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Old 20-11-2005, 11:39   #181
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Sorry, don't know mate - never owned a Disney tin.
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Old 20-11-2005, 12:13   #182
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Looks really nice that tin I'm so glad i ordered it now
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Old 20-11-2005, 12:20   #183
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Id be interested in taking the regular 2 disc SE of KK off your hands.
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Old 20-11-2005, 13:28   #184
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Well received my collection of King Kong yesterday from Play USA and although it has 3 Amarays as mentioned earlier, King Kong itself is in a case marked two disc special edition, but inside there is room only for 1 disc and that is disc 2. Anyone else got this problem?
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Old 20-11-2005, 13:34   #185
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Well received my collection of King Kong yesterday from Play USA and although it has 3 Amarays as mentioned earlier, King Kong itself is in a case marked two disc special edition, but inside there is room only for 1 disc and that is disc 2. Anyone else got this problem?
Not quite sure what you mean, Nick. In my Collection, Kong is in a standard Amaray. Inside, there's one of those clip-on flipper holders fixed to the inner spine to hold the second disc. Same thing as yours?
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Old 20-11-2005, 14:16   #186
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Not quite sure what you mean, Nick. In my Collection, Kong is in a standard Amaray. Inside, there's one of those clip-on flipper holders fixed to the inner spine to hold the second disc. Same thing as yours?

No. There is no clip-on attached to the inner spine. This is what would have held disc 1. I have just disc 2 of King Kong in the case i.e the extras with the film missing. I am guessing this is a one-off error as otherwise there would have been piles of disc one left over in America and someone would have twigged that something somewhere was amiss!
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Old 20-11-2005, 14:21   #187
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Gah! If you're missing the movie then I'd be on the phone to Play. In fairness, they've always been great at replacing duff items for me, but it's annoying to have to wait, I know. Especially for a big title like this.
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Old 20-11-2005, 19:35   #188
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Finished my Kong weekend with Mighty Joe Young this afternoon, and already I feel like watching them through again. I've seen Kong before on TV and the old R2 DVD, but never had it thrilled me so utterly as watching it last night. The DVD transfer is just gorgeous, so much so that it actually kept distracting me from the film, at least until Kong himself appeared and the fun began. From then on you couldn't have dragged me out of my chair; I was hooked. I'll be going out tomorrow and telling everyone I know to add this set to their Xmas lists. Son of Kong wasn't as much of a letdown as I'd feared (though by then I'd had a few drinks, I'll admit), still fun stuff, and MJY was good value too, not just for the effects, but it was fun to see ole' Ben Johnson looking impossibly young and fresh-faced.
Haven't watched all of the doc yet, but from what I have seen, Peter Jackson has been on that Reduco diet from Lifeboat, Fay Wray was a welcome face, very entertaining, and looking very well (a real shame she didn't live to see this release), and the Creation section, a dramatic reconstruction using the story outline, sketches and surviving footage, is very intriguing. Rather than remake Kong, I'd have been much more interested had Jackson chosen to finally bring Creation to the screen. Sorry for rambling here (those of you who haven't dozed off already), but I enjoyed this so much I just can't help it!

BTW, as I haven't seen any screen caps of it anywhere, here are a few captures from Jackson's recreated "spiderpit" sequence (mods, if I've done this wrong, I apologize! I don't really know a JPEG from a tentpeg):








Now I'm off to dig out my Criterion of The Most Dangerous Game to round things off.

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Old 20-11-2005, 19:45   #189
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Thanks Dave, but forgive me if I simmer gently in the corner and just drool at all this Kongness - I won't see mine for weeks because of my insatiable desire to save a couple of quid (and knowing that it's easier to machine gun a very tall ape from a very tall New York landmark than it is to cancel a DVD Import order).

Feel like jumping from the Empire State building myself; ''Twas impatience killed the beast...'

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Old 21-11-2005, 09:57   #190
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Got my tin from playusa this morning. It was dent free thanks to them wrapping it in an extra layer of bubble wrap

Can't wait to go through every bit of the 2 discs
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Old 21-11-2005, 10:28   #191
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For gods sake stop showing off you 'recievers'!
Pre-ordered mine with CD-Wow.com (50p off!), so still waiting...

Good job i've got infinte patience

Anybody, whats the commentary like?

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Old 21-11-2005, 20:36   #192
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By most accounts, not a patch on the info-packed commentary by Ronald Haver (the first such endeavour ever recorded, fact fans) that accompanied the Criterion laserdisc. Pity.
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Thanks Dave, but forgive me if I simmer gently in the corner and just drool at all this Kongness - I won't see mine for weeks because of my insatiable desire to save a couple of quid (and knowing that it's easier to machine gun a very tall ape from a very tall New York landmark than it is to cancel a DVD Import order).

Feel like jumping from the Empire State building myself; ''Twas impatience killed the beast...'
Have you checked your account? My Tin shipped over a week ago and should arrive any day now.
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Old 21-11-2005, 21:50   #194
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Yup; my Collection still sits and glares at me...
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Rather foolishly I ordered the collection from DVD Import as well and it also sits there immobile, if that makes you feel any better.

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Hey, somebody edited my post above... the cheeky devil! ...tch,tch
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This is how it works; when you mention an affiliate, it's forum ettiquette to link straight to the site, or preferably, the product if it's applicable. That way everybody will see your comment (and don't forget this Forum is also seen by non-members unlike other parts of the site), think 'I'll have some of that...' use the link and - ka-ching - the Forum gets a small cut.

The Forum makes money and Colin and co. are happy; they're happy and this Forum keeps on going; the forum keeps going and we can all keep on coming here and drone on to our hearts content. Remember - no money, no Forum. Always make sure you affiliate links (and if you see a non-affiliated link just report it to a mod - as I reported your post - and they'll make sure it's linked).

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Is the Canadian one bilingual ? Has anyone received the 2-disc (no tin) from CDwow yet ? Thanks
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This is how it works; when you mention an affiliate, it's forum ettiquette to link straight to the site, or preferably, the product if it's applicable.
Oh i see. Well at least i'll know in the future..
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My Tin just shipped from Play, will be kept for Christmas day though. Dont know if this means much but Axel Music now list the tin version as OOP. Most places still have it but i wonder if warner may go down the BB route and this may dissapear faster than expected. Anybody waiting, i say get it anyway.
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