'King Kong vs. Godzilla' and 'King Kong Escapes' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Feb 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST by

Two 1960s films from Ishirô Honda will drive Blu-ray bananas this April!

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal is working on 'King Kong vs. Godzilla' for Blu-ray on April 1.

When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a remote tropical island to steal King Kong for advertising purposes, they get more than they bargained for when the gigantic ape attacks an unsuspecting village and an enormous octopus. Meanwhile, far below the sea, a submarine crew unleashes reptilian terror when they melt a block of ice and release the ferocious Godzilla from his icy lair. When both destructive monsters descend on Tokyo, it's a fight that holds the future of mankind in the balance in this knock-out film that was the first theatrical release to bring its larger-than-life contenders to the big screen in glorious color.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, a lossless 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements have yet to be revealed.

The director's 'King Kong Escapes' will also be available on Blu-ray on the same date.

King Kong, having fallen in love with the beautiful Lt. Susan Watson (Linda Miller), is kidnapped from his Mondo Island home by the evil Dr. Hu (Eisei Amamoto) to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot, MechaKong, is unable to complete the task. Soon, though, the machine and the real Kong engage in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements have yet to be revealed.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'King Kong vs. Godzilla' and 'King Kong Escapes' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under April 1.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (Blu-ray)
King Kong Escapes! (Blu-ray)
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