KING KONG (1976) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Coming May 11 From Scream Factory
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On May 11th, Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory imprint will release a 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the 1976 KING KONG remake. The timeless story of a beauty (Jessica Lange, making her feature-film debut) and a beast returned to the screen in this ambitious production from producer Dino De Laurentiis (SERPICO, DEATH WISH) and director John Guillermin (TOWERING INFERNO).
The Petrox company’s search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man — KING KONG! Charles Grodin (THE HEARTBREAK KOD, MIDNIGHT RUN) is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast (Rick Baker) to his fullest. And Jeff Bridges (THE BIG LEBOWSKI, IRON MAN) is the desperate hero, Jack Prescott, who attempts to wrest the beautiful heroine from King Kong’s grasp. New York City trembles with each echoing footstep of the towering ape set loose in the streets!
Bonus features are still being finalized, but the Collector’s Edition will include the original 1976 theatrical cut plus the extended version that first aired on network television in September 1978.
Fans ordering directly from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18″ X 24″ rolled poster featuring the brand new cover artwork, available while supplies last.
KING KONG Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Release Date: May 11, 2021
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Run Time: 136 / 182 Minutes
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