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And scream Fay Wray does most famously in this monster classic, one of the greatest adventure films of all time, which even in an era of computer-generated wizardry remains a marvel of stop-motion animation. Robert Armstrong stars as famed adventurer Carl Denham, who is leading a "crazy voyage" to a mysterious, uncharted island to photograph "something monstrous ... neither beast nor man." Also aboard is waif Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and Bruce Cabot as big lug John Driscoll, the ship's first mate.
King Kong's first half-hour is steady going, with engagingly corny dialogue ("Some big, hard-boiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy") and ominous portent that sets the stage for the horror to come. Once our heroes reach Skull Island, the movie comes to roaring, chest-thumping, T. rex-slamming, snake-throttling, pterodactyl-tearing, native-stomping life. King Kong was ranked by the American Film Institute as among the 50 best films of the century. Kong making his last stand atop the Empire State Building is one of the movies' most indelible and iconic images. And this is the definitive video version: remastered from a pristine archival print, with previously censored scenes of Kong flossing with natives restored. Also restored is the curious scene in which Kong peels poor Fay's clothing like a banana and tickles her fancy. --Donald Liebenson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A true classic unlike some classics this movie is truely timeless and as a filmmaker the special feature and things were great. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Liam
A great show from a different time. Classic movie making, few films last this long. And those that do stand on their own. Timeless adventure.Published 13 months ago by sdmclean
The Bluray itself is everything I wanted and more. The condition of brand new case I ordered was not. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tyler
This is a movie that will never be topped. It's just as much a thrill to see as when I saw it fifty years ago.Published on Nov. 5 2010 by Freddie
The basic story is of Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), who makes those cute little animal pictures that are going out of style. Read morePublished on July 2 2006 by bernie
This is a classic movie that I enjoyed from the first few minutes. Although some consider it to be a mindless destroy-kill movie it is actually a very enjoyable love story with a... Read morePublished on Dec 19 2005 by RICK
The story is simple yet entertains throughout, from the discovery of the primitive tribe of Skull Island that worships Kong, to the kidnapping of beautiful Faye Wray, to the many... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2004 by Jonathon Allsopp