Thursday, September 23, 2010


Press Release

On September 28, 2010, the original 1933 RKO classic King Kong makes its long awaited debut on Blu-ray Disc™. Presented by Warner Home Video, the newly remastered King Kong features extensive bonus content, including a collectible Blu-ray Book written by renowned film historian Rudy Behlmer; a feature length documentary on Kong creator Merian C. Cooper, directed by acclaimed filmmakers Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird; commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston with Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray; and a seven-part documentary that delves deeply into just about every aspect of the making of the film.

With 32 pages of rare photography and trivia, the captivating Blu-ray Book, written by Rudy Behlmer, centers around the vision of director, Merian C. Cooper and his larger than life persona that brought the story of King Kong to the screen. A prolific film researcher and historian, Behlmer personally interviewed Cooper and has written numerous books and contributed to a wide variety of documentaries, videos, DVDs and laser discs about Hollywood's Golden Age.

In this very special Blu-ray release, the newly remastered film is presented in its 1933 entirety and includes scenes that were originally considered too shocking for the 1938-1956 re-releases. With equal parts adventure, horror and old-fashioned romance, King Kong is a milestone of movie-making that has endured for more than seven decades. Named as one of the “100 Best Films of All Time” by Time Magazine, King Kongpremiered in New York City in 1933. The film was an instant success, breaking box-office records to become one of the top moneymakers of the 1930s.

Available on Blu-ray: September 28, 2010

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UPDATE: KING KONG is also now available FOR DOWNLOAD on iTunes:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wonderful things happening at Classic Cinema Online!

Hello everyone!

As Classic Cinema Online gets ready to celebrate it's fourth year on the net in December, some changes are taking place behind the scenes.

This blog will no longer be used to update our weekly features, from now on we'll actually blog on the blog and use the main site for showing our features.

Beginning this week, look for our new links page called CCO recommends. These are websites that Classic Cinema Online thinks you will enjoy. We'll also blog about those sites right here.

Classic Cinema Online is also getting ready for a new look (hopefully to launch by the beginning of the year) that will make navigating the site and searching for your favorite films much easier. The look will still have that old time theater feel but the content will be more streamlined with extended movie billboards.

All those and more are coming your way right here at Classic Cinema Online.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!