hard-boiled egg gets a look at a pretty face
on a cliff where a whole army couldn't get at him."
"Yeah, if he stays there...but we've got something he wants."
Carl Denham to Capt. Englehorn
has surrounded a scene which shows giant spiders and scorpions eating
the unfortunate sailors who fall from the log in that famous sequence...
Surviving prints did not include this footage and no remnant of it had
ever been found until its discovery in the late 1990s. This scene was
intact when the film previewed in 1933 but producer/director Merian
C. Cooper was afraid it interrupted the pacing of the film and is
quoted as saying ``It stopped the picture cold, so the next day back at
the studio, I took it out myself.''
One of the spider models was reused by animator Willis O'Brien in the 1957 film The Black Scorpion.
Remake Maestro, and self-proclaimed #1 fan, Peter
Jackson, spent hours of time researching, and producing his "best
guess" as to what the lost "spider sequence" might have looked
Here it is for your enjoyment.
It is available on the Kong Special Edition DVD for sale here.
|"He's always been king of his world, but we'll teach him fear. We're millionaires, boys! I'll share it with all of you! Why, in a few months, it'll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World!" Carl Denham|
|"Ladies and gentlemen, before I tell you any more, I'm going to show you the greatest thing your eyes have ever beheld. He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilization merely a captive--a show to gratify your curiosity."|
|"Don't be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel."|
Denham, the airplanes got him."
"Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."
Producers Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack make a brief appearance in King Kong as pilots in one of the planes ordered to bring Kong down from the Empire State Building.
|Read the Original NEW YORK TIMES Review of the 1933 film|
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