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28th January 2006 19:52  #1

Adam Hall Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 13
2005 version of "King Kong" DVD
Exactly when will the 2005 version of King Kong (w/Naomi Watts) be available on DVD from Universal Studios Home Video?

28th January 2006 20:46  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
From rumors, it is stated to be coming out March 28. But it's just a rumor so it can change anytime.

29th January 2006 13:45  #3

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I don't think it's a rumor. Almost all the major dvd websites have listed 28th March. Even www.dvdaficionado.com, my dvd collection host.

1st February 2006 0:04  #4

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Think this will get the extended cut treatment ala Lord of The Rings?

1st February 2006 19:06  #5

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I can't imagine that there is a lot of filmed material that did not make it into the movie.  After all, Jackson took a 100 minute movie and turned it into a 3 hour movie.  Also, King Kong was prohibitively expensive at nearly $200 million and it has barely made its budget back in the US.  I can't see them spending extra money to complete special effects shots for an extended cut.

2nd February 2006 0:38  #6

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Adrian is right about Kong's budget!  With a production cost of 207 million it has recouped, as of yesterday the domestic box office from the film is $213,430,000 and foreign box office is estimaed around 309 million for a total worldwide box office gross of around $522,600,000.  The break even point for the picture would depend on the amount of money that was spent on production (the 207 million), the amount that was spent on prints of the movie and advertising (distribution costs), and the deals that were struck with the theaters that screened the movie.  The old rule of thumb used to be that a picture had to take in 3 dollars at the box office for every dollar spent in production.  That would mean that Kong would have to gross 621 million to break even.  The factors that could affect this would be a split with exhibitors that would favor the production company and distributor and, for a film like Kong, the amount that was made on ancillary and merchandising rights.  If I had to guess I would say that Kong probably won't break even until it hits dvd in March---but only the folks at the Dark Tower at Universal really know.

2nd February 2006 1:12  #7

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
That's what I was thinking.  They'll look for dvd sales to make a dent in the figures because they gambled and lost out big!  They thought the movie would do LOTR numbers, but it came nowhere near them!  LOL
I love it when studio heads are made to look like idiots.
so out of touch with the public it's not even funny.

2nd February 2006 14:57  #8

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
It's official!! King Kong hit the streets on March 28th!
There is a one disc and two disc eition. This was reported on another dvd site, yesterday. As soon as I find out the specs, like I've done with Narnia, I'll post them here! Even the artwork, if I see it before this site does.

3rd February 2006 0:51  #9

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Mark, you finally win:
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/785609
I need to find a hack for my Panasonic S47 R1 before April 12.

7th February 2006 23:42  #10

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
If this is official then why hasnt dvdanswers gottan any news?

8th February 2006 1:30  #11

MrStayPuft Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 146
Jonathan Bennett wrote: Mark, you finally win:
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/785609
I need to find a hack for my Panasonic S47 R1 before April 12.

Just wondering, did you place your order for it yet? Just wanted to know the total it would be including shipping to the US before registering. Thanks

8th February 2006 2:35  #12

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
That 4 Disc edition better be available over here or else....

8th February 2006 3:42  #13

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
KIng Kong cost more than 207m.  By the time worldwide marketing cost is factor in it was $385 million.  So they have a long way to go.  No to mention Peter Jackson gets 20% of the first dollar brought in.  

8th February 2006 5:30  #14

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
I disagree with your budget its way to high!

8th February 2006 6:29  #15

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
They spent $60,000,000 marketing is usa and then $120,000,000  for the rest of the world

8th February 2006 6:57  #16

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Stanton, What was the distributor/exhibitor split?

8th February 2006 7:26  #17

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
that tin is nothing new, all it contains is the 2 disk plaus the production diaries which is already available

8th February 2006 16:56  #18

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
The first weekend it was 85%. The following weekend it was 65% (in most markets) after the third weekend it droped to 45% to keep screens durring the New Years weekend. I know I have been harping on "KK" but I knew it would get people to  discuss various subjects about movies.

