The Resource King Kong, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; story, Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; writers, James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose ; directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, (videorecording)

King Kong, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; story, Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; writers, James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose ; directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, (videorecording)

Label
King Kong
Title
King Kong
Statement of responsibility
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; story, Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; writers, James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose ; directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Carl Denham is a filmmaker and entrepreneur who leads an expedition to Skull Island. The island is a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong", and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship, investigate the strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. Ann finds herself captured by the natives and is to become the bride of the mysterious "Kong." The ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of "Kong". Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York
Cataloging source
LVL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Eddie Linden, J.O. Taylor, Vernon Walker ; art directors, Carroll Clark, Al Herman ; editor, Ted Cheesman ; music, Max Steiner
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, subtitles in English, French or Spanish (feature only); closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Jan Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, James Flavin
Runtime
104
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
King Kong, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; story, Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; writers, James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose ; directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, (videorecording)
Label
King Kong, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; story, Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; writers, James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose ; directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • CPL DVD#
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1933
  • Special features: Disc 1: Original 1933 film classic in glorious black and white, and special features: commentary by visual effects veterans Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston; interview excerpts of Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray; trailer gallery. Disc 2 Special features: I'm King Kong! The exploits of Merian C. Cooper profiles the original King Kong's guiding hand; new 7-part documentary RKO Productions 601; the making of Kong, eighth wonder of the world, original test footage with Ray Harryhausen commentary
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Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
not applicable
Control code
ocm62311266
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 104 min.)
Isbn
9780780650602
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
053939724127
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
T7241
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono; dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD

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