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The Great Ape Kong pervades our cultural consciousness, looming over a collective fantasy urbanscape from a forever-’30s Empire State Building, reaching into our dreams through a window we know better than to leave open, a ferocious yet tragic fellow primate doomed by presumptuous and misplaced love. Can Peter Jackson’s 21st century remake strike the mythic chord of the original? Should it be expected to?

We examine the Kongs from many angles:

DVD Review: King Kong (2005)
I have not seen a movie since Jurassic Park where the computer-generated characters have so much depth and impact on the story.
Posted to Video by Film School Rejects on March 29, 2006 01:31 PM

DVD Review: King Kong (2005)
It’s a new classic film, an incredible DVD experience, but you know there’s an extended edition coming in the near future.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on March 29, 2006 12:15 PM

Movie Review: King Kong
The daunting task of creating a believable love story between a woman and a giant monkey is impressively executed.
Posted to Video by Nicholas Bowman on March 27, 2006 04:04 PM

Movie Review: King Kong
King Kong: as stylistic self-plagiarism, as unorthodox Hollywood film, as metaphor of Jackson’s LOTR experience.
Posted to Video by Pacze Moj on March 23, 2006 08:13 PM

King Kong DVD Special Presentation Tonight: The Beast Meets the Legends of Sci-Fi
In Hollywood, get a free sneak peek at Peter Jackson’s King Kong 2-Disc Special Edition DVD.
Posted to Video by El Bicho on March 21, 2006 08:51 AM

Movie Review: King Kong – Bigger, Longer, and (Unfortunately) Uncut
Everything about this 72-year-old warhorse has been stretched, pumped and inflated to the point of grotesquerie
Posted to Video by Steven Hart on January 5, 2006 04:07 PM

Cross System Comparison Review: Peter Jackson’s King Kong
A direct comparison between eight different versions of this strong movie-based video game.
Posted to Gaming by Matt Paprocki on January 4, 2006 05:38 AM

Movie Recap for December 2005: King Kong
This is my final monthly recap for the year. The month of December saw the good, the bad, and the ugly in the span of 31 days and 10 films. This is the last month for Oscar hopefuls to throw…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on January 2, 2006 10:46 AM

DVD Review: Konga
“King Kong? No, never heard of him, we swear. See, there’s an “a” at the end of the title, which shows how original our idea is.”
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on December 29, 2005 10:37 PM

Movie Review: King Kong
207 million dollars of budget. Giant Monkey. Peter Jackson. What could possibly go wrong?
Posted to Video by Jeliel on December 29, 2005 08:54 PM

Box Office Update for 12/23-12/25: King Kong
King Kong remained high atop the box office pile over the Christmas weekend. Although, it is not doing as nearly as well had been previously estimated prior to its release. There have been many reasons and excuses bandied about for…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on December 27, 2005 10:43 PM

Movie Review: King Kong (1933) Colorized
One of Ted Turner’s more controversial moves, colorizing movies was an idea that was created before the technology was ready. That didn’t stop him from purchasing entire…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on December 27, 2005

Movie Review: King Kong
I saw the new King Kong by Peter Jackson two nights ago, and what a joy. A movie movie. A spectacle. With a big heart. All about love – love of an ape for a human…
Posted to Video by Adam Ash on December 26, 2005

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
Director Peter Jackson’s latest blockbuster proves to be more effective than Ambien and Lunesta combined.
Posted to Video by Scott C. Smith on December 25, 2005

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
A homage to the original, but a too-easy follow-on from LOTR director Peter Jackson. Outrageous in the 30’s but humdrum today.
Posted to Video by Triniman on December 24, 2005

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
King Kong is hands down an awe-inspiring, kinetic motion-picture that possesses an octane level high enough for rocket fuel.
Posted to Video by Brandon Valentine on December 23, 2005

Argument With A Leper Concerning King Kong
Because no-one wants to believe.
Posted to Video by Duke De Mondo on December 21, 2005

Of Monsters and Myths: Colonial Representations in King Kong (1933)
An analysis of the 1933 original.
Posted to Video by Bryan McKay on December 20, 2005

Nine Thoughts On King Kong
New character suggestion: Kong has a wife. And for an ape, she’s a babe!
Posted to Video by Scott Butki on December 19,2005

Jackson’s Kong Rules Theaters
Maybe once I’m published I’ll get really ripped and get to carry around a drum fed Tommy gun like Adrian Brody in Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Really it’s fitting that he hero in Jackson’s epic re-make is a writer because it…
Posted to Video by Matt Schafer on December 17, 2005 01:45 PM

Top Ten Ways to Improve King Kong
[In reverse Order] Have Jack Black teach him how to play guitar at the school of rock. Have Kong beat Donald Trump senseless for telling him “Your Fired”. Have Kong beat…
Posted to Video by John Bill on December 17, 2005 09:48 AM

Film Review: King Kong(2005) : Jurassic Park IV?
I did not intend to show disrespect to an Oscar-winning and very talented filmmaker, but I couldn’t help leaving the screening of his latest film King Kong – even before Kong left the jungle. Peter Jackson’s King Kong or Jurassic Park…
Posted to Video by yam12 on December 17, 2005 02:54 AM

