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Win King Kong Tickets!

Published on December 6th 2005.

King Kong roars and stomps into our cinemas next week and to celebrate the re-birth of one of the silver screen’s biggest icons, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.

We've hidden the big hairy ape in one of our previous articles on the site, so you'll have to hunt him down and let us know which page he's on to stand a chance of winning some tickets. (*Hint - Eagle eyed regular readers might remember where we've shown a picture of Kong before but please note, this does NOT include Kong's current presence on our Manchester Confidential logo.)


Eyebrows were raised when Peter Jackson, fresh from completing the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, picked up the mantle to remake the 1933 classic. Critics claimed it was a blatant excuse to show off the latest in CGI.

Hollywood appears to have taken heed from recent blockbuster flops of years gone by greenlighting films produced by fans of the subject matter – Sam Reimi (Spiderman), Chris Nolan (Batman Begins) and Bryan Singer (Superman Returns).

Jackson is no exception. A lifelong Kong fan, his first film was a short film made as a missing segment from the original. Judging by early reviews, his three hour version does the original justice.

With the cast including Jack Black as filmmaker/showman/explorer Carl Denham, Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as New York playwright Jack Driscoll and Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, the subject of Kong’s affection (Watts received original Ann Darrow Faye Wray’s blessing during the making of the new version).

Andy Serkis, dodgy voiced Gollum from Lord of the Rings, also returns to produce the movements of Kong, with Jackson retaining even more links with Lord of the Rings by filming in New Zealand.

The film stays true to the original’s roots by taking an early trip to Kong’s home of Skull Island, before returning to an authentic 1930s New York where Kong is sure to wreak havoc.

Book now at www.odeon.co.uk

Tim Gough


If you fancy seeing the film for free, you'll have to do a spot of hunting yourself for this one, as we've hidden the big ape on one of our previous articles. All you've got to do is find him and tell us which page you found him on in the form below.....

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Thank you for your interest, but this competition closed to further entries on November 11th 2009.

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