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The Resource King Kong, Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson

King Kong, Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson

Label
King Kong
Title
King Kong
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • In the 1930s, a down-on-her-luck actress accompanies an over-ambitious filmmaker on an expedition to a remote island. There they encounter a terrifying giant ape who forms an attachment to the beautiful actress. Hoping to win fame and fortune, the filmmaker brings the ape back to New York City for public exhibition, with catastrophic results
  • Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; art directors, Simon Bright, Dan Hennah ; film editor, Jamie Selkirk ; music by, James Newton Howard ; original score, Max Steiner ; costume designer, Terry Ryan ; production designer, Grant Major ; visual effects supervisors, Scott E. Anderson, Joe Letteri, George Murphy, Ben Snow, Marc Varisco
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images
Language note
English dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.A3
LC item number
K564 2006
PerformerNote
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell
Runtime
188
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
King Kong, Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
  • Dual layer format. Anamorphic widescreen; aspect ratios: 2.35:1 (disc 1) and 1.78:1 (disc 2)
  • Special features: Disc 1: The Volkswagen Toureg & King Kong; "Wish you were here" film trailer ; Disc 2: Special introduction by Peter Jackson; post-production diaries: director Peter Jackson reveales virtually every aspect of post-production with nearly three hours of exclusive behind the scenes footage; "Kong's New York, 1933" - explores vaudeville, the skyscraper boom, the construction of the Empire State building and more; "Skull Island: a natural history": travel to treacherous Skull Island with Peter Jackson and his crew
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Second-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (188 min.)
Isbn
9781417079711
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192994524
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
29945
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64282425
  • (Sirsi) u1033686
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 (disc 1) and 2.0 (disc 2)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
King Kong, Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
  • Dual layer format. Anamorphic widescreen; aspect ratios: 2.35:1 (disc 1) and 1.78:1 (disc 2)
  • Special features: Disc 1: The Volkswagen Toureg & King Kong; "Wish you were here" film trailer ; Disc 2: Special introduction by Peter Jackson; post-production diaries: director Peter Jackson reveales virtually every aspect of post-production with nearly three hours of exclusive behind the scenes footage; "Kong's New York, 1933" - explores vaudeville, the skyscraper boom, the construction of the Empire State building and more; "Skull Island: a natural history": travel to treacherous Skull Island with Peter Jackson and his crew
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Second-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (188 min.)
Isbn
9781417079711
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192994524
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
29945
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64282425
  • (Sirsi) u1033686
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 (disc 1) and 2.0 (disc 2)
Video recording format
DVD

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