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King Kong [Import]
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July 2 1996
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Parcel Dimensions : 18.6 x 10.64 x 2.85 cm; 172.37 Grams
- Media Format : NTSC, Import
- Release date : July 2 1996
- Studio : Paramount
- ASIN : 6300216845
- Number of discs : 1
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Before John Hughes claimed the mantle of Hollywood's antichrist, that title was firmly held by producer Dino De Laurentiis, whose middle name may have been "hubris." He vowed that this remake of the 1933 horror classic would be a bigger hit than Jaws and that his Kong would be more sympathetic than the shark. But for all the money he spent on trying to make this monkey look real, the biggest special effect was making Jeff Bridges look like a monkey--and nearly destroying Jessica Lange's acting career before it started. The film was noteworthy mostly for how cheesy the ape looks, though this was one of the first films to be shot at the then-new World Trade Center. Even Charles Grodin, as the villainous promoter, can't get laughs in this idiotic film. --Marshall Fine
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Malgré les effets spéciaux époustouflants d'aujourd'hui, cette version reste impressionnante et de loin supérieur à ce qui se fait aujourd'hui si on compare avec les moyens de l'époque!
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Yeah, the ape looks dodgy in numerous places. Good performances. Charles Grodin is always good value in whatever I've seen him in, and he plays the likeable villain so well. Pretty snappy script, very un-PC in places, but it's 1976 and makes it better. Shot in Panavision, so it's a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. English DTS 2.0 soundtrack selectable (It's a German disc).