MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL,
On DVD: Original
'Kong' was King in 2005
Incredibles," "Lost" and "Titanic" also ruled
the digital domain as DVDs marked their eighth anniversary.
Randy Salas, Star
December 30, 2005
Eight years into the format, it's hard to believe that
there was still a classic landmark film yet to come out on DVD. But
2005 saw the spectacular debut of the original 1933 version of "King
Kong," an essential release that was easily the best DVD of the
Of course, with Hollywood running out of A-list movies to release for
the first time on DVD, more reissues came out than ever. So they get
their own category in my look back at the top titles of 2005, along
with classic films, new films and TV shows.
1. "King Kong" -- a monster two-disc set with Peter Jackson's
reconstruction of a famous lost scene.
2. "Unseen Cinema" -- a stunning
seven-disc set of avant-garde films from 1894 to 1941.
3. "Val Lewton Collection" -- a five-disc set with "Cat
People" and nine other chillers by the horror master.
4. "Controversial Classics Collection" -- Andy Griffith's
mesmerizing "A Face in the Crowd," Spencer Tracy's suspenseful
"Bad Day at Black Rock" and five other talkers.
5. "The High and the Mighty" -- John Wayne's air-disaster
classic for the first time in any home-video format.
Also notable: "The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection,"Major Dundee,"Errol
Flynn Signature Collection,"Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection,"Bambi."