King Kong parents guide

King Kong

Overall B

Director Peter Jackson helms this remake of the famous Empire State Building-climbing ape. It's an enormous project in every way -- from the size of its title character to its 187 min-long runtime.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

Why is King Kong rated PG-13? The MPAA rated King Kong PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images

Run Time: 187 minutes

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King Kong
Rating & Content Info

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Why is King Kong rated PG-13? King Kong is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images

Set in the 1930’s, the story portrays smoking as a common habit of many of the sailors. A good stiff drink helps Carl subdue his nerves during the adventure. Dancing girls are shown performing in cleavage bearing outfits. Violent portrayals include the impaling of one man and the beheading of another by natives (some of whom are scantily dressed). Huge creatures attack the voyagers, eating some of them, crushing several and tossing others to their deaths. On the island, the group discovers a deserted village where human skeletons are hung from high poles. Later they come upon rows of skulls and piles of bones. Once in New York, King Kong rampages through the city, tossing cars, demolishing buildings and snatching planes from the sky while pilots repeatedly fire upon him.

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King Kong
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated Violence; frightening scenes
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes, Violence
Ontario PG Violence. Not recommended for young children.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "King Kong"

Cast and Crew

King Kong is directed by and stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of King Kong movie is March 27, 2006. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 28 March 2006

A movie with a title character as big as King Kong deserves a DVD of equally epic proportions! Universal Studios has stepped up to that expectation with three presentation offerings: widescreen, full screen, or a 2-Disc Widescreen Special Edition. If you choose either of the single disc options, you’ll receive a copy of the over three-hour movie in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French, as well as two bonus features: The Volkswagen Toureg & King Kong (a cross promotion commercial) and Wish You Were Here (a video postcard from the cast and crew). If you go for the double disc package, you’ll get all of the above plus a special introduction by director Peter Jackson, and three documentaries: Post-Production Diaries (Peter Jackson takes you on an unforgettable journey revealing virtually every aspect of post-production with nearly three hours of exclusive behind the scenes footage), Kong’s New York, 1933 (1930s New York comes alive in this fascinating piece that explores vaudeville, the skyscraper boom, the construction of the Empire State building and more) and Skull Island: A Natural History (travel to treacherous Skull Island with Peter Jackson and his crew). This larger-than-life DVD is sure to keep big fans busy for hours.

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