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Old 15-11-2005, 13:02   #141
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BTW, using the Forums discount links...

The King Kong Collection (4 Disc Set) - £17.49

King Kong: Collectors Tin Edition (2 Disc Set) - £17.49
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Old 15-11-2005, 16:04   #142
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Mine is packing now as I write!!!!
Ditto (from playusa)

Every year for the past few years there's one dvd I count the days for and for the past few years it's been the extended LOTR dvds. This year hands down it's been this release
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Old 15-11-2005, 16:14   #143
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BTW, using the Forums discount links...

The King Kong Collection (4 Disc Set) - £17.49

King Kong: Collectors Tin Edition (2 Disc Set) - £17.49
finally at Cd-wow, but they dont have the regular 2 disc version which is the one i want. Anyone know the cheapest place to buy ? I cant believe i didnt order it at Amazon when it was cheap.

Although i could be persuaded to get the boxset at CDwow now for £17 Anyone know what kind of packaging it comes in - custom digipak or separate Amarays ?
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Following Warners usual pattern, it'll be separate Amarays KS.
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Old 15-11-2005, 18:55   #145
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DVD Beaver has those much awaited SCREENCAPS! - and a comparison with other editions. Isn't that pretty?

Gary's verdict:

Unfortunately up until now we have had to exist on impure DVD representations and bootlegs to see the great ape flic (see comparisons below). The new Warner image looks tremendous - certainly the cleanest, sharpest, best contrasted image to date.

Now there are some scratch marks but they are very light. To give a brief overview I have only sampled the disc, commentary and some of the extras. I will continue to update through the next 24 hours. Everything I have sampled so far is magnificent - the transfer shows some inconsistent grain and has some moments of superb sharpness. Audio is true mono and sounds very clean.

The commentary snippets that I have heard so far are excellent - stop motion animator Harryhausen goes into some detail on the technical special effects used. Before this was released we were sure it would be in consideration for DVD of the Year... and it still remains so. Actually it may have gained a few points.

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Old 15-11-2005, 19:51   #146
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I would love to see some comparison prints from the new R1 and the so called new R2 at some point.
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As a reminder here are Zeta Minor's R2 grabs; you only have to look at the title grab and compare it with the R1 to see what a difference there is.
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Old 15-11-2005, 21:51   #148
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Ooh lovely - my tin has shipped from Play; that's the weekend's viewing sorted out

The commentary snippets that I have heard so far are excellent - stop motion animator Harryhausen goes into some detail on the technical special effects used.

Looking forward to sampling this commentary.
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Ooh lovely - my tin has shipped from Play; that's the weekend's viewing sorted out
Ditto my boxset.
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Ditto my boxset.
Your order for King Kong (1933) (2 Disc Collector's Tin) has been posted.

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finally at Cd-wow, but they dont have the regular 2 disc version which is the one i want. Anyone know the cheapest place to buy ? I cant believe i didnt order it at Amazon when it was cheap.

Although i could be persuaded to get the boxset at CDwow now for £17 Anyone know what kind of packaging it comes in - custom digipak or separate Amarays ?
Well if you do get the boxset but dont want "Son of Kong" Ill give you a £5 for it.
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The Digital Bits finally have their review up here.

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Anyone who may still have an open pre-order with EzyDVD may be pleased to know that a new date has been scheduled. The only catch is that it's 1 March 06...
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The same!!!
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The "limited" collector's tin version comes a very nice metal case with...a special mail-in offer for a 27" x 40" reproduction of the original poster.
It's a pity that won't be open to non-US residents
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DVD Beaver has a look at Mighty Joe Young here.
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Looks beautiful, Im sold now - going for the collection

Will have to wait closer to Xmas though, CC is getting a hammering at the mo
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From Digitally Obsessed, nice interview:

The great stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen chats with dOc about the new King Kong Collection, his thoughts on CGI, and the dark secret he's keeping from Jennifer Jones - Ray Harryhausen: Portrait of the Animator as Zeus.

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While we still await the arrival of the mighty Kong, how about trembling before the might of Konga - Willis O'Brian, eat your heart out...
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