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It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow (Oscar nominee for 21 Grams, NAOMI WATTS) has found herself -- like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression -- without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued -- literally -- by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham (JACK BLACK of The School of Rock).

It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner - and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island.

Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll (Oscar winner for The Pianist, ADRIEN BRODY) is penning the screenplay -- the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays.

With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's 'moving picture ship' heads out of New York Harbor ... and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.

Contains both the Theatrical & Extended Versions. A sure fire demo disc!!

Due for release 20th Jan, but packing now.

Oh ,yeah, it's Region Free!
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#1
will look amazing on blu-ray, even though the CGI is starting to show its age slightly.
#2
website says,,,

"R1 - Will only play on North American Blu-ray players"
#3
will be 84p at borders
#4
Seems a good price for a pre-release
#5
BradyBrade!
will look amazing on blu-ray, even though the CGI is starting to show its age slightly.


I don't think CGI has improved noticaby since the release of this film.
#6
longbowassassin
website says,,,

"R1 - Will only play on North American Blu-ray players"


Every title says that. Its wrong, its region free.
#7
Blimey, why so freezing guys!!!

Here's the link to say it's Region Free:

http://movietyme.blogspot.com/
#8
Why are there some cold votes? THis is an excellent deal and by far the cheapest online. It is region free just check out: http://bluray.liesinc.net/ to confirm it. That list is very reliable.
#9
Ignorant Pom
I don't think CGI has improved noticaby since the release of this film.


Parts of this film was done badly, so I agree bits of it does look ropey.
#10
Broadsword
Parts of this film was done badly, so I agree bits of it does look ropey.


Thank you :)
#11
Broadsword
Parts of this film was done badly, so I agree bits of it does look ropey.


Which bits?
#12
Fantastic film, great CGI.

Ropey? Dated?

Please explain.
#13
petermerritt
Fantastic film, great CGI.

Ropey? Dated?

Please explain.


Thank you :)

Seriously though, WETA did a flawless job in my opinion.
#14
check out dvdbeaver for comparison screenshots
#15
Ignorant Pom
Which bits?


Some of the T Rex bits.

Especially the part where they are running under the dinosaurs is just plain bad CGI.
#16
Broadsword
Some of the T Rex bits.

Especially the part where they are running under the dinosaurs is just plain bad CGI.


If you say so.
I haven't noticed any such problem (and I've seen it a few times). Nor have any of the proffesional critics who reviewd the film.
#17
Ignorant Pom
If you say so.
I haven't noticed any such problem (and I've seen it a few times). Nor have any of the proffesional critics who reviewd the film.


So you have read all of the professional critics reviews?

And those reviews have been recent reviews so as to be new enough to qualify the aged CGI?

Doubt it. But just to prove a point here you go:

http://www.cinematical.com/2007/07/22/cinematical-seven-movies-that-surprised-me-with-their-bad-speci/

http://www.digital-retribution.com/forum/index.php?topic=9420.0

http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1554988/20070319/story.jhtml

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/KingKongDinosaurChaseScene.aspx

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/17076/peter_jacksons_king_kong.html

need I post more links?
#18
Broadsword;4065537
Some of the T Rex bits.

Especially the part where they are running under the dinosaurs is just plain bad CGI.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews21/king_kong_2005_dvd_review.htm
#19

lol you'd trust MTV with a film review?
#20


And that from a reviewer that states he doesn't watch or like CGI movies. How would he know bad CGI when he sees it?

Anyway, its all opinion. Ive expressed mine and proved others, both professional and non professional reviews, back up. One of which, professional website btw, classes it as the worst CGI ever put down on film. How damming is that btw?

If you think its state of the art thats also fine. In my opinion its funny and plainly bad CGI.

And thats all there is to it really.

This is still a bargain, and I ordered it a few days back.
#21


Wow! Those forums sure do look official!:whistling:

The only proffesional critique I can see is one that states that the special effects are too numerous and therfore overwhelming. Not sub-par in any way.
#22
Ignorant Pom
Wow! Those forums sure do look official!:whistling:

The only proffesional critique I can see is one that states that the special effects are too numerous and therfore overwhelming. Not sub-par in any way.


That cinemtaical one looks professional enough to me. MTV are quite a professional outfit so I've heard.

Not quite sure what your referring to. But ignore the point all you like.
#23
Broadsword
That cinemtaical one looks professional enough to me. MTV are quite a professional outfit so I've heard.

Not quite sure what your referring to. But ignore the point all you like.


Yeah 'Christopher Campbell'! Whoooaa! How did they get such a big name?

"Jackson's epic was chock-full of giant and/or icky movie monsters and a scarred, flea-ridden, fully-realized Kong (played in motion-capture by Andy Serkis). And while the film was visually dazzling, many critics felt that it was too much, particularly the scenes on Skull Island, populated with dozens — nay, hundreds — of digital creatures. Jackson seemed to fall victim to Lucas-itis: An overwhelming inflammation of too many digital effects" -MTV

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