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King Kong

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    72
    from 2 reviewers
  • King Kong
    2005
    187 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: Peter Jackson

    Actors: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

    Plot: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

    Disc Release Date: 11 July 2017

    • Video
      67
    • Audio
      79
    • Extra
      82
    • Movie
      64

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • King Kong's UHD release offers a substantial upgrade over the previously released VC-1 encoded Blu-ray, even as the UHD is not perfect and has likely been sourced from a 2K digital intermediate. The movie...

    • Audio
      100
    • The film's previous DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack was well-received at the time it was reviewed and holds up very well today. The DTS:X Master Audio track isn't a revelation over it but the...

    • Extra
      100
    • This UHD release of King Kong contains two cuts of the film: a Theatrical Version (3:07:16) and an Extended Version (3:20:08). The UHD disc includes the previously released filmmaker commentary track on...

    • Movie
      90
    • Universal has released 2005's 'King Kong' to the UHD format, offering a 2160p/HDR-enhanced image in addition to a new DTS:X Master Audio soundtrack. The UHD contains no new bonus features, but Universal...

    • Total
      90
    • King Kong's UHD occasionally struggles to find greatness but nevertheless stands as a substantial improvement over the Blu-ray. Much stronger detail and a more convincing, more evenly saturated color palette...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      60
    • Captured and put on display for the whole world to see, Peter Jackson's King Kong runs amok on the crowded streets of 4K Ultra HD with a strong H.265 encode in HDR10. The overall quality doesn't offer...

    • Audio
      90
    • Kong roars to Ultra HD with a fantastic DTS:X soundtrack that, like the video, comes with minor improvements but doesn't completely take down its reference-quality DTS-HD counterpart. In fact, for most...

    • Extra
      100
    • The same set of supplements are ported over from the three-disc "Ultimate Edition" Blu-ray.Disc OneAudio Commentary: Available on the extended cut version, director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Phillippa...

    • Movie
      40
    • Being a movie reviewer can be dangerous work. You never know who is out there, reading what you've written, and waiting to take revenge. God forbid you spit on someone's favorite classic -- in my day,...

    • Total
      70
    • Bloated and long-winded as the movie may be, I rather enjoy Peter Jackson's King Kong, even in its 201-minute extended edition. It's an ambitious take on the 1933 classic, one of the most influential films...

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