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What's next for King Kong (2005) on DVD?


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Frank@N

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Posted June 18 2006 - 04:12 AM

I saw the film in theaters (rare for me), so I didn't have a burning desire to purchase any of the products that have been put out so far (1-disc, 2-disc, PDs).

Will there be a unifying multi-disc SD Kong product (to rule them all)?

Or will all this content be condensed into a 2-disc HD-DVD/Blu-Ray next?

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Chris*W

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Posted June 18 2006 - 05:04 AM

I heard news that there was going to be a 4-Disc SE later this year (I think it was from thedigitalbits.com), which is what I'm holding out for. That was a few months ago, and I've yet to hear any new updates...

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted June 18 2006 - 05:35 AM

Although Peter Jackson is quoted as saying that the production diaries and post production diaries (from the two disc set) are NOT going to be on the mega set. So if you want to get all the features, you'll have to pick up those releases in addition to the big set.

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Almir

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Posted June 18 2006 - 06:40 AM

I also heard about 4 DVD SE Set with extended cut of the movie. Now question is, do we really need extended cut of the movie that is originally long enough. Would it really make some difference?

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted June 18 2006 - 07:16 AM

Depends. I much prefer the EEs of the LORD OF THE RINGS films and am definitely interested in an extended KONG. Who knows; with more footage, the film may play less choppily than it does, and thus "feel" shorter. I haven't bought the current version.

#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted June 18 2006 - 07:20 AM

There will probably be a HD-DVD release of the theatrical version of the movie within the next 60 days.

I wouldn't expect the Extended Edition of the movie to be officially announced until after that.
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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   James Ryfun

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Posted June 18 2006 - 08:15 AM

An Extended Edition is expected, along with a PJ commentary, but nothing's been announced thusfar.

From an interview with Peter Jackson:
(http://dvd.ign.com/a...8/698642p1.html)

Interviewer: "Do you have plans to cut them (scenes cut from the theatrical release) back in for a longer director's cut?"

Jackson: I hope so, yeah. That's pretty much Universal's decision, but I'm hoping at some point we'll get a chance to actually have a longer version of Kong because there's certainly a lot of very good stuff; there's a lot of dinosaur action, there's more dinosaur sequences, and as you saw, there's the journey across the swamp. There's a couple of sequences between Ann and Kong that we trimmed out. There's actually some nice scenes that, well, that's one of the beauties with DVD is that often you do get a chance with extended cuts to finally complete those scenes and finish them. But that's a decision that's very much in Universal's hands and they haven't made that decision yet."

#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Joseph Goodman

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Posted June 18 2006 - 08:45 AM

Wouldn't it be a nice touch to bring Howard Shore back for any extended cut? (That's a rhetorical question, no answer needed!)

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Frank@N

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Posted June 19 2006 - 03:40 AM

As far as future releases go, I don't feel the movie needs to be longer and clapped with glee in the theater as minor characters were killed because I hoped this would speed the movie along.

I guess my dream set would be a 4-disc, with one disc for the movie and three for all the extras released so far.

The equivalent HD set would probably be a 2-disc (although I don't have a player, this would be something to look forward to).

I can't imagine why they wouldn't reuse the existing extras since the structure of production diaries begs to be unified into one product.

If none of this comes to pass, I'll wait for a used copy of the Production Diaries and then find a bit of room in the box for the 2-disc set. End of story.

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted June 19 2006 - 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank@N
As far as future releases go, I don't feel the movie needs to be longer and clapped with glee in the theater as minor characters were killed because I hoped this would speed the movie along

lol I find that hysterical, but you must realize that you're bordering on thread crapping to some. But since you're doing it, I might as well too. I can just see the advertisements for an extended edition now: "King Kong, now with 25% more 'meaningful glances' (between Ann Darow and King Kong, of course)" Posted Image
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted June 19 2006 - 06:42 AM

The only question I would have is why would you care if there was no discs or ten discs of extras if you didn't like the movie?

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Posted June 19 2006 - 09:15 AM

It is all about extra stuff man. Posted Image

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Frank@N

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Posted June 19 2006 - 12:48 PM

My comments regarding some of the weaker supporting characters do not indicate that I disliked the movie outright.

I simply said (as many others have) that I wasn't waiting for a longer version.

In many ways, the TC seemed like an EE to me.

I would, however, like all the production diaries (pre and post) in one place.

I've yet to see any extras for Kong, so I'll probably warm more to the movie later.

I did get a chance to view the Kong (1933) extras, which I thought were excellent.

#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted June 21 2006 - 05:44 AM

While I liked the movie and own the DVD, I can't imagine buying this for a LONGER version. I would happily snap up a shorter, Jamie Bell-free version, though, trimmed of all the useless subplots in the first 2/3s that go absolutely nowhere.
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#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Elijah Sullivan

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Posted June 21 2006 - 11:05 AM

Yeah, I'd like to see a shorter version of the film released next... no offense to PJ or anyone who liked the film... I'm kindof hoping that some future version pops up (for television, maybe) that brings the film down to about 2:20. That's about the point where I started getting lazy-eye from all the redundancies.

An extended DVD I would rent to watch the features, but I don't want to watch an extended Kong movie.

Sorry.

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Posted June 21 2006 - 11:32 PM

The more the merrier I say. I couldn't get enough of Kong. Give me a 6 hour cut and I would be thrilled!Posted Image
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Posted August 14 2006 - 02:18 PM

What is going to be on the extended cut and how much longer is it? anyone know.
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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted August 14 2006 - 02:40 PM

It runs 13 minutes longer but there is also another 40 minutes of deleted scenes on the set.

There's more info starting at Post 25:
http://www.hometheat....ight=King Kong

and a breakdown of the discs at Post 29:
http://www.hometheat....3&postcount=29