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Scream Factory’s ‘King Kong’ (1976) Blu-ray Will Include Extended TV Broadcast Cut and More

The 1976 version of King Kong is getting a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory this year. The 2-disc set, the film’s North American Blu-ray debut, will release on May 11.

Fully detailed today, “The sweeping ’70s remake of the classic tale comes home in a 2-disc definitive collector’s edition set including both the theatrical cut with a new restored theatrical stereo track and an extended TV broadcast cut with a new 2k scan of the additional TV footage from the internegative. The release also comes packed with bonus features including new audio commentary with film historian Ray Morton (author of KING KONG – THE HISTORY OF A MOVIE ICON) and several new interviews with cast and crew.”

Here’s the full breakdown:

DISC 1: Theatrical Cut

  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Ray Morton (author of KING KONG – THE HISTORY OF A MOVIE ICON)
  • NEW Audio interview with special makeup effects wizard Rick Baker
  • NEW Something’s Haywire – an interview with actor Jack O’Halloran
  • NEW On the Top of the World – an interview with assistant director David McGiffert and production manager Brian Frankish
  • NEW Maybe in their Wildest Dreams – an interview with sculptor Jack Varner
  • NEW There’s A Fog Bank Out There – an interview with second unit director William Kronick
  • NEW From Space to Apes – an interview with photographic effects assistant Barry Nolan
  • NEW When the Monkey Dies, Everybody Cries – an interview with production assistants Jeffrey Chernov and Scott Thaler
  • Audio: DTS-HD 5.1 and NEW restored theatrical DTS-HD 2.0 stereo track
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries – posters, lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos

DISC 2: Extended TV Broadcast Cut

  • NEW 2K scan of the additional TV footage from the internegative
  • KING KONG panel discussion from the Aero Theater (2016)

In director John Guillermin’s 1976 film, “The Petrox company’s search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man – KING KONG!”

“The timeless story of a beauty (Jessica Lange) and a beast comes to the screen in this ambitious production from Dino De Laurentiis. Charles Grodin is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast to his fullest. And Jeff Bridges is the desperate hero, Jack Prescott, who attempts to wrest the beautiful heroine from King Kong’s grasp. New York City trembles with each echoing footstep of the towering ape set loose in the streets!”