Disc News: King Kong (1933) Announced for Blu-ray

King Kong is more than just the eighth wonder of the world; it’s also one of the greatest movies of all time. Now the hairy behemoth is the getting the high-definition treatment. On September 28, Warner Home Video will release the classic action-adventure in a Blu-ray DigiBook edition. The feature will include all the scenes cut from the re-releases, presenting the 1933 version in its entirety.

Special features are set to include a 32-page booklet, featuring photography and trivia, has been edited by film historian Rudy Behlmer; trailers; the 2005 TCM documentary “I’m Kong: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper”; Commentary from legendary creature creator Ray Harryhausen and visual effects artist Ken Ralston (with archival sound bites from Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray); and “The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World” (7-part documentary).

The suggested list price is $34.99.

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