Shout Factory will be releasing director John Guillermin’s King Kong (1976) on a collector’s edition Blu-ray. Release date: May 11, 2021.
The Petrox company’s search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man – KING KONG! The timeless story of a beauty (Jessica Lange, making her feature-film debut) and a beast comes to the screen in this ambitious production from Dino De Laurentiis. Charles Grodin is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast to his fullest. And Jeff Bridges is the desperate hero, Jack Prescott, who attempts to wrest the beautiful heroine from King Kong’s grasp. New York City trembles with each echoing footstep of the towering ape set loose in the streets!
This release will be a two-disc set that will feature the original theatrical feature film as well as the extended TV version.
Faithful in substantial degree not only to the letter but also the spirit of the 1933 classic for RKO, this $22 million-plus version neatly balances superb special effects with solid dramatic credibility.Variety
Release date: May 11, 2021
Genre: Adventure / Horror
|Cast||Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange|
|Discs||2 Blu-ray Discs|
|Run Time||136 / 182 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 2.35:1|