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Not sure if this was mentioned already in this thread or not but I just discovered this will include the TV cut which might push some to purchase this disc.
 

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I always loved the original poster art. My older sister took me to see this at our local "dollar" show when I was five. I can still vaguely recall those Kong images on the big screen which were impressive at that time and my age. For the Studio Canal 4K overseas release, it was color graded by the dreaded L'Immagine Ritrovata. This company, in my opinion, has no business color grading anything with their teal/yellow perversion of practically every classic film. I hope Paramount has their own color grade for the U.S. release.
 
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For the Studio Canal 4K overseas release, it was color graded by the dreaded L'Immagine Ritrovata. This company, in my opinion, has no business color grading anything with their teal/yellow perversion of practically every classic film. I hope Paramount has their own color grade for the U.S. release.
I’d imagine the Paramount disc will look the same as the 4K digital version, which looks great to me. The colours look natural - no teal or yellow tint - and there’s no excessive DNR.
 

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I always loved the original poster art.
When the movie was first announced they gave away posters and my brother brought home a copy. It was an EVENT MOVIE! I loved the poster so much I framed it and hung it up in my bedroom. I then went to the World Trade Center to watch them film the closing scenes. When it came out the picture itself was such a disappointment that I replaced my framed copy with one from The Day of the Locust.
 

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When the movie was first announced they gave away posters and my brother brought home a copy. It was an EVENT MOVIE! I loved the poster so much I framed it and hung it up in my bedroom. I then went to the World Trade Center to watch them film the closing scenes. When it came out the picture itself was such a disappointment that I replaced my framed copy with one from The Day of the Locust.
I got illustrated drink cups
 

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He's stands on top of one of the towers, a 55ft, a thousand something-odd pound Gorilla against a skyscraper, how did it not collapse from his weight?

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just because I kind of work with these things on a daily basis.....

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not exactly light machines, and stress caused by lifting and movement, is dristributed, the kangaroo cranes used were from my reserch; rated at about 50 tons, so 100,000 lbs, which means it would have to have enough counterweight to make the lift. Don"t think Kong would have bee an issue, LOL.
 

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I first saw this on TV. Was terrified when Lange first encounters Kong. Recall the rest of it being somewhat uneventful until the finale.

In the original poster art, what is Kong clutching in his right hand? I would guess an aircraft, but it looks totally different from the jet fighter flying past.
 

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This was the first "big event" movie of my childhood. I had the trading cards, the Ideal game etc. And today I think the movie holds up much better than Jackson's. The authentic location cinematography of Hawaii and New York, a willingness to do a fresh take on the story while remaining respectful (as opposed to Jackson's "Hey watch me redo the original, bigger and better!"), John Barry's score. Yes, it has its flaws and I certainly don't rate it better than the 1933 original but it stands alone on its own merits.
 

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I got illustrated drink cups
I had the poster as well. At the time, my only disappointments were 1) they didn’t use animation 2) there was only the snake and no dinosaurs. Dino did want to hire David Allen for doing some stop motion animation for dinosaurs but Allen signed with the Universal film (which got cancelled). Because Kong was going to be a man in a suit (and 15 seconds of an underperforming animatronic), Allen wasn’t interested either.
 

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