The Best Collector's Edition DVD ever! - CinemaDave
Dec. 17th, 2005 07:34 am The Best Collector's Edition DVD ever!
The Best DVD released is the Collector's Edition of "King Kong." Time and care were taken in researching this classic tale of beauty and the beast. Besides directing the new remake, Peter Jackson has lovingly recreated a lost sequence from the original movie, the nightmarish “Spider Pit Sequence.”
To recapture the spirit of the animator Willis O'Brien, Jackson had his team recreated the original stop motion technology from 70 years ago. The results are inspirational.
It is easy to see why this “Spider Pit” sequence was eliminated from the original release to the 1933 audience. After sailors fall into a pit, four creatures crawl out and devour the sailors. The deaths are gruesome and could have been a showstopper. While the sequence does detract from the beauty and the beast theme, the lost sequence is considered the holy grail of celluloid.