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King Kong Leaping to DVD

Packed with heart-pounding action, breathtaking visual effects and one of 2005’s most acclaimed box-office blockbusters, King Kong, this year’s most highly anticipated DVD, arrives in stores March 28, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Three-time Academy Award winner Peter Jackson, director of the landmark Lord of the Rings trilogy, sets a new standard for unforgettable suspense filled with nail-biting danger, high emotion and amazing creatures beyond imagination including the legendary beast as never before seen.

The DVD, featuring collectable original package artwork specially designed by the Oscar-winning artists at WETA Digital Ltd, the production company behind the film’s dazzling visual effects, is available in both the thrilling original theatrical version and a Special Edition two-disc set that gives audiences a whole new “Kong� experience.

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Featuring a fascinating inside look into the creation of the film’s two cinematic worlds – Skull Island and 1933 New York City – the Special Edition offers an unparalleled opportunity to share Peter Jackson’s creative genius and the cast and crew’s passion in bringing the timeless story to the screen. The single disc version is available at $29.98 and the two-disc Special Edition is priced at $30.98.

“The original King Kong inspired me to become a filmmaker,� said director/producer Peter Jackson. “It’s a story that had a profound personal impact and shepherding its return to the big screen has been a dream come true. Contributing to the DVD afforded me the opportunity to share this amazing experience with audiences and highlight the incredible achievements of our exceptional cast and crew.