For the First Time Ever Audiences Can Experience the All-New Extended Movie...

For the First Time Ever Audiences Can Experience the All-New Extended Movie Including Over 13 Additional Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Action-Packed Footage, 230 New Visual Effects Shots and Nearly 40 Minutes of Deleted Scenes

King Kong deluxe extended edition More unforgettable action, more incredible visual effects, more awesome thrills, the adventure epic is now even bigger and better than ever On DVD November 14, 2006 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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Universal City, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 20, 2006–DVD collectors and fans of Oscar(R) winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s awe-inspiring masterpiece King Kong will be treated to a whole new thrilling movie experience when King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition comes to DVD on November 14, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This definitive three-disc version of Jackson’s groundbreaking action-adventure film includes over 13 additional mind-blowing minutes of King Kong’s astounding visual effects and exhilarating action. King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition features all new bonus content including nearly 40 minutes of deleted scenes, special introductions by the director, fascinating mini-featurettes, concept art galleries, outtakes and gag reels, trailers, commentary by Peter Jackson for the first time, and much much more. For the first time anywhere, audiences can view both the extended version of the film and the extensive all-new bonus features documenting the imagination and passion behind its making in one must-own set. The King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition is priced at $34.98 SRP. Pre-order close is October 3, 2006.

In addition, the multi-disc DVD is also available in an extraordinary King Kong: Deluxe Extended Limited Edition DVD gift set that includes specially designed collectable packaging. A beautifully crafted King Kong figurine, created exclusively for the package by the Oscar(R)-winning artists at Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, the company responsible for the film’s creature design, special makeups, miniatures and dazzling visual effects, accompanies the gift set. It’s the ultimate set for the ultimate King Kong fan. The gift set is priced at $79.98 SRP.

Loaded with even more spine-tingling heroics and innovative visual effects than was seen in theaters, the groundbreaking King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition stars an outstanding cast including Oscar(R) nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams), Jack Black (Nacho Libre), Oscar(R) winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Colin Hanks (Orange County), and Andy Serkis (the Lord of the Rings trilogy). Director and producer Jackson co-wrote the remake of the classic 1933 film with longtime collaborators and fellow Oscar(R) winners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. King Kong won three 2006 Academy Awards(R) for Achievement in Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN AT PETER JACKSON’S SIDE

The breathtaking new King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition provides fans with fascinating insights into director Jackson’s unique creative process. Special bonus features have been drawn from more than 3,000 hours of all-new behind-the-scenes footage recorded during the filmmaking process. This unparalleled access to the production experience gives viewers a unique and unprecedented way of viewing a classic film. Among the highlights on the three-disc set include:

DISC 1

— KING KONG part 1

— DELETED SCENES – 16 Deleted Scenes

— FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER PETER JACKSON AND

— CO-WRITER/PRODUCER PHILIPPA BOYENS

DISC 2

— KING KONG part 2

— THE EIGHTH BLUNDER OF THE WORLD

— “THE PRESENT”

— A NIGHT IN VAUDEVILLE

— KING KONG HOMAGE

— WETA COLLECTABLES

Trailers

— FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER PETER JACKSON AND

CO-WRITER/PRODUCER PHILIPPA BOYENS

DISC 3: THE KING KONG ARCHIVES

— INTRODUCTION BY PETER JACKSON

— THE ORIGINS OF “KING KONG”

— PRE-PRODUCTION PART 1: THE RETURN OF KONG

— PRE-PRODUCTION PART 2: COUNTDOWN TO FILMING

— THE VENTURE JOURNEY

— RETURN TO SKULL ISLAND

— NEW YORK, NEW ZEALAND

— BRINGING KONG TO LIFE PART 1: DESIGN AND RESEARCH

— BRINGING KONG TO LIFE PART 2: PERFORMANCE AND ANIMATION

— THE 1996 “KING KONG” VIDEO GALLERY

— THE VENTURE VIDEO GALLERY

— SKULL ISLAND VIDEO GALLERY

— NEW YORK VIDEO GALLERY

— KONG VIDEO GALLERY

— ARRIVAL AT SKULL ISLAND PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC

— BRONTO STAMPEDE PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC

— T-REX FIGHT PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC

— KONG’S CAPTURE PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC

— EMPIRE STATE BUILDING BATTLE PRE-VIZ ANIMATIC

— ANN DISARMS KONG MOTION-CAPTURE/ANIMATION COMPARISON

— KONG’S CAPTURE MOTION-CAPTURE/ANIMATION COMPARISON

— KONG IN NEW YORK MOTION-CAPTURE/ANIMATION COMPARISON

— DVD CREDITS

–ROM: 1996 AND 2005 SCRIPTS

And Much More

SYNOPSIS

Thirteen additional minutes of epic adventure, exotic creatures and awesome visual effects make King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition the definitive version of Peter Jackson’s (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) must-see, must-have action adventure epic. Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody and Jack Black star in the thrilling story of a legendary gorilla living on a treacherous island that is captured and brought to civilization by an unscrupulous filmmaker. Exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses provided by Jackson and his crew give fans an unprecedented window into the sweeping cinematic vision that makes the King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition a spectacular film experience that movie lovers will not want to miss.

CAST & FILMMAKERS

Director: Peter Jackson

Written By: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson

Based on a Story by: Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace

Produced By: Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson

Co-Producer: Philippa Boyens, Eileen Moran

Director of Photography: Andrew Lesnie, ACS, ASC

Production Designer: Grant Major

Film Editors: Jamie Selkirk, ACE with Jabez Olssen

Costume Designer: Terry Ryan

Music By: James Newton Howard

Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Kyle Chandler, John Sumner

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DVD

Street Date: November 14, 2006

Pre-Order Close: October 3, 2006

Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Price: $34.98 SRP (Deluxe Extended Edition); $79.98 SRP (Gift Set)

Selection Number: 31679 (Deluxe Extended Edition); 31680 (Gift Set)

Running Time: 3 Hours 20 Minutes

Layers: DVD-9

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)

Rating: PG-13

Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH, Spanish, French subtitles (subject to change)

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For the First Time Ever Audiences Can Experience the All-New Extended Movie Including Over 13 Additional Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Action-Packed Footage, 230 New Visual Effects Shots and Nearly 40 Minutes of Deleted Scenes