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Old 02-28-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Any idea as to how long it might be before King Kong (2005) is released on Blu-ray?

Since the war is over, I was curious if there had been any announcements.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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Nothing yet, but soon!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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Whenever Universal gets around to releasing BDs, this will probably one of their earlier titles.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:08 PM   #4
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I hope we get it by Xmas. I still havent boughten the DVD version or HD.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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Peter Jackson's King Kong is one of my favorite films. The effects are incredible. I love the James Newton Howard score. I keep the HD cable broadcast version saved on my TIVO. Hoping to see this one on Blu-ray someday (hopefully soon).
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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Universal did a great job on the dud considering the length of the movie and size of disc. It will have plenty of room to breath on the bd when its released. Hopefully sooner than later.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:10 PM   #7
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seriously new members don't start threads with this..do some research or use the search function.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:23 PM   #8
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seriously new members don't start threads with this..do some research or use the search function.
I did, couldn't seem to find any conclusive answers
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:44 PM   #9
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I did, couldn't seem to find any conclusive answers
Cuz there isnt one.. hence why this thread didnt need to be created at all..

Everyday someone creates a damn thread about a movie thats on hd dud that they want on blu ray and asks when.. like we know
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:26 PM   #10
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I have the hddvd version. If they add the 20 mins of extra footage and lossless audio, i'll probably end up getting the blu-ray version too
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:58 PM   #11
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I agree with donricauga... better be the extended version. No double dipping for me anymore. Why isn't the directors cut of Tears Of The Sun on Blu'???
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:04 PM   #12
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I agree with donricauga... better be the extended version. No double dipping for me anymore. Why isn't the directors cut of Tears Of The Sun on Blu'???
Why would they? The movie sold what like 10 copies? Why rerelease a movie that studios see no profit from
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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hey now....i bought tears of the sun.

why doesnt someone start an "official: when is this hddvd movie coming to blu" thread then get a mod to sticky it.


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Old 02-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #14
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Peter Jackson's King Kong is in my top ten that I am waiting for. It will look outrageous on Blu, hopefully with sound to match....
Extended version a must....
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:20 PM   #15
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King Kong is one of my most anticipated titles from Universal! I agree that it must be the extended version! Blu Ray certainly has the disk space for it!

btw, can anyone tell me what exactly the extended version had? Some say there's more to the dinosaur fight. Some say there's a deleted scene where they're on a raft and get attacked by a water creature.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:14 PM   #16
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King Kong is one of my most anticipated titles from Universal! I agree that it must be the extended version! Blu Ray certainly has the disk space for it!

btw, can anyone tell me what exactly the extended version had? Some say there's more to the dinosaur fight. Some say there's a deleted scene where they're on a raft and get attacked by a water creature.
To be honest, outside of the special features (mostly the behind-the-scenes and explanations for how they came up with and executed certain things) I was not all that impressed with the extended edition. Most of the deleted scenes were pretty weak and superfluous, and some even bad. The only one I really liked was the little bit of extra footage during Kong's capture. The raft being attacked by the water creature was ok, but totally unnecessary. The best and most interesting part of the EE which is to me the only reason worth buying it were the behind the scenes and "making of" segments. The theatrical cut is still the only one I watch when watching the movie, and that's a masterpiece to me as it is...if it ain't broken, don't fix it- but it is worth watching the behind the scenes parts at least once.

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Old 03-01-2008, 02:39 AM   #17
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When I had a HD DVD player this was the BEST looking and one of theBest Sounding HD DVD's I ever had. It even looked better than the best Blu-ray movies and to my eyes still does today after owning 40 or so Top Tier BD movies. ( I got rid fo hd dvd 1 yr ago) I have never seen a more 3d looking movie, it was stupendous!

With the PQ of the HD DVD and a Lossless Track on BD, this would be the Ulitmate BD ever released !!! (so far)
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:10 AM   #18
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I've got the extended cut and theatrical on DVD. Other than the raft sequence and some stuff with the army in NYC the additions/changes were not memorable.

I think this BD would be a good opportunity to use seamless branching to include both cuts.
4k... meh! HDR now we're seeing real improvement.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #19
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I got it on HD DVD.
Folks bothered by other folks not using the "Search" function probably spend more time talking about Blu than actually watching them.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:51 AM   #20
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This is an easy answer: Whenever Microsoft releases the Blu-Ray add-on for the Xbox 360. Same movie as before...
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