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War of the Worlds/King Kong DVD news

Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:35 pm

The 1953 original classic will street on 11/1.

The 1976 remake will street on 11/22.


Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:55 pm

I love both of these movies........I have the original King Kong on VHS (Kong roars when you push his chest on the slip cover :lol: ). I hope they get this one out on DVD as well. But only if the big ape's chest still roars......Tom, you know how we like our extras on our DVDs :lol:

Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:30 am

Tom -

King Kong - that Jessica Lange !

I would have then, and I still would now !

Never sure how to pronounce her surname, though.

Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:23 am


It's Lang, as if without the silent "e".


I am surprised a special edition of the original 1933 isn't on the cards. I know it is already out on DVD - I have it - but maybe a 2 disc set including the "sequel" The Son of Kong and some new documentaries covering the groundbreaking special effects and scoring by Max Steiner might be in order.

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:40 pm

The King Kong-Special Edition DVD is currently in production and is rumored to be set for a December release. No official word, though.


***UPDATE*** Look for the original King Kong on DVD on November 22nd!!! See the "King Kong (1933) on DVD!!!" thread for more info.