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Old 11-11-2008, 12:22 PM
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King Kong Climbing onto Blu-ray in January

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 20.

King Kong became a poster child for HD DVDs campaign when it was packaged with Microsoft's HD DVD add-on drive for Xbox 360.

On Blu-ray, King Kong will receive a few upgrades starting with 5.1 DTS-HD Master replacing 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus. Video will be framed at 2.35:1 in 1080p and likely will be an identical transfer as seen on HD DVD, at least for the theatrical cut.

The Blu-ray version of King Kong will not only include the theatrical cut but also the extended edition which was not on HD DVD. Supplemental features will be broken between the two version as follows.


Original Version
U Control: The Art Galleries
My Scenes
BD Live Features: My Scenes Sharing
Extended Version
Control: Picture in Picture
U Control: The Art Galleries
My Scenes
BD Live Features: My Scenes Sharing
Feature Commentary with Writer / Director Peter Jackson and with Co-Writer / Producer Philipa Boyen
King Kong on Blu-ray will retail for $29.98. Check back regularly for high resolution cover art and Amazon.com pre-order information.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:28 PM
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Great news...... and here I was going to buy the HD DVD for $10...... glad I didn't - this sounds like a much better release.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:38 PM
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Cool news indeed. The original 1933 version is coming to blu-ray next year as well. I hope we see the 1976 version soon, too!
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:41 PM
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Excellent!
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Great! Will have to replace my HD DVD version for the features alone.
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I would have liked to see the WONDERFUL doc that was on the St DVD edition of the King Kong. But regardless, great release.
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Great! Will have to replace my HD DVD version for the features alone.
pretty much my thoughts. I realize this movie for most is love or hate... for me it's definitely love. sounds like a solid upgrade for my essentially free HD-DVD (bought the 360 player).
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This was the first hd dvd i got (free with 360 player) and i still have not watched it. I saw it at the theater and it looked amazing, Jack Black was great but i just didn't like it. People give it a rent before you buy.
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Nice, I'm glad I didn't buy the HD-DVD version. Now we get the extended cut and DTS-MA audio track on BD.
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One of the best looking discs in high-def, I can't wait to get my hands on the Blu-ray edition, the cover art should be great as well.
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