9th February 2006 14:04  #19

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here's the rummored list of extras, taken from digitalbits.com

Well... it seems that the German equivalent of the MPAA (the FSK) has just rated some of the extras on Disc Two of Universal's forthcoming King Kong: Special Edition (street date TBA, but believed to be 3/28). It looks like the set will pick up right where King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries left off. Here's some of what you can expect...

Credits, Introduction by Peter Jackson, Kong's New York 1933, Natural History of Skull Island, Prod. Diary 55: Welcome to Postproduction, Prod. Diary 57: Kong Performance Capture, Prod. Diary 56: The Miniature Venture, Prod. Diary 58: Creating Sound Effects, Prod. Diary 59: A Visit to Editorial Department, Prod. Diary 60: Peter Answers Your Questions, Part 1, Prod. Diary 61: The Miniature Second Unit, Prod. Diary 62: Building a Miniature, Prod. Diary 63: Weta Digital Overview, Prod. Diary 64: Creating the Teaser Trailer, Prod. Diary 65: Sound Design, Prod. Diary 66: Shooting Additional Elements, Prod. Diary 67: Preparing for Pick Up Shooting, Prod. Diary 68: Pick Ups - The Cast Returns, Prod. Diary 69: Pick Ups - The Venture Extras, Prod. Diary 70: Pick Ups - Continuity, Prod. Diary 71: Pick Ups - The Wrap, Prod. Diary 73: Detailing the Miniatures, Prod. Diary 74: The Unsung Heroes of Rotoscoping, Prod. Diary 75: Foley Recording, Prod. Diary 76: Digital Doubles, Prod. Diary 78: Digital Color Grading, Prod. Diary 79: Motion Editing, Prod. Diary 80: Bringing Kong to Life - Animation, Prod. Diary 81: Filming the Miniatures, Prod. Diary 82: Kong Visits New Zealand, Prod. Diary 83: Mixing Dialogue, Music & Effects, Prod. Diary 84: The Mixing Board, Prod. Diary 85: The Music of Kong, Part 1, Prod. Diary 86: The Music of Kong, Part 2, Prod. Diary 87: Delivering the Film, Prod. Diary 88: Peter Answers Your Questions, Part 2, Prod. Diary 89: The World Premiere, Prod. Diary 90: The New Zealand Premiere, See More of NYC in 'Wish You Were Here' and Touareg & King Kong (the VW Spot).

The link here...

http://www.spio.de/index.asp?SeitID=292&pnu...(VV)&RefSeitID=70&Ltitel=%22King%20Kong%22

9th February 2006 14:37  #20

Jaybee79 Member Join Date: December 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 84
And of course note the missing production diary 77 where they discuss the progress Howard Shore is making with the music

10th February 2006 20:45  #21

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Maybe someones ego was hurt and was threating a law suit. That's "EggoWood" I mean "Hollywood"

10th February 2006 21:42  #22

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
It's pity if that chapter has been dropped/erased as it was still a part of the creative process, however painful it might have been for Jackson and Shore to part ways. I hope there is some mention of the problems and what transpired during the post process.

10th February 2006 23:10  #23

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
I havnt heard anything between Jackson and shore? Could someone fill me in?

Thanks in advance.
DE

12th February 2006 12:16  #24

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
All I know is that they parted ways because of 'creative differences'. Maybe what Howard Shore composed wasn't tonally what Peter Jackson had in mind. I can't believe Shore did a poor job or that there was a bust up over it. Hopefully it was a mutual parting of the ways for this film, an agreement to disagree, and not an end to their future working relationship.

Can anyone else elaborate on that?

12th February 2006 18:31  #25

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
Thx,for the info.

13th February 2006 14:48  #26

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here's the link to the European DVD cover art for Kong

http://www.dvdtown.com/announcement/kongdetails...

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