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King Kong

King Kong

Naomi Watts
Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
, Jack Black
Jack Black
, Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Peter Jackson


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One of the greatest adventure stories in Hollywood history gets a new interpretation in this action drama from Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson. In the early 1930s, Carl Denham (Jack Black) is a daring filmmaker and adventurer who has gained a reputation for his pictures documenting wildlife in remote and dangerous jungle lands; despite the objections of his backers, Denham plans to film his next project aboard an ocean vessel en route to Skull Island, an uncharted island he discovered on a rare map. Correctly assuming his cast and crew would be wary of such a journey, Denham has told them they're traveling to Singapore, but before they set sail, his leading lady drops out of the project. Needing a beautiful actress willing to take a risk, Denham finds Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), a beautiful but down-on-her-luck vaudeville performer, and offers her the role; cautious but eager to work, Darrow takes the role, and onboard the ship she strikes up a romance with Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody), a respected playwright hired by Denham to write the script for his latest epic. When Denham and company arrive on Skull Island, the natives react with savage violence, but they happen to be the least of their worries. Skull Island is a sanctuary for prehistoric life, and lording it over the dinosaurs and other giant beasts is Kong, a 25-foot-tall gorilla who can outfight any creature on Earth. The natives kidnap Darrow, giving her to Kong as an offering to appease the giant beast; Denham and his men set out to find her, with Driscoll bravely determined to save the woman he loves. Eventually, Driscoll finds Darrow and Denham outwits Kong, intending to take the giant ape back to New York for display. But Kong has bonded with Darrow, and his attraction to her proves to be his undoing. Andy Serkis, who provided the body movements for Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings pictures, performed similar duties on King Kong, studying gorillas so he could mimic their actions, which were then used as the basis for the special-effects crew's digital animation of the great ape.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2016
UPC: 0025192365256
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Sales rank: 9,978

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Naomi Watts Ann Darrow
Jack Black Carl Denham
Adrien Brody Jack Driscoll
Thomas Kretschmann Captain Englehorn
Colin Hanks Preston
Andy Serkis King Kong,Lumpy the Cook
Jamie Bell Jimmy
Evan Parke Hayes
Lobo Chan Choy
Kyle Chandler Bruce Baxter
John Sumner Herbert
Craig Hall Mike

Technical Credits
Peter Jackson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Miriam Barrard Set Decoration/Design
Joe Peter Bleakley Art Director
Jan Blenkin Producer
Philippa Boyens Co-producer,Screenwriter
Simon Bright Art Director
Victoria Burrows Casting
Christina Crawford Set Decoration/Design
Carolynne Cunningham Asst. Director,Producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
John Hubbard Casting
Dan Hubbard Casting
Brian Van't Hul Special Effects
Andrew Lesnie Cinematographer
Darryl Longstaffe Set Decoration/Design
Grant Major Production Designer
Eileen Moran Co-producer
Liz Mullane Casting
Jabez Olssen Editor
Hammond Peek Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Read Set Decoration/Design
Ann Robinson Casting
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Jamie Selkirk Editor
Richard Taylor Makeup Special Effects
Philip Thomas Set Decoration/Design
Ethan Van der Ryn Sound/Sound Designer
Fran Walsh Producer,Screenwriter
Weta Workshop Ltd. Makeup Special Effects
Annette Wullems Associate Producer

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