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King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries (2005)

Video  -  Documentary  -  13 December 2005 (USA)
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Academy Award - winning filmmaker Peter Jackson invites you behind the scenes of his latest movie to witness the birth of King Kong.


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Academy Award - winning filmmaker Peter Jackson invites you behind the scenes of his latest movie to witness the birth of King Kong.

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Great fun to watch, especially for budding filmmakers.
1 October 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Being an enthusiastic filmmaker myself I was very anxious to watch these Production Diaries. I loved Peter Jackson's version of King Kong (along with the original movie), and I found these Production Diaries were everything I needed to find out how the incredible movie was brought to life. Although a bit on the long side, I found myself constantly enjoying Peter Jackson and co's humour and positivity. I loved finding out how the T-Rex fight was made and also the Brontosaurus Stampede.

However, there were downsides. I was quite anxious to see how they made a few of the scenes like the Spider Pit and the Empire State Building scene, and these were (I think) the only two scenes they didn't have. A scene where you have a thousand giant Weta jumping on to a character would be very hard to design, and I was a bit disappointed that they didn't include these scenes.

But anyway, I still enjoyed the DVD. Along with these, the second disc of King Kong contains the Post-Production diaries, so if you own either of these then get the other one quick to complete the collection.

And, for those that fell victim to the joke (I did) about "Son of Kong", there won't be a Son of Kong. That was an April Fools joke. Just warning you...

9 stars!!

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