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RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  22 October 2005 (USA)
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An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of King Kong, one of the most influential films ever made.

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An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of King Kong, one of the most influential films ever made.

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This feature-length documentary is featured on the Two Disc Special Edition and Two Disc Collector's Edition DVDs for King Kong (1933), released in 2005. See more »

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This is the King Kong documentary that you have been waiting for!
15 January 2006 | by (Cambridge, Ma, USA) – See all my reviews

The special edition DVD of King Kong is a must have for any fan of this movie or of classic films in general.

The best part of that DVD (save for the movie itself) is the lengthy making of documentary that goes into considerable depth on every aspect of the making of the film from the conception and writing to the special effects and exhibition and everything in-between. A standout sequence is where Peter Jackson and an effects crew recreate for demonstration purposes some of the film's animation and special effects and even restore a lost sequence to the film. A must see for any stop-motion buff.

There are equally in depth segments on casting, music, writing and direction. This film is the best look the average person will ever get of the process of creating an epic film in the 1930's.


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