This is supposed to be the very first commentary ever on a Criterion laser disc. I've never owned a LD player but would like to listen to this commentary. Has it been published since the original laser disc?
The Haver commentary was never carried over to any releases after the Criterion laser disc. I have an archival copy of that commentary. If interested, PM me.I can't answer your question, but I did want to comment that he also did a fantastic commentary for Criterion's laserdisc release of Singin' in the Rain which has never been duplicated on subsequent Warner DVDs or Blu-rays of the movie. It is FAR superior for a film buff than the commentary presently on that commercial Blu-ray release, so I suspect the same is true of his King Kong commentary.
I did once hear Haver's Singin' in the Rain commentary on the alternate audio channel during a TCM broadcast instead of the audio descriptive track they now use.