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A film director and his crew go to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, when they find out the legendary beast on the island does exist, and troubles come when the natives capture the crew's leading lady as a sacrifice to the monster, King Kong. Thus, the crew ventures into the jungle of the island to find the creature, and capture it.
The eighth wonder of the world.
Also Known As:
Peter Jackson's King Kong
Title: King Kong
Release Date: December 05, 2005
Runtime: 187 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS-ES
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images.
Naomi Watts ...Ann Darrow
Jack Black ...Carl Denham
Adrien Brody ...Jack Driscoll
Thomas Kretschmann ...Captain Englehorn
Colin Hanks ...Preston
Andy Serkis ...Kong / Lumpy
Evan Parke ...Hayes
Jamie Bell ...Jimmy
Lobo Chan ...Choy
John Sumner ...Herb
Craig Hall ...Mike
Kyle Chandler ...Bruce Baxter
Bill Johnson ...Manny (as William Johnson)
Mark Hadlow ...Harry
Geraldine Brophy ...Maude
David Denis ...Taps
David Pittu ...Weston
Pip Mushin ...Zelman
Jim Knobeloch ...Thuggish Studio Guy
Ric Herbert ...Sleazy Studio Guy
Lee Donahue ...Studio Guy's Assistant
Tom Hobbs ...Young Assistant
Tiriel Mora ...Fruit Vendor
Jed Brophy ...Venture Crew
Frank Edwards ...Venture Crew
Michael Lawrence ...Venture Crew
Crawford Thomson ...Venture Crew
Richard Kavanagh ...Venture Crew
Stephen Hall ...Venture Crew
William Wallace ...Venture Crew
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Merian C. Cooper
James Newton Howard
King Kong Horror Film Trailer 1
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"I'm Sitting on Top of the World"
"Fanfares Nos. 1, 2 and 3, The Sailors, The Aeroplane, Elevated Sequence, Jungle Dance, The Escape"
"Aboriginal Sacrifice Dance"
"Bye Bye Blackbird"
More Movie Taglines:
- The eighth wonder of the world.
- Bruce Baxter: I'm just an actor with a gun who's lost his motivation.
Sleazy Studio Guy: Will there be boobies?
Hayes: We could not understand because we were too far and could not remember because we were traveling in the night of first ages, of those ages that are gone, leaving hardly a sign - and no memories. We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there - there you could look at a thing monstrous and free.
Ann Darrow: Good things never last Mr. Denham.
Carl Denham: And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty, and beauty stayed his hand. And from that day forward, he was as one dead."
- Jack Black has claimed that he did not wear any make-up at all in the entire movie after hearing a false rumor that Clint Eastwood never wears any make-up in his movies. He also wore a hairpiece during filming rather than going through makeup to achieve the '30s hairdo' look.
The insects attacking Jack Driscoll at the canyon bottom are gigantic versions of the Weta, a species native to New Zealand and the namesake of Peter Jackson's production studio.
The role of "Jimmy" played by Jamie Bell, was created specifically for him.
Peter Jackson was paid $20 million to direct this film, the highest salary ever paid to a film director in advance of production.
On April Fools Day 2005, Peter Jackson posted an elaborate practical joke, which he posted on a web diary. He "revealed" that they were already starting production on "King Kong: Son Of Kong" and "King Kong: Into the Wolf's Lair". Both films, supposedly to be released in 2006, contained the principal characters riding Son of Kong, strapping machine guns to his back and fighting Adolf Hitler's genetically mutated creatures. The film was going to be produced under the banner of "Big Primate Productions".
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