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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Why King Kong (1933) isn't on DVD

From an interview The Onion did with George Feltenstein, who is in charge of Warner Home Video's classic catalog:
"You know it took us literally until just a couple of months ago to get a proper element on King Kong, which is like one of the ultimate, perfect DVD releases. Everybody thinks we held off because Peter Jackson is remaking the movie, but that's just a coincidence. There was an element in Europe that we wanted to get our hands on, and it took a lot of negotiation with the archive that had it. We finally got it, and the restoration is under way. People always think there's some kind of conspiracy. [Laughs.]"

This problem exists with alot of classic films. I guess I just have to be patient. Read about film preservation and restoration (and learn what a film element is) on


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