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Hawaii to Indonesia is 6,260 miles, Skipper and Gilligan would have had to gotten really lost in that storm for that to happen.
Here's my pitch: The Professor is working on a teleportation device he built out of coconuts and palm fronds, in yet another attempt to escape the island, when it malfunctions and transports the castaways to Kong's Island. Hilarity ensues.
 

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Given what happened to the Twin Towers in real life I am sure Paramount just decided to crop and zoom in the original image to hide the World Trade Center and the plane. They also reversed the image and changed the background. They could have commissioned a new poster, but probably due to cost, used what they had.

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I felt so deceived as a kid when I saw the movie and realized Kong wasn't anywhere close to big enough to stand on both towers at the same time!

Is it too late to file a class action lawsuit? :D
 

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The hype surrounding this film before its release in ‘76 was astounding. It was everywhere. Especially if you lived in the NYC area like I did. As a 13 year old I couldn’t wait to see it. And I wasn’t disappointed.

It’s been much maligned (unfairly imo) but I think time has been kind to this film and its reputation.
 

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Yeesh! This would have been an improvement:

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Also, why not show the WTC on the cover? Without the hint, I'm only gonna become ultra-offended when I get the to the actual scene in the movie!
 

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The hype surrounding this film before its release in ‘76 was astounding. It was everywhere. Especially if you lived in the NYC area like I did. As a 13 year old I couldn’t wait to see it. And I wasn’t disappointed.

It’s been much maligned (unfairly imo) but I think time has been kind to this film and its reputation.
Yep I was living in Manhattan at the time and I couldn't wait to see this. I remember going to a revival of the original King Kong not too long before this came out. My dad is somewhere in the crowd at the end.
 

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Given what happened to the Twin Towers in real life I am sure Paramount just decided to crop and zoom in the original image to hide the World Trade Center and the plane. They also reversed the image and changed the background. They could have commissioned a new poster, but probably due to cost, used what they had.

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There's more production art at their disposal than just the theatrical poster if they didn't want to include the WTC. No need to commission anything new. But even if the poster WAS their only source of material, practically anything would have been better than the cover Ron posted. It's an absolute hack job.
 

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There's more production art at their disposal than just the theatrical poster if they didn't want to include the WTC. No need to commission anything new. But even if the poster WAS their only source of material, practically anything would have been better than the cover Ron posted. It's an absolute hack job.
Here's the art work for the various release over the years

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Shout Factory Blu-ray 2021

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Hawaii to Indonesia is 6,260 miles, Skipper and Gilligan would have had to gotten really lost in that storm for that to happen.
Baby Yoda ... baby Kong ...
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Why not ;) After all Lovey Howell had three suitcases full of future-fashionable clothes for Everybody to together "A THREE HOUR TOUR ..."A THREE HOUR TOUR ...":D...
 

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I got used to the towers being in the poster so I am just a little disappointed that they where cut out of the artwork for the new release.
 

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I will most likely buy this release as I do not yet have this in my library. Unless we find out that the transfer is bad but as long as it is good I will most likely buy it.
 

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While Kong is sure to be considerably heavy, his weight is not likely to be a significant enough burden on the tower than the tower's own weight already is. I wouldn't think it would be a "straw that broke the camel's back" situation.

But bottom line, it's a film about an impossibly large gorilla, so the question of how the tower can handle Kong's weight is meaningless. As the saying goes, "Because aside from that, everything in the movie is completely realistic..."

Who the heck cares? Lol. That member's comments apparently riled you up for some bizarre reason - I'm sure he's just making conversation. Let it go.

It feels like I've purchased this on physical media a dozen times in the past 2 years. I currently have the StudioCanal release so I'm good. Gotta say I really enjoyed revisiting the film. Hadn't seen it since I was a kid on broadcast TV. I want to sit and experience the 3 hour cut without interruptions one Saturday afternoon.
 

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Other than its score, I have always found it awful, on every conceivable level. Probably the most disappointed I ever was in a film. All these years after the great original, and we get a man in a monkey suit?! I did extra work on the film, and that was pretty awful, as well. I couldn't have been more excited to see it, when it was released, and all of us who went that evening just hated it. Still, I actually purchased the Blu-ray and re-watched it, not that long ago. It's still fairly awful, but time has lessened the disappointment. Jessica Lange remains horrendous in it, imo. I won't be purchasing a 4K.
 

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The hype surrounding this film before its release in ‘76 was astounding. It was everywhere. Especially if you lived in the NYC area like I did. As a 13 year old I couldn’t wait to see it. And I wasn’t disappointed.

It’s been much maligned (unfairly imo) but I think time has been kind to this film and its reputation.

I was a few years younger than you in 1976 and massively excited to see the movie.

My reaction? I don't really remember.

I think I liked it but didn't love it like I'd hoped.

But I did have merch: lunchbox, notebooks. I think I liked the idea of the movie and the character more than the movie itself.

Haven't seen the 1976 "Kong" since the 2005 reissue DVD.

Thought it was watchable but mediocre at best.

Will likely get this new release and reassess.
 

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