KING KONG (1976) – Newly restored in 4K – Starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange

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We’re thrilled to announce the brand new 4K restoration of John Guillermin’s Academy Award® Winning remake of iconic Hollywood classic, KING KONG (1976). Starring Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, True Grit) and Jessica Lange (Tootsie, American Horror Story), and produced by Hollywood legend Dino de Laurentiis (Flash Gordon, Nights of Cabiria, Barbarella), this retelling of the classic monster adventure film went on to jointly win the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects as well as receiving Academy Award® nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Sound. Jessica Lange was also honoured as Best new Actress for her role at the Golden Globes that same year.

Now restored in 4K for the first time, STUDIOCANAL will re-release the film across Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital release in the UK from November 23rd.

Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), an employee of a large American oil company, has been charged with a mission to find new oil wells. With a chartered boat, he sets off on a journey to an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. On board is also a stowaway: the palaeontologist Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) has smuggled himself onto the ship, as he hopes to examine a rare species of monkey on this island. On the way, after a violent storm, the expedition also takes on board the shipwrecked Dawn (Jessica Lange), who is floating in a lifeboat at sea. When the ship anchors off the island, however, it turns out not to be as uninhabited as everyone once thought. The natives of the island perform a strange ritual to worship a larger-than-life ape named “Kong”. As soon as they catch sight of the blonde Dawn, they decide they have found their perfect offering.

The Bonus Features include:
• Extended TV broadcast cut (unrestored)
• Audio commentary with film historian Ray Morton
• Audio commentary with actor and makeup artist Rick Baker
• Interview with Barry Nolan
• Interview with Bill Kronick
• Interview with Scott Thaler and Jeffrey Chernov
• Interview with David McGiffert and Brian E. Frankish
• Interview with Jack O’Halloran
• Interview with Steve Varner
• Deleted Scenes
• Original Trailer

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