedded into the main feature and are accessed by context-sensitive icons that can be switched on or off at will. I didn't notice much new in there, just a new way of watching them really, but it's great to see them again and really brill to see them so cleverly presented.
Oh, and you get both versions of the movie, the original theatre version and the special edition. Both look and sound utterly remarkable.
But I was sooo wrong. I was absolutely blown away from start to finish. It is beautifully directed and shot and I love Jack Black in this film. Naomi Watts was perfect in her role, she has the doey eyed look of a female in distress down to a tee.
I know some people must be thinking "It's just another re-make" and I thought that at first but honestly, this is a moving, exciting and thrilling re-make. Most probably the best re-make I have ever seen. Three hours flew by and I wanted the film to go on....
Peter Jackson shows his strengths in this feature and I hope he carries on making pictures as truly wonderful as this.
Here in the UK we get a rather shabbily designed box set with two of the fun but practically unrelated 1960s TOHO produced man-in-a-gorilla-suit Kong movies from Japan and - horror of horrors - the colourised version of the original film. We also get a 12 year old documentary which first saw the light of day on the 80th anniversary VHS release.
Yup, bit of a raw deal...
The best King Kong version ever, where all the hidden and hinted topics of the original subject are given more space and the right visibilty, from the contrast between modernity and nature to the idea of contemporrary society as an industry of entertainment, where everything, even the most incredible expression of nature, and feelings themselves, are nothing but a tool in the hand of capitalism and submissive masses. And while unfolding the story and revealing those concepts, you can enjoy a true example of great cinema, full of scary scenes, sense of mystery, adventure, big feelings, love, enchantement and sense of wonder. It is maybe the closest Jackson's film to Spielberg approach: great cinema, great stories. Not a sign of Jackson losing his personality, but a sign of maturity, with less "weirdness" and more balance.
Also theres a featurette all about the homages to the original Kong movie which are present in the remake, did you know that Jackson owns props from the original film and dotted them about the set on his movie, watch the featurette and see what they are!
Personally I liked the new Kong film and think it got a quiet reception merely because it was, understandably, overshadowed still by the Lord Of The Rings films, its a most enjoyable romp and although theres not a great deal of footage added to this directors cut, the scenes that are added are really good and theres loads of additional scenes to watch in the extras which werent included in the directors cut, so basically this dvd has loads of extra footage...but Jackson decided to stick most in with the extras instead of pad the film out too much.
Its a very nice set and whilst I agree with another reviewers comments that the packaging isnt as nice as the Lord Of The RIngs special editions, the Disk contents are just as good and the box, inlays have lovely artwork..still head and shoulders above many special editions!
Kong is STILL King!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This the best of the king Kong movies, It's action packed, If you haven't got it yet? I would recommend it,Published 14 days ago by john
This is yet another remake of the original movie, but I still like it.Published 3 months ago by DK-BUYER
Pete Jackson's epic take on the tale of the big monkey; and he doesn't sell himself short. Jacksons use of CGI is used to perfection here, the dinosaurs were even more believable... Read morePublished 3 months ago by trigjosh