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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   JackKay

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Posted December 15 2004 - 07:01 PM

The way things are looking (from a speculative point of view, SPV) we will finally get the original King Kong (S.E. 2-disk?)on DVD just before Peter Jackson's version hits the Theaters. This is all well and good and suits me fine. And I speculate that Peter's version will be out on home video for the Holidays 2005. Do you think they may put together both movies in one package for the holidays? Or will they be both movies in HD DVD, or both formats (yeah probably). Wow, can you imagine getting both movies in High Def in less than a year?
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#2 of 10 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 15 2004 - 10:33 PM

Do you think they may put together both movies in one package for the holidays?

No, the Jackson film is being released by Universal while the 1933 film belongs to Warner.






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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted December 15 2004 - 11:01 PM


And I speculate that Peter's version will be out on home video for the Holidays 2005.

That'd be a neat trick if the theatrical release date I've been reading is correct - Dec 05

That would put Jackson's film on DVD in summer 06. Just speculation. Posted Image To make matters worse Warner could hold back the original to coincide with the DVD release of the remake.
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Tony Scello

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Posted December 16 2004 - 01:22 AM

I'm really hoping we finally get the original King Kong in 2005 to coincide with Peter Jackson's new version as long as the restoration/digital clean-up has been completed. Waiting until mid/late 2006 to coincide with the DVD release of Jackson's version, for marketing purposes only, would be further unneeded torture(I feel like we have been waiting forever for this release as it is Posted Image ). Does an all-time classic film like this really need some marketing tie-in strategy to move copies?
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted December 16 2004 - 02:48 AM

paramount pictures owns the rights to the 1976 version.

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 16 2004 - 03:03 AM

I'm assuming Warner will hedge their bets and make their DVD release coincide with the theatrical release of Universal's version: if Jackson's tanks, the DVD release of it won't generate as much excitement over the original on DVD. But there will be guaranteed interest for the theatrical release. Plus it has the added benefit of making the original available for comparison and Warner may not be entirely above hoping that it makes the remake look bad (think the 1976 version).

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Eric Paddon

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Posted December 16 2004 - 03:58 AM

Since the new one is a Universal effort, wouldn't this be the ideal time for Universal to give us good widescreen releases of the two Japanese Kong films of the 60s that they still have US rights to, "King Kong vs. Godzilla" and "King Kong Escapes?"

#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Larry Fletcher

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Posted December 16 2004 - 08:45 AM

^^^Agreed.

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted December 16 2004 - 08:48 AM

I'd love to see KING KONG ESCAPES and KING KONG VS GODZILLA done by Universal.

And I really hope that Warner's SE of the 1933 KING KONG also contains SON OF KONG and maybe even MIGHTY JOE YOUNG.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Ryan Belfast

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Posted December 16 2004 - 12:17 PM

I would love to see a SE of Kong 76. I am aware that Paramount own the rights. But I have a feeling that they may be sneaky and relase a SE close to Jacksons theatrical relase.
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