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Old 10-07-2006, 16:55   #41
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Kong CGI and V Rex CGI perfect, Dino and animal CGI on the whole wasnt even close to the rest.

Still loved the film and hope the new cut if a lot longer and fills in some blanks and that the dvds this time around are extra packed etc.. I waited and I will wait a bit longer till they finally come out.
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Old 10-07-2006, 19:13   #42
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The news about an extended DVD coming out was known for a while, but we just didnt know when they would release it, so its nice to have an update on it. Infact do we have a release date yet, I thought they said it could be at the end of the year sometime???

Personally I liked Kong, but it was still too long, they could have easily cut out a good 30-1hr of footage. Infact speaking of cut down versions. I watched King Kong on a flight to JFK in May and they showed an edited version of kong which ran for just under 2hrs 30 mins, and it was much better to watch than the full version because they cut out all the rubbish slow bits, and a ton of stuff at the start building upto the island, So basiclly it was all action from start to finish.
Would still like to see an extended version though, I hear there is a lot more footage of the dinosaurs and more on the Island, I think there is also more boat footage especially them travelling back with Kong
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Old 10-07-2006, 19:17   #43
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The theatrical edit of Kong bored me, quite frankly. I liked the slow build-up, and the Bronto chase sequence, but once Kong arrived and Jackson set his cameras to shoot permanently in slo-mo I tuned out.

IMO the movie needs better balance and pacing, as well as a proper resolution for all the characters that make it off of Skull Island alive. If it takes a longer cut to do it then I'm all for an extended version.
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Old 10-07-2006, 19:21   #44
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The bit before the Island is important. You can't just turn up at a Island in the first 5 minutes. There was some important bits in that first 45 minutes.

I would like to see something between leaving the Island and getting back to New York. I think there is plenty of island footage as there is.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:46   #45
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I think it might be a age thing. Remember seeing T2 as ateenager and leaving the cinema buzzing. Now about 15 years on i have yet to experience that same feeling. Even the matrix which i thoroughly enjoyed didn't quite have the same awe factor.
I think the problem now is the internet. People comment on certain sequences and effects but when you actually see them at the cinema they end up being a disapointment. Maybe people are just harder to please when they get older.
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Yeah, I'd like to see more of the journey back. There was a nice scene in the 70s version where Kong is imprisoned on the boat and Jessica Lange falls down into his cage.
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..like many of you have also mentioned Kong won't improve by adding extra minutes. However a solid DTS soundtrack would be welcome along with a package of extras ala LOTR..

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Old 11-07-2006, 17:45   #48
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I'd like them to cut out the rather gruesome rubbish with the giant crabs or whatever thery were. Also the fight scenes between Kong and the dinosaurs were too long. It was like Rocky, he's down and out but look he's getting up again.
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Old 11-07-2006, 18:29   #49
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I'm probably the only one actually looking forward to a longer version then!! Loved the film when I saw it at the cinema, and I have watched it a few times since on DVD. I don't find any of it slow, but fair enough if you do... you don't have to buy the extended edition.
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I wasn't too keen on that either. It just looked like they were running on the spot and someone else was waving things about to cast shadows.

Jurasic Park looked 100 x better and that was made ages ago!

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Oh come on! The special effects in Jurassic Park were ropey even at the time it was released, I thought. The dinosaurs don't look anything like realistic, they look like big computer graphics running around.
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The dinosaurs don't look anything like realistic, they look like big computer graphics running around.
Get a lot of dinosaurs on your street, do you?
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I didnt like the whole fighting insect/crab scene thought it was pointless just another action set piece. Would be curious to see what things are added to the EE but i agree with most people that the movie could have been a little shorter.
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Old 18-07-2006, 10:16   #53
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The special effects in Jurassic Park were ropey even at the time it was released, I thought.
You are joking right?
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The dinosaurs don't look anything like realistic, they look like big computer graphics running around.
Riiiiiight!

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I didnt like the whole fighting insect/crab scene thought it was pointless just another action set piece. Would be curious to see what things are added to the EE but i agree with most people that the movie could have been a little shorter.
Id much rather that scene to the dino chase. It was intended as a homage to the lost scene in the original so it should be kept.
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Oh come on! The special effects in Jurassic Park were ropey even at the time it was released, I thought. The dinosaurs don't look anything like realistic, they look like big computer graphics running around.
Jurassic Park still looks bloody amazing 12 years later, I can't think of a single FX shot that didn't look good.
As for the dinos in KK, well, of course they're CG, I think it is called suspension of disbelief, or you know, imagination. If you tell yourself you aren't going to enjoy it, then you won't (for whatever reason.)
Thinking about it, there are some FX shots that are better in JP than in KK (compare the dino stampede in KK with the bird-like dino stampede in JP.)
I'd like more extras ala LOTR, but extra running time isn't something I'm too fussed about, unless it fleshes out some of the weaker character stuff.
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Jurassic Park still looks bloody amazing 12 years later, I can't think of a single FX shot that didn't look good.
True. Some of the model Raptors look dodgy but the cgi stuff is still fantastically well done.
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i defy anyone to spot *any* poor FX in the T-Rex attack on the cars. Jurrassic Park's FX haven't dated at all in my opinion - and still beat most FX today.
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I can't believe anyone faulting the Jurassic Park effects. I've just watched it again and it's still fantastic.
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JP craps all over that bronto chase scene in KK. That scene really lowered my estimation of Peter Jackson as a director
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There is the bit in the bird-dino stampede (JP) where you can see the pistons moving the log that the main characters are sheltering behind... But that's more shoddy camera work than effects work
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