CLOSED – Win John Guillermin’s KING KONG on Blu-Ray In Our Competition





King Kong bluray

STUDIOCANAL has released the new 4K restoration of John Guillermin’s (Blazing Inferno, Death on the Nile) Academy Award® Winning remake of iconic Hollywood classic, KING KONG (1976).

Starring Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, True Grit) and Jessica Lange (Tootsie, American Horror Story), and produced by Hollywood legend Dino de Laurentiis (Flash Gordon, Nights of Cabiria, Barbarella), this retelling of the classic monster adventure film went on to jointly win the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects (Carlo Rambaldi, Glen Robinson and Frank Van der Veer), as well as receiving Academy Award® nominations for Best Cinematography (Richard H. Kline) and Best Sound (Harry W. Tetrick, William McCaughey, Aaron Rochin and Jack Solomon). Jessica Lange was also honoured as Best new Actress for her role at the Golden Globes that same year.

Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), an employee of a large American oil company, has been charged with a mission to find new oil wells. With a chartered boat, he sets off on a journey to an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. On board is also a stowaway: the palaeontologist Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) has smuggled himself onto the ship, as he hopes to examine a rare species of monkey on this island. On the way, after a violent storm, the expedition also takes on board the shipwrecked Dawn (Jessica Lange), who is floating in a lifeboat at sea. When the ship anchors off the island, however, it turns out not to be as uninhabited as everyone once thought. The natives of the island perform a strange ritual to worship a larger-than-life ape named “Kong”. As soon as they catch sight of the blonde Dawn, they decide they have found their perfect offering.

John Guillermin’s King Kong is available now on 4K UHD Collector’s Edition Steelbook, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

New artworks have been created for the Home Entertainment releases by graphic designer Sophie Bland, and for the 4K UHD Steelbook release by Francesco Francavilla. The 4K UHD includes a limited-edition poster of Sophie Bland’s artwork.

To celebrate the release, we’ve giving away a copy of KING KONG (1976) on Blu-Ray to two lucky readers!

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 18th December 2022 and one correct entry will be chosen at random.

T&C’s

  • This promotion is open to UK residents only.
  • Entrants must be aged 12 years or older
  • One entry per household
  • No alternative prize is available
  • Two winners will each win 1x King Kong on Blu-Ray
  • The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
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