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Aro Recommended King Kong


New Zealand / USA 2005, 187 minutes
Dir. Peter Jackson
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Action/Adventure, Horror / Fantasy, Adventure

Topics: Period 1930s.


Aroview: Peter Jackson's colossal remake lavishes one of the cinema's greatest legends in 21st century technology and ratchets up the emotional stakes to satisfying, if not quite iconic, effect.

Apart from Kong himself, as a living-breathing-thinking fantasy creation, audience's remain divided on just what are the highlights, but for us it's the sustained tension of arriving at Skull Island, and a terrific cast, led by a luminous Naomi Watts who importantly holds her own against the oversized main attraction. That it's a labour of love for the director is evident in the astounding details throughout, even if at times the monster production threatens to topple under its own towering bulk.

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DVD Features

3-disc 'Deluxe Extended Edition' includes 13 additional minutes to the film, a commentary by Peter Jackson, 40 minutes of deleted scenes + other extras.

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • 2-disc set

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