'King Kong (1933)' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jun 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM PDT by

The black and white epic classic is being restored for a Blu-ray digibook release this September.

Warner Brothers has confirmed 'King Kong (1933)' starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot is coming to Blu-ray on September 28.

In this very special Blu-ray release, the newly remastered film is presented in its 1933 entirety and includes scenes that were originally considered too shocking for the 1938-1956 re-releases. With equal parts adventure, horror, and old-fashioned romance, King Kong is a milestone of movie-making that has endured for more than seven decades. Named as one of the “100 Best Films of All Time” by Time Magazine, King Kong premiered in New York City in 1933. The film was an instant success, breaking box-office records to become one of the top moneymakers of the 1930s.

King Kong’s state-of-the-art visual effects, entertaining story and touching conclusion captivated audiences and started a worldwide love affair with the giant ape. The film has also been included in seven of the American Film Institute’s Top 100 lists, including the “100 Years...100 Movies” list.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but the release will be a 32-page digibook and supplements will include: Commentary by creature creator Ray Harryhausen and visual effects artist Ken Ralston, with archival sound bites from Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray; I'm Kong: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 TCM documentary); The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World (7-part documentary); and Trailers.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'King Kong (1933)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 28.

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King Kong (1933) (Blu-ray)
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