"King Kong" (1933) Seeking a backer for his movie, Merian C. Cooper approached a top Hollywood mogul. "You know what a 50-foot gorilla would see in a five-foot girl?" the mogul asked. "His breakfast!" The studio chief wasn't buying but the public was. King Kong saved RKO from bankruptcy and became an all-time classic, ranking 43rd on the American Film Institute's list of Top-100 American Movies. "King Kong" teems with memorable moments: a moviemaking expedition on a fantastic isle filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures; the giant simian's lovestruck obsession with the film shoot's blonde starlet (scream queen Fay Wray); Kong's capture; his Manhattan rampage; and the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building, where Kong cradles his palm-sized beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes. "It was beauty killed the beast." But in these and other great scenes, Kong lives forever. "King Kong" (1976) The Petrox company's search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man - "King Kong"! The timeless story of a "beauty" (Jessica Lange, making her feature-film debut) and a "beast" comes to the screen in this ambitious production from Dino De Laurentiis. Charles Grodin is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast to his fullest. And Jeff Bridges is the desperate hero, Jack Prescott, who attempts to wrest the beautiful heroine (Lange) from King Kong's grasp. New York City trembles with each echoing footstep of the towering ape set loose in the streets.
• "King Kong" (1933) is Presented in Black & White and Full Frame
• "King Kong" (1976) is Presented in Color and Widescreen
• Subtitles: English