New Release: King Kong (1933) Blu-ray

The original 1933 RKO classic King Kong, directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, mades its long-awaited Blu-ray debut from Warner Home Video on Sept. 28, 2010, for a suggested retail price of $34.99.

The newly remastered “Eighth Wonder of the World” (as our favorite simian is so grandly referred to in the film) has a lot of company with him in this high-definition release.

The Blu-ray version included such graphic supplements as a 32-page Blu-ray Book written by film historian Rudy Behlmer featuring rare photography, trivia and essays.

Here are the other extras in the package:

  • Commentary by visual effects artists Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts) and Ken Ralston, with Merian C. Cooper and actress Fay Wray
  • Merian C. Cooper movies trailer gallery
  • 2005 documentary I’m King Kong! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper
  • seven-part documentary RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World
  • Creation test footage with commentary by Ray Harryhausen



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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.