You thought Peter Jackson’s King Kong couldn’t get any longer? Oh, how wrong you were! I’m starting to think that Jackson won’t rest until he’s made a single film equaling the length of the legendary lost original cut of von Stroheim’s Greed.
The new Deluxe Edition DVD of King Kong is three discs, and the movie itself is 13 minutes longer. There are yet 38 more minutes of deleted scenes in the set, plus more special features than you can shake Fay Wray’s femur at. If you were to sit down and watch this whole set in one sitting you would not only know more about the movie than Peter Jackson, you would probably have aged one year.
We’re happy to have some exclusive sneak peeks at the DVD special features here, both of which are pretty humorous. First up is a montage of quirky clips from the DVD, and after that is Jack Black being Jack Black in Peter Jackson’s chair. Watch them in Quicktime only because I won’t bother linking to the Windows Media versions!