King Kong Lives Collector's Edition
The mythology of Kong continues in the world-first blu-ray release of KING KONG LIVES, the sequel to Dino DeLaurentis’ highly successful 1976 reimagining starring Linda Hamilton (Terminator), Brian Kerwin(Murphy’s Romance) and John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop).
Picking up where the last film left off, Kong is being kept alive in a comatose state at the Atlantic Institute. Monitored by Dr. Amy Franklin (Linda Hamilton), it becomes clear that Kong will need an artificial heart if he is to survive, the problem being that he also desperately needs a blood transfusion. With none of the other known species of apes having the same blood type, adventurer Hank ‘Mitch’ Mitchell (Brian Kerwin) is recruited to traverse the darkest corners of the globe in search of match. He finds what he is looking for in the jungles of Borneo and returns stateside with an unexpected boon, Lady Kong. The resurrection of Kong is a success but when the mighty ape senses that a potential mate is near, he escapes, taking his new paramour with him. When the fanatical Colonel Nevitt (John Ashton) is brought in to retrieve the fugitive lovers but only manages to capture Lady Kong, all hell breaks loose. Can the world survive an enraged King Kong willing to destroy anything and everything that stands between him and his mate?
Director: John Guillermin
Cast: Brian Kerwin; John Ashton; Linda Hamilton
King Kong 1976 4K Blu-ray/Steelbook
The towering new 4K restoration of the 1976 event movie reimagining of the classic monster story, KING KONG.
Primate paleontologist Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) sneaks aboard an expedition to the uncharted Skull Island, warning the ruthless oil executive Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) against exploiting its resources with an ominous message about "the roar of the greatest beast" from previous doomed explorers. En route they rescue aspiring actress Dwan (Jessica Lange), the sole survivor of a shipwreck.
Upon disembarking on the island they discover a strange primitive world of mystery and danger, where the natives live within the confines of a vast wall to protect them from the giant ape god, Kong. Dwan is abducted and offered as a sacrifice to the savage beast, before the crew rescue her and capture Kong to take him to New York. Wilson views him as a profitable Broadway attraction, but the ape has other ideas and escapes to rampage through the streets of the Big Apple.
Available for the first time on 4K UHD featuring new artwork by Sophie Bland.
Jeff Bridges (Actor), Charles Grodin (Actor), John Guillermin (Director)
Update: Steelbook cover added)