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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The original is still the best Kong!

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    WonderLar
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    What makes the original so great is that it is, plain-and-simply put - a Monster Movie. Kong is not a sympathetic character! He is a beast (in the classic sense of the word). All subsequent films from the 1960's forward have gotten it wrong by interjecting political commentary into the original tight story-telling. This usually takes the form of extreme environmental messaging within the film, such as: humanity is evil / western civilization is the enemy of nature / all nature is good / capitalism is inherently bad / etc. Thankfully, none of this nonsense is present in the original King Kong. Most of the human characters in this movie are: noble, brave, and self-sacrificing. Nature (and Kong) are realistically depicted as wild and potentially very dangerous. It is a fast-paced survival, adventure movie (oh, yeah) with Giant Monsters! That is why it is so great. P.S. The restoration looks fantastic on blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning version of a classic.

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    jobiwan
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    This is a must own if you are a fan of this classic movie, believe me. Having seen this movie for decades on formats ranging from t.v. rebroadcasts (b/w and colorized) to videodisc versions from the early 80's and vhs copies, I have to say I was absolutely stunned at what I saw when I played this blu-ray. Gone were all the pops and crackling on the soundtrack that I had grown up with and remembered on all other versions. It was like seeing a whole new movie. The picture quality also will probably never look any better than it does here. For this reason alone, this is a must own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Classic for any film fan....

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    MikeDe
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    If you're interested in early American creature feature films..Look no further. I don't have time to explain plot or AV specifics, just trust me, for a movie that came out in 1933 it looks & sounds as good as it possibly get! My only complaint is that they could have made a couple of new updated featurettes or new Commentary considering most of the extras are from previous releases, but the extras that are present are still amazing & insightful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The lost spider scene!

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    MoviePassMan
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    It's the original King Kong movie, Classic! But I got my $7.99 worth just by watching the lost spider scene that was cut from the original movie, but Peter Jackson and his crew recreated as close as possible to the original screen play and creating new models to make the stop-motion effects and edit back together with original footage! I'm not talking about the scene fro the new movie, they actually shot a sequence to match the original movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An all-time classic with great presentation!

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    Nick
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    I don't think I have to defend the merits of this movie, so we'll skip all that and go right to the special features, which are fantastic. I'm not sure how much more anyone could need to know about this movie after splurging on the extras, and I give major props to Peter Jackson and his team for their contributions, even though I kind of abhorred their remake . . . but that's another story entirely. Oh, and the movie looks and sounds better than ever. If you're a fan, buy this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The King Is Back!

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    BrightEyes13
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    I've never seen the original King Kong but I saw that it was going to be at Best Buy with movie cash to see Kong: Skull Island. I was definitely going to see that movie, so $7.50 for a movie and a free movie ticket was a no-brainer. Bought the blu ray, redeemed the ticket, saw Skull Island. Went home and watched King Kong and loved it! Can't believe I waited this long to see this beloved classic. Totally worth the value.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie and a Great Price - Original King Kong

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    wallygator
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    I ordered the 1933 King Kong online and selected in store pickup. Almost immediately I received an e-mail it was ready for pickup. The store personel were friendly and I got my product quickly. The movie was great. The bonus of $8 in movie money to see the current king kong movie was an excellent added incentive. The movie itself was a great print.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Original!!!

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    heyjude
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    I finally found the original King Kong on BluRay. I remember as a kid growing up in the 60's watching it on tv & how it thrilled us. As an adult it funny to see "how fake or phony" it looks but it s a true classical still! If you're like me and remember watching it as a kid I would buy to relive your youth.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kong still King!

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    BDTrooper
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    What can you say about King Kong other than it's the greatest monster movie of all time. This blu-ray release is loaded with extras and is the best presentation of this classic film you'll see. That a film from 1933 holds up so well today, including its groundbreaking f/x, is a testament to how great it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE ULTIMATE ESCAPIST PICTURE

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    moviehulk

    ****/**** King Kong is the ultimate experience in experiencing escapism.The goal of escapist films are to utterly engage the viewer to the movie, and in that aspect King Kong excells.This movie features wonderful stop motion animation by the great Willis O'brien.Everything in this picture flourishes.An absolute must see classic film.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Blu-ray Remake!

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    HPGREAT
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    If it wasn't for the Blu-ray remake, I doubt if this movie would have been as good as it is. It's copyrighted 1933 so you know it should be very fuzzy or grainy now. But the Blu-ray really fixes it up and makes it look almost like a new black and white.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    Jam55
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    This is the best version of this film. A must own for classic movie buffs. Includes the uncut version of the film that was to violent and graphic for audiences when it came out. The special features are an a.azing perk too.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    King Kong

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    Palemonkey
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    Saw this on sale several weeks ago and seriously regretted not picking it up, so was seriously grateful when the staff was able to locate the one remaining copy. Original Kong, on bluray, with tons of special features; what's not to love?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Greatness

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    comicbookkid
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    King Kong is an awesome movie. Fay Wray is beautiful and the set designs are as well. Enjoyed this very much, so worth buying on blu-ray for the clarity. I'm also a huge fan of stop motion and for 1933 this movie is spectacular.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great print. as complete as they come.

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    fredalpha
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    I wanted the best, most complete print of this" must have" for my collection To date, this is it No need to say anything about this classic film. Probably, everyone who reads these reviews has watched movie at least a dozen times..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1951 King Kong blu Ray digibook

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    Matthew
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    A black and white original classic that was one of my grandfathers favorite films, now it's mine to carry on through my life. What a deal to get this great classic film in this format with a booklet at such a great price

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic After 80 years

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    TavanDad
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    King Kong has come and gone over the past 80 years but the original will always be the best and this Blu Ray shows off the best quality... If you don't own this, definitely need to go out and buy it right now

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best films ever made

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    theWolfofWalMart
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    This has one of the most iconic characters to hit the big screen, but he's also involved in one of the most tragic stories ever told. Not only is this a great dramatic film, but it's also a groundbreaking one for special effects.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a classic alright

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    Arnold
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    The extra features give you a great look at the making of the movie and puts the accomplishments of the film into a context that will make you appreciate every ounce of energy that went into making the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Classic Kong

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    bigbaddave777
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    One of those classic films from the early days of horror movies, who doesn't like the original King Kong? For the time it was made it was a pretty good looking movie and too this day its a fun watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend