Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Original Kong

My nephew has been fascinated with King Kong since the release of Kong: Skull Island. It led me to introducing him to the original movie from 1933.

I had purchased the original King Kong movie in a special set that's exclusive to HMV. The set contains a DVD, Blu-ray and a digital download of the movie as well as a booklet.

I've yet to read the booklet, but we sat down and watched the film on Tuesday afternoon.

To be fair - I thought he would find the black-and-white and dated special effects a letdown, but he did sit through it and found the movie enjoyable.

After watching it, I explained that the original was made in the thirties. Before his grandparents were born. I then told him about the 1970s remake.

The next plan was to purchase a copy of that version of the film. As luck would have it, I found out that it's on television this afternoon when I was leafing through the TV guide yesterday. The cable box is ready to record it.

I'm unsure whether to let him watch the 2005 version of the movie. It was a drag, if I say so myself. Plus, I had a nightmare after watching it! My dream was not about the giant gorilla, though. I dreamt that I was being chased by the islanders who had their eyelids sewn together.

It has been eleven years since this dream, but I still haven't forgotten about it.

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