» Hong Kong
» 2 Discs
» Cardboard Box
» 6 Art Cards
» Photo Booklet
» Pocket Watch
» 3000 copies (numbered)
» King Kong (Theatrical Cut) (movie)
» The Volkswagen Toureg And King Kong (02m 04s)
» Wish You Were Here (01m 08s)
» DVD, R3, NTSC
» 2.35:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1 EX
» Thai DD 5.1 EX
» English HoH, Thai, Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese
» Introduction by Peter Jackson
» Post Production Diaries (152m 36s)
» Skull Island : A Natural History (16m 54s)
» Kong's New York, 1933 (28m 25s)
» DVD, R3, NTSC
» 2.35:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 2.0 surround
» English HoH, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese
» Original Title: King Kong (2005)
» Directed by: Peter Jackson
» Original Title: King Kong: Post-Production Diaries (2006)
» Directed by: Michael Pellerin
This set comes with a nice hard box and some really good artwork for the digipack as well.
However, on a sader note there's a small paper-wrapping that originally runs over the front cover of the outer box, and attaches only at each end, where it has been glued against the inner sides of the front cover. This would have been fine if the glue had been easy to get off but it might actually damage the inside of the case quite easily if you're not careful.
I'm not sure if this is just a matter of the glue becoming harder to remove because it's old or because it's just to good a glue. Either way, I managed to remove the paper without to big a damage on one side but on the other side, part of the black surface came of to reveal the white cardboard-core hidden underneath. But then again, atleast this damage wont show from the outside.
The digipack comes without a slipcase but it's still a nice design so what the hell. As for the artcards (or postcards if you will), they are bound by a small plastic wrap-around but are also hinged together at the sides (as you can see from the photos). However, they're pre-cut so you can easily take them apart if you want to.
And finally, the best part of the set, we come to the 1930's style pocket watch. This feels like a good quality watch even though I've heard reports that some have been said to come apart easily. But then again it's a dvd set so we're not talking about the greatest pocket watch ever made, but it's good looking watch none the less.
There's a nice King Kong engraving on the front while the back is just clean. The watch is initially housed in an open compartment and appears to be glued with the same glue as the paper wrapper, which makes this slightly tough to remove as well. But once you get it off it will just take a simple dishrag or wet cloth to polish away the glue remnants on the back.
All in all a quite luxurious looking box even with it's minor flaws.
As far as disc specs and extras are concerned this edition seems pretty even with all the other 2-disc special edition sets. The Post-Production diaries offers a nice closure and together with the previously relased production diaries it amounts to an even larger experience. Apart from the extensive diaries with there total running time of 152 min there's a few more featurettes amounting to a little under 1 hours worth of extra playing time. All in the well made style you'd expect for a hollywood blockbuster.
Surprisingly enough there's no commentary track or deleted scenes included. This is however not to much of a mystery as we can probably suspect this film to get a large variaty of releases to suck the consumers dry (Remember Lord of The Rings, anyone?). But given the heavy playing time of the second disc I'll rate this pretty high anyway, but I'm still waiting for a commentary track before I close the book on this one and rate it THE ultimate set.