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Old 14-11-2006, 18:45   #81
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Gift Set in UK R2 is an HMV Exclusive.
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Had no idea the gift set was getting a UK release.
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Old 14-11-2006, 18:57   #82
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I'm disappointed about it coming in three amaray cases. What made them go from the nice LOTR packaging to this?
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Old 14-11-2006, 19:12   #83
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I'm disappointed about it coming in three amaray cases. What made them go from the nice LOTR packaging to this?
Different companies behind the releases. Lord of the Rings was released by New Line/EIV, King Kong is released by Universal. Different companies, different packaging strategy.
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Old 15-11-2006, 01:54   #84
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So the extended cut is nothing special. Just an extra dinosaur attack, sea creature attack, and a couple of extra bits of dialogue. Strangely, no scene showing how they transported Kong off the island, not even in the deleted scenes. Whatever happened to that?

The other extra features are decent though.

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Old 15-11-2006, 09:15   #85
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[QUOTE=SqueakyG]So the extended cut is nothing special. Just an extra dinosaur attack, sea creature attack, and a couple of extra bits of dialogue. Strangely, no scene showing how they transported Kong off the island, not even in the deleted scenes. Whatever happened to that?

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No doubt these scenes are being saved for the extra-special extended edition, due out next year, otherwise there would be no reason to buy it
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Old 15-11-2006, 09:28   #86
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Still have not got round to watching this (waiting for my Bro to get it so I can borrow it )

With regards to the getting Kong off the Island bit. This was never in the original either so Im not surprised its not in this re-make of it.

In the 70's remake there was a scene of Kong on the boat but even then I don't think they ever showed him being put on the boat & taken off the boat.

Have to say I think the original is a classic & I don't think it loses anything from not seeing Kong moved & can understand why its not included in Jacksons version.

As have said I have not seen it but I think it would just slow down & pad out an already long film watching a big sleeping gorilla being put on or towed by a boat.
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Old 15-11-2006, 11:29   #87
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Watched this last night and really enjoyed all the bits that were added in even that big Turkey thing !
The deleted scenes that weren't put back in aren't much cop though, apart from one where Kong attacks the army - that should have stayed in.

I love the way people always harp on about how they got Kong off the island but no one ever says "how did they sneak him into a New York theatre without anyone seeing him?" (even the orchestra react as if its their first time seeing him - didn't they have rehersals in those days ?)
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"how did they sneak him into a New York theatre without anyone seeing him?"
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Old 15-11-2006, 12:03   #89
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Jesus, a film about a rampaging giant ape found on an island full of monsters and people get hung up about "how did they get him on the boat?"
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Old 15-11-2006, 13:43   #90
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I'm disappointed about it coming in three amaray cases. What made them go from the nice LOTR packaging to this?
An owner posted a picture of their R1 version and one disc was on its own on the left side and the other two were on the right side of a fold out case. The two on one side overlapped slightly, so part of one was under the other, like the Sin City Extended Edition discs (the R1 version at least).
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An owner posted a picture of their R1 version and one disc was on its own on the left side and the other two were on the right side of a fold out case. The two on one side overlapped slightly, so part of one was under the other, like the Sin City Extended Edition discs (the R1 version at least).

except it's not a digipack, it's a 3 disc amaray case. Looks very cheap indeed.

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Adored this in the cinema and will be getting the theatrical cut with my 360 HD drive, but when the heck is the extended one coming to HD goshdarnit?!
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except it's not a digipack, it's a 3 disc amaray case. Looks very cheap indeed.

Very similar to the R2 version (in the gift set at least) except the R2 has a black case, so no map printed on the reverse of the cover.
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I wish people would stop going on and on about how they got Kong off the island and on the boat. It is pretty flaming obvious how they did it, they've got a boat... a boat that transports live animals of all kinds... with a cargo hold that has a canvas top that is removable, for you know, big things.

If they showed Kong being taken off on it they would mess up thatt jump-cut gag. They worked out Kong would fit in the hold (the crane on the boat would lift him in there too), in any case, as they point out on the commentary, what is more extraordinary is how they got Kong in the theatre.

Great DVD set, shame about the packaging (3 amarays is a bit lazy). The deleted scenes are excellent, as is the inclusion of an introduction for each one by Jackson. Great out-takes too. Looking forward to watching all the documentary stuff.
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Old 17-11-2006, 21:38   #95
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Whats the packaging on the R1 like?

EDIT: Oops missed the earlier post.

As long as it doesnt come in 3 separate amaray cases (which is what I thought before seeing that screenshot) then thats ok with me.

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Old 17-11-2006, 21:56   #96
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I'd rather have the 3 seperate amarays than one of those overlapping jobbies!
They should've just used slimcases everywhere and everyone would be happy!

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Old 18-11-2006, 07:27   #97
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Yeah overlappers do suck, but I'm already struggling with DVD space.
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Yeah overlappers do suck, but I'm already struggling with DVD space.
Space is my problem, too, and there's really no need to have separate amaray cases for the movie's two discs. I have to say I'd prefer the R1 style, personally, but neither are up to the job of a 'deluxe' edition.
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Old 20-11-2006, 18:40   #99
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Got my copy today. TBH I'm more interested in what's on the discs than what the box looks like...still, I'll be cranking ol' Kong up for the extra scenes sometime this week. I'm looking forward to this one!
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Anyone got the gift set? If so what's the statue like?
I've changed my mind about getting Forbidden Planet after the comments on the Robbie toy, so I'm wondering whether the Kong statue is any good.

Anyone?
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