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King Kong

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

  • Score: 75

    from 4 reviewers

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  • King Kong '76 mixes charm and flaws in 4K, divisive yet fascinating.

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    Disc Release Date

    True 4K

    HDR10

    Dolby Vision

    DTS-HD MA

  • Video: 87

  • The 4K restoration of King Kong offers enhanced detail and color compared to previous releases, with some nuanced shifts in color grading, preserving the film's texture while navigating bitrate inconsistencies and the inherent anamorphic lens characteristics.

  • Audio: 85

  • Review highlights the 4K & Blu-ray's audio intricacies and restorations, emphasizing balanced mixes, technical soundness but noting density and limitations.

  • Extra: 65

  • This release's mood balances optimism with frustration, noting solid but limited extras, engaging commentaries, and non-essential extended cuts, against a backdrop of unmet expectations for a definitive version.

  • Movie: 75

  • Dino De Laurentiis' 1976 'King Kong' remake blends modern cinema's VFX ambition with a flawed but enjoyable execution, sparking lively debates and nostalgia despite its shortcomings.

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