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King Kong (1933)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    What can I say other than this is a timeless classic. It is ahead of it's time "thanks to Willis O'Brien and Marcel Digado", and it has great actors "Fay Wray: The Queen of Scream, Bruce Cabot, Robert Armstrong",great music "Max Steiner", and two great men behind it "Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack". It is a great story of Beauty and the Beast, and of the dark side of civilization. This is a great film. Kong is King!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    King Kong, The 8th wonder of the world!

    This movie is truly THE ULTIMATE Classic! the effects are the best! and the actors are great. I admit it does get boring at the begining,But the movie gets even better when Kong takes up the screen. I personally think that King Kong is the Best thing about the movie. If you love gorillas, dinosaurs,action and adventure(not to mention romance!)then BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rama Kong!

    73 years after it first premiered, “King Kong” is still a blast to watch, a marvel of economy and narrative action. In terms of innovation, influence, and overall contribution to the genre, “Kong” deserves to be called the greatest monster movie ever made. This Turner DVD version is restored and digitally remastered from a British-distribution copy, and the film has never looked or sounded better. For the Kong aficionado, it’s a great holiday gift, jammed with second-disk goodies, including “RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, The Eighth Wonder of the World”, and “Creation” test footage with commentary by Ray Harryhausen, Dynarama inventor and protégé of Willis O’Brien, Kong’s creator. It’s all good, but best of all is “Kong” 2005 remake director Peter Jackson’s stop-motion re-creation of the Lost Spider Pit Sequence, a scene reportedly cut from the original film by producer Merian C. Cooper before release. A 1933 screening audience could not get over the horror of huge spiders and insectoids devouring hapless sailors who survived the fall after being shaken off that huge log by Kong. Cooper later wrote that the scene “stopped” the progress of the film, and he may have burned the spider pit sequence himself to insure it could never be used. Whatever happened to it, this discarded sequence has remained an enduring mystery and is probably the most famous “un-scene” in the history of monster cinema. Jackson is a hard-core Kong fan, and in fact owns some of the stop-motion armatures and puppets used in the original film. While in production of this year’s remake, he turned his Weta special effects crew loose on redoing the Spider Pit scene, using what few clues and script hints were available, in authentic stop-motion action. The result is a fascinating and seamless, if not quite horrifying, labor of love that is worth the price of the DVD by itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2005

    The greatest film ever!

    The title is:unique, a propos,and unforgettable. The technical achievements... a marvel,even for today. And most of all..the beauteous Fay Wray , the most superlative casting event of all time. Even the musical score befits this colossal film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    8th Wonder of the World!

    This is one of the great movies classics that is a must have for every fan of the genre. For the time, the story, settings and the special effects makes this film a masterpeice of the American cinema. Although the effects are a bit outdated today, the film still holds up and the scene where the giant ape ascends the Empire State Building is one of the great images that will be burned into my mind forever. Packed with action, King Kong is one of the greatest films ever to be made.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2002

    Seven Star Movie

    By far the greatest movie of all time.The story,the cast,the setting...and the creature...not the computer generated,acceptable image,but a 'real'prehistoric ape.The movements,and the 'over the top' temper tantrums.This is the real thing...the way you would find this on an unknown island...the only movie to get seven stars in my book*******

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2001

    A timeless classic!

    This is the classic film that stars beautiful Fay Wray as Ann Darrow (the beauty) that's kidnapped by King Kong (the beast). Film is famous for the now legendary Empire State building scene. This is a great action/adventure film that also stars Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. The effects may seem dated, but by 1933 standards they were very cutting-edge and innovative. Be sure to see this film!

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