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Friday, October 28, 2005

Got a little more King Kong news today. In case you've missed it, King Kong officially clocks in at 3 hours, with a final budget of $207 million.

Anyway, the long-awaited new trailer is that much closer to hitting theatres. You'll be able to see it in front of the war drama Jarhead, coming out on November 4. And, if you miss it in front of Jarhead, the new Kong trailer will be given "priority placement" in front of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on November 18!

(Ooo, and at this point, I'd like to point out that rumour has it that the first-ever teaser for Superman Returns will also be in front of Goblet of Fire.)

And don't forget, the original, 1933 version of King Kong FINALLY comes out on DVD on November 22. It'll be a brand-new 2-disc special edition, featuring a painstakingly digitally restored print of the film. For your bonus materials, you get a 7-part documentary about the film (directed by Peter Jackson!), a documentary about Meriam C. Cooper (writer and director of the original Kong), and a running commentary involving special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, special effects guru Ken Ralston, and historical soudbites from the cast and crew.

Or, if you want to go the prestige route, you can get the "Collector's Edition." It's the above 2-disc special edition, only packaged in a collectable tin, with a reprint of the program you got when you saw Kong back in 1933, 5 postcards featurning King Kong movie posters from over the years, and a mail-away offer for a reprint of the orignal King Kong movie poster!

And, also coming out on November 22 is the oft-forgotten 1976 version of King Kong. that's just a movie-only disc.

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