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
Fantastic, despite some unfortunate choices and excess.
Posted to Video by David Wester on December 16, 2005 03:18 PM

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
100% justice to the original, with Peter Jackson’s own spin.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on December 16, 2005 10:32 AM

New Movie Releases for 12/16/05: Featuring King Kong
This week features two new national releases. Let us dispense with the opening monologue, which I know none of you read anyway, and get right to the releases. The Family Stone. This is a new romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton, Dermot…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on December 16, 2005 06:35 AM

Movie Review: King Kong a Landmark Film
I checked out King Kong on opening night and it was an incredible experience!
Posted to Video by FJDelgado on December 16, 2005 06:11 AM

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
When it’s good, it’s very good, but when it’s not, it feels really, REALLY long.
Posted to Video by Screen Rant on December 14, 2005 06:27 PM

Blogcritics Name Best Movies of 2005
Blogcritics really dig documentaries, and they don’t shy away from violence (even stylized violence, as in the lone film to be selected by more than one of our critics). They like foreign films, and they’re not too pretentious to admit…
Posted to Video by Alisha Karabinus on December 14, 2005 04:23 PM

DVD Review: King Kong (1933)
Years ago, I was in a book store and saw a children’s book version of King Kong. It was a simple retelling of the tale with illustrations and, aside from the fact that it told the same story, it…
Posted to Video by David Wester on December 14, 2005 02:45 PM

King Kong Giveaway!
See the movie. Get the schwag!
Posted to Video by Alisha Karabinus on December 13, 2005 11:40 PM

Movie Review: King Kong (2005)
Jackson’s Kong succeeds where Titanic failed by creating believable characters and an amazing story that will tug at your heartstrings.
Posted to Video by El Bicho on December 13, 2005 04:58 AM

DVD Review: Peter Jackson’s King Kong Production Diaries
Peter Jackson’s online diaries of the production of King Kong receive a lavish DVD presentation of their very own.
Posted to Video by Bill Wallo on December 12, 2005 04:33 PM

Xbox Review: Peter Jackson’s King Kong
Guest reviewer Caballero Oscura throughly enjoyed monkeying around on Skull Island.
Posted to Gaming by El Bicho on December 12, 2005 01:36 PM

DVD Review: Peter Jackson’s Production Diaries – King Kong
The video material is free online… but the box sure is nice.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on December 9, 2005 05:13 PM

DVD Review: King Kong Escapes
Easily the most obscure entry in the Kong series.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on November 30, 2005 08:22 PM

DVD Review: King Kong vs. Godzilla
It’s the US version, not even half as good as the Japanse original.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on November 30, 2005 08:13 PM

Following King Kong
King Kong is all over New York City these days with even a State Lottery game being issued in his honor.
Posted to Culture by enki on November 30, 2005 07:53 PM

DVD Review: Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Sadly and undeservedly overshadowed by King Kong.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on November 24, 2005 08:59 PM

DVD Review: Son of Kong
The cheaper, quickie sequel looks better on DVD than the original.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on November 23, 2005 09:59 PM

DVD Review: King Kong (1933)
A true film classic we’ve all been waiting for on DVD, and it’s slightly disapointing.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on November 23, 2005 09:01 PM

DVD Pick of the Week for 11/22: King Kong
How could I choose anything else? I have been looking forward to this for a long time. It has been a long time since I’ve seen the movie, and this seems to be the perfect opportunity. Today marks the release…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on November 22, 2005 07:24 AM

Kong Director Jackson Kicks Composer Shore in the “Creative Aspirations”
With just seven weeks remaining until Peter Jackson’s big budget remake of King Kong is due to premiere, the director has dumped Howard Shore’s score for the film and hired James Newton Howard (The Sixth Sense, Batman Begins, The…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on October 18, 2005 12:50 PM

Jackson’s New King Kong Rampaging With Help of Corp Partners
The newly svelte Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, his first film since the brobdingagian Lord of the Rings trilogy, is now within sniffing distance (if you are downwind), with worldwide release due December…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on September 8, 2005 06:24 PM

King Kong Lives DVD Review
Camp classic to the highest possible level.
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on August 11, 2005 09:02 PM

The Trailer Park: King Kong
Peter Jackson’s take on King Kong is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Tonight, NBC and it’s family of television stations gave a sneak peak of the trailer for the big ape. I have to say, I am…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on June 27, 2005 09:25 PM

The Beauty That Killed the Beast Dies
Legendary King Kong actress Fay Wray dies at 96: “I used to resent `King Kong,'” she said in a 1963 interview. “But now I don’t fight it anymore. I realize that it is a classic, and I…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on August 11, 2004 04:18 PM

King Kong (1976) DVD review
I’m not very sure if you can screw up a remake worse than Dino De Laurentiis did King Kong. Not only were the special effects a complete disaster, even for 1976 (though in one of the most stunning moments ever,…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on April 14, 2004 12:17 AM

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