-

Jump to content



Photo

Any news about "King Kong: SE"?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
6 replies to this topic

#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Viktor S

Viktor S

    Auditioning

  • 10 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 28 2001

Posted March 31 2003 - 02:00 AM

I read about a year ago that King Kong was about to get the same treatment as Citizen Kane. I beleive it is Warner Bros who owns the rights and they said that it would be released within that year (which I beleive was 2002) and also would be the final and optimal release.

And since this film is not yet released and that 2003 marks the 70th anniversary for it, I'd find it ignorant and silly not to take the oppurtunity to put it out this year. So, did anyone hear anything?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

Jason Seaver

    Lead Actor

  • 9,306 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted March 31 2003 - 02:16 AM

I seem to recall reading that WB had planned a release for King Kong this year, but that restoration and other prep work was taking longer than expected, quite possibly long enough to push it into 2004.

For what it's worth, I saw a new 35mm print a few weeks ago, and it looked very, very nice indeed.
Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
Transplanted Life: Sci-fi soap opera about a man placed in a new body, updated two or three times a week.
Trading Post Inn - Another gender-bending soap, with different collaborators writing different points of view.

"What? Since when was this an energy...

#3 of 7 ONLINE   Craig S

Craig S

    Producer

  • 5,508 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 04 2000
  • Real Name:Craig Seanor
  • LocationLeague City, Texas

Posted March 31 2003 - 02:18 AM

This was discussed extensively a couple of months ago. Basically, don't expect the King Kong SE this year. IIRC, the restoration work is taking longer than Warner initially envisioned. It's nothing to get discouraged about at all - although they'll miss the anniversary, they ARE working on it and they ARE taking the time to do it right.

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

Malcolm R

    Executive Producer

  • 11,604 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 08 2002
  • LocationVermont

Posted March 31 2003 - 02:28 AM

According to news in the "Movies" forum, they may hold it back until the new "Peter Jackson's King Kong" hits theaters in 2005.
The purpose of an education is to replace an empty mind with an open mind.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Kevin M

Kevin M

    Producer

  • 5,172 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 23 2000

Posted March 31 2003 - 05:10 AM

Say do you think they will include the original ending that was aired on SNL a few weeks ago? Posted Image

"That's one happy monkey."
-Kevin M.

There's a human tendency to resent anyone who disagrees with our pleasures.  The less mature interpret that as a personal attack on themselves.
- Roger Ebert
 

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

Ed St. Clair

    Producer

  • 3,320 posts
  • Join Date: May 07 2001

Posted March 31 2003 - 06:43 AM

Jason Seaver,
Where/why the "new" 35mm print of Kong?
Movies are: "The Greatest Artform".
HD should be for EVERYONE!

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

Jason Seaver

    Lead Actor

  • 9,306 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted March 31 2003 - 06:52 AM

It played at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge last weekend for a couple of days. I don't know how "new" the print was - it was advertised as a "New 35mm Print!", though not a restored one.

As to why, well, do you really need a reason? Posted Image It's the 70th anniversery and the guys at the Brattle managed to book a print. They're a great repatory theater, and part of their theme for March/April is "overlooked by Oscar".
Jay's Movie Blog - A movie-viewing diary.
Transplanted Life: Sci-fi soap opera about a man placed in a new body, updated two or three times a week.
Trading Post Inn - Another gender-bending soap, with different collaborators writing different points of view.

"What? Since when was this an energy